Labor Shortage Threatens Winter Lettuce Harvest With the peak of the winter lettuce-growing season in Southern California coming in Janury, a labor shortage is prompting fears of rotting crops. Growers say better border enforcement and better jobs have led to fewer migrant workers.
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Labor Shortage Threatens Winter Lettuce Harvest

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Labor Shortage Threatens Winter Lettuce Harvest

Labor Shortage Threatens Winter Lettuce Harvest

Labor Shortage Threatens Winter Lettuce Harvest

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With the peak of the winter lettuce-growing season in Southern California coming in Janury, a labor shortage is prompting fears of rotting crops. Growers say better border enforcement and better jobs have led to fewer migrant workers. Joe Colace, a lettuce grower in California's Imperial Valley, discusses the problems farmers face.