Equitable Food Initiative Receives Walmart Foundation Grant to Promote Responsible Labor Practices in Mexico

quitable Food Initiative has received a $1.2 million grant from Walmart Foundation to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico. The grant runs through the end of 2020.

Could CA Produce Soon Cost You More? Farms Face Labor Shortages, Immigration Woes

“There’s nothing better than a hand-picked crop,” says Jeff Percy, vice president of southern production for Castroville-based Ocean Mist, the country’s largest grower of fresh artichokes.

“But there’s the minimum wage, the cost,” he says. “The bottom line is, we have to compete.”