No Crop Pickers | The Olive Oil Source

No Crop Pickers

Source: The Olive Oil Source
September 09, 2006

As harvests accelerate throughout California, farmers in all regions report problems finding enough people to bring in their crops. Members of a California Farm Bureau committee who met in Sacramento yesterday (Wednesday) reported shortages ranging from 40 percent to 80 percent. A number of farmers say they have enough help to get by, so far. But in Lake and Mendocino counties, pear growers report financial losses because of a lack of harvest help.