What California vineyard workers want

California vineyard worker

Communication, in Spanish, is the key to retaining viticultural labour, apparently.

California, by value the largest producer of agricultural goods in the United States, is in the midst of a staggering agricultural labour shortage which seems only to be getting worse. In 2019, 56% of farms in California said that they were unable to hire the amount of labour they needed; 20% of those surveyed were wine grape growers.

What is responsible for the lack of agricultural labour?

At last count, 92% of the agricultural labour force in California was Latino and nearly 80% was foreign-born. It is not an...