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Food and Sustainability

As Wine Grape Harvest Begins, Calif. Growers Face Ongoing Farmworker Shortage

August 15, 2017 | Julia Mitric

As California's wine grape harvest gets underway, the majority of it will be done by machine. But even as growers face ongoing labor shortages, mechanization isn't a cure-all for growers in every region.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Friend Of Cesar Chavez Shares Exhibit On Farm Workers At California State Fair

July 25, 2017 | Chris Remington

Marc Grossman is the former press secretary for Cesar Chavez and current spokesman for the Cesar Chavez Foundation and the UFW. He shares stories featured in the farm worker exhibit at the California State Fair this month.

Food and Sustainability

Asparagus Season Brings Choices For California Shoppers

April 21, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Asparagus is grown in the Delta, the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast. California grows over 70 percent of the asparagus consumed in the U.S. but the state's asparagus production has declined 15 to percent annually since 2000.

Food and Sustainability

Food System Critic Raj Patel Speaks At Sacramento State's Bridge Dinner

September 14, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Sacramento State's farm-to-fork dinner Wednesday night will feature guest speaker Raj Patel, who is a professor and author of Stuffed and Starved, a book about the global food system.

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State Government

Brown Signs Farmworker Overtime Bill

September 12, 2016 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that allows California farm workers to earn overtime pay in the same way non-farm workers do. The measure drew fierce debate in the Legislature.

Food and Sustainability

California Receives USDA Loans For Affordable Farmworker Housing

July 15, 2016 | Julia Mitric

California will receive $18 million in US Department of Agriculture Loans for affordable farm worker housing.

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Undocumented Immigration In California

Farmworkers Hit The Hardest By The Drought

August 27, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

Many farmworkers in California are out of work because of the severe drought. Those who do have a job are often working harder for less money.

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