How COVID-19 Has Impacted Agriculture / What The Biden Administration Means For Farmworkers, Early Vaccinations / First-Ever Commercial Rice Shipment To China From The U.S. / Seasonal Produce In California
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A worker picks strawberries on Bertha Magaña's farm in Prunedale.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Agriculture is one of California’s biggest industry sectors and it's no secret that COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains and left many farmers reeling. The effects of the pandemic follow several years of challenging production and market conditions for U.S. farmworkers, and with a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, there’s a push to get farmers among those vaccinated first. Today on Insight, the many ways farmworkers and the agriculture industry have been impacted by the pandemic, and what the Biden Administration means for future prospects.
- United Fresh Produce Association Senior Vice President of Policy Robert Guenter discusses the effects of COVID-19 on California agriculture, the push to get farm workers vaccinated first, the incoming Biden Administration, and more
- United Farm Workers Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres on how the wages of farm workers in California could drop under a plan by the Trump Administration
- California Rice Commission Communications Manager Jim Morris talks about the first-ever commercial shipment of rice to China from the U.S. and its historical significance
- Family-owned, Sacramento restaurant supplier Produce Express Sales Representative Scott Rose with what is in-season, coming into season, and how it can be used