More Concerns about Yuba-Sutter Labor Shortage

Sabrina General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

It looks like peach growers in Yuba and Sutter Counties will have even fewer hands to help with the harvest this year. Sabrina Hill reports.
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Executive Director of the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau, Megan Foster, says there were fewer workers available during the peach thinning this year than last year, and that is likely a preview of what growers can expect during the harvest in the next few months. She said peaches are the most labor-intensive crops in the area, and of course where growers will have the most problems with labor shortages. She expects the counties to see shortages with other labor-intensive crops like tomatoes as well.