At the meeting in Tijuana, representatives from both sides of the border were scheduled to hear presentations on livestock, plant and animal safety and economics, among other topics.
Daniel Sumner directs the Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis. He says dealing with the immigrant workforce is a priority for the industry.
"What almost all of agriculture has wanted, certainly California agriculture and the part of it that relies on immigrant labor, is to find a way to help workers who want to work in California agriculture to be legal when they do so," he says.
A recent UC Davis report on farm workers cites the National Agricultural Workers Survey. It finds more than 90 percent of California crop workers surveyed came from Mexico.
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