Courtesy cross-post of webinar offered by University of California, Davis, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE):
COVID-19 and Farm Workers: Challenges Facing California Agriculture
When stay-at-home orders were issued in March 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19, farm workers were deemed essential and expected to continue working. Learn how sick farm workers, closed schools, and uncertainties surrounding the H-2A guest worker program could reduce the supply of farm workers, accelerating trends already underway such as mechanization.
Presented by Timothy Beatty, Professor and Philip Martin, Professor Emeritus
Agricultural and Resource Economics
College of Agricultural and Environmental Studies