Patrick Smith, CEO of Loftus Ranches, is fighting inflation as well. Some fertilizer materials have nearly doubled in a year or two, he says.
Farmworkers who can show they’ve worked at least 400 work days in the last five years would be eligible for a faster track.
California has regulations, but it's been hard to get PPE to workers in the fields. There's no federal standard.
Workers can stay distanced in the fields, but they work in close quarters in areas where the harvest is processed.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
A bill in Congress would require all employers to use the government’s E-Verify system.
Over the past three decades, about 800 workers have died from heat exposure; almost one in five worked in agriculture.
Growers say fears of immigration enforcement under Trump may already be hitting their bottom line.
About three-quarters of hired crop workers work within 75 miles from home.