STOCKTON – The impact of the drought on the state’s farm workers has been smaller than expected according to the latest state and federal statistics.
California farms employed about 417,000 workers per month, in 2014. That total was up by 6,000 from 2013, state figures show. Farm employment increased by about 30,000 from 2004 to 2014.
Those farmworkers were also being paid more in 2014 than in the past. The average front-line farm worker earned $9 per hour, still among the lowest paid workers in California, but a 2 percent increase from 2013... Read More