Advancements in Apple Picking: An Industry Addresses Tight Farm Labor Markets

To prevent bruising and ensure farmers can harvest their crop at its peak, apples intended for sale in fresh markets are picked by hand. Consequently, labor is among the biggest expenses for U.S. apple growers, accounting for up to a fourth of production costs.

MST Donation Enhances Expedited Testing Program for Farm Workers

The Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) recently partnered with CVSC to provide expedited test results for farm workers allowing healthy employees to return to their families and jobs more quickly.