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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 15, 2016 | Julia Mitric
California has more than 800,000 farm workers. A proposal requiring employers to pay farm workers overtime after they work eight hours in a day or 40 hours a week may get a vote later this week in the state Senate.
July 15, 2016 | Julia Mitric
California will receive $18 million in US Department of Agriculture Loans for affordable farm worker housing.
April 16, 2016
(AP) — The California farm labor board has upheld a court ruling that one of the nation's largest fruit growers interfered as employees were deciding whether to reject union representation.
April 6, 2016 | Ben Bradford
A bill moving through the California Legislature would require farm laborers to receive overtime pay when they work more than eight hours in a day.
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.