Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.
Expert view: Individual growers must take on customer fears about GMOs and chemicals.
Vacuum picker under development brings the apple industry closer than ever to automating harvest.
Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin
Grab and go for consumer convenience
Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.