A reliable, stable and legal workforce is essential to America’s specialty crop producers. This rings especially true for California agriculture, which accounts for a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, as well as a diversity of other foods. This agricultural labor update will delve into the increasing pressures and costs farmers and ranchers are facing related to finding skilled and available employees.
Recognize the challenges of California agriculture’s labor shortages and what that means to the rest of the nation.
Identify potential solutions for the perpetual agricultural labor shortages.
Distinguish ways to intellectually discuss the labor marketplace with clients.