Friday, April 15, 2016

Conference: Agriculture: Water, Labor, and Immigration

Later this morning, UC Davis School of Law will host a conference on California Agriculture: Water, Labor, and Immigration.  his conference examines current issues in agriculture and farm labor. California agriculture and the farm workforce are changing. Scarce water, expensive land, and changing consumer preferences have increased the importance of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and horticultural specialties or FVH crops in the state’s farm sales. There are fewer newcomers to the farm workforce, prompting farm employers to take steps to satisfy current workers, stretch them with mechanical aids and substitute machines for hand workers, and supplement with H-2A guest workers.

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