“That cost is going to be borne by us at the end of the day,” said Scott Deardorff, a partner at Oxnard-based Deardorff Family Farms, which grows strawberries, cauliflower and chard, among other salad bar staples, all of which are likely to be more expensive for consumers down the line.

So, the farmer is going to bear the costs, but consumers will also pay more? Ignoring some of the other reasonable issues raised in the NYT story, how does this particular point add up? Or is it simply a political statement by Mr. Deardorff?