Farm Labor Shortage
October 1, 2013
Farm Labor Tight But Manageable
Bryan Little, Director of Labor Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation( CFBF) in Sacramento, noted that labor is short, about the same as it was last season.
He said that between 60 and 70 percent of the farmers who voluntarily enter data on the CFBF website cited that they were experiencing about a 30 percent shortage of farm labor.
“Growers are getting by again this year, however they have been helped by weather conditions that have spread out the harvest season of several crops, including raisins,” Little said.