Fewer people apply
for on-farm jobs
The peak harvest season in California remains weeks away, but farmers from a number of regions already report challenges hiring enough employees for harvest jobs. In some cases, farmers have abandoned fields because not enough people were available to harvest the crop.
As a result of the shortage, some farmers report increasing wages, delaying farm activities or pooling work crews with other farms. Harvest season in California typically peaks in late summer.
– SOURCE: www.cfbf.com