As California's wine grape harvest gets under way, most of it will be done by machine. But as growers face ongoing labor shortages, mechanization isn't a cure-all. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.
California farm workers will be able to earn overtime pay under the same rules as non-farm workers under a bill signed yesterday (Monday) y Governor Jerry Brown. It requires farmers to pay their employees overtime after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
Triple-digit temperatures this summer are raising the risk of heat-related illness for farm workers in California's Central Valley. Farmworkers and growers don't agree on how safe the fields are, and the numbers don't provide a clear picture. Capital Public Radio's Shahla Farzon reports.