This conference examines labor-related issues in California and US agriculture. Labor-intensive fruit and vegetable crops are almost 85 percent of California’s and 40 percent of US crop sales, farm worker employment has been increasing, and the H-2A guest worker program is expanding rapidly.
Three timely issues will be discussed. First, how are changes in technology and trade affecting the demand for farm workers? Second, how is the expansion of the H-2A program affecting the current aging and unauthorized farm workforce? Third, how are Trump Administration migration policy changes affecting farmers, farm workers, and agricultural communities?
We are grateful for the support of the UC Ag Issues Center and the UCD Gifford Center as well as the ALRB and the Giannini and Rosenberg foundations. For further information, contact Philip Martin, email@example.com
Registration closes on March 19, 2020 at 12:00PM.
|8:15 AM||Check-in and Breakfast|
Philip Martin, UC Davis, Helene Dillard, CAES, and Daniel Sumner, UC Agricultural Issues Center and UC Davis
Demand for Farm Labor: Technology and Trade, (20 and 10 minutes)
Farm Labor 2019: H-2A and NAWS (20 and 10 minutes)
Immigration and Agriculture (20 minutes)