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Shortages In Fields Leaving Farmers Scrambling

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Sonora, CA — As harvests accelerate throughout the Mother Lode, farmers in all regions report problems finding enough people to bring in their crops.

Members of a California Farm Bureau committee who met in Sacramento Wednesday reported shortages ranging from 40 percent to 80 percent.

A number of farmers say they have enough help to get by, so far.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh