Farm Progress America, June 29, 2017

Max Armstrong looks at rising farm labor shortages seen in Santa Barbara County California, and what that means for agriculture.

Max Armstrong shares information about how a labor shortage has caused farmers to leave crops in the field to rot in Santa Barbara County, which cost famers $13 million last year. From strawberries to field greens, farmers ended up plowing the crop back into the field.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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