Labor Shortages Impacting CA Harvest

June 17, 2013 09:42 AM
 

As Congress debates an immigration reform bill, farmers in California are faced with a labor shortage that is threatening their harvest.  An aging workforce plus an improved Mexican economy coupled with a sluggish U.S. economy are some of the factors leading to worker shortages.  Bryan Little, Director of Labor Affairs for the California Farm Bureau, says labor shortages as much as 30% are being reported and could have long term implications.  

 

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