Salinas Valley

Farm workers in the Salinas Valley. (CBS)

Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left Unpicked

Its harvest time in the Salinas Valley, and produce from the “Salad Bowl of the World” is ready for the dinner table. But in this the land of plenty, there is a big shortage of farm workers.

08/13/2015

Robot Harvester

Robot Lettuce Pickers In Salinas Point To Future Of Farming

Robotic farming could provide relief from recent labor shortages, lessen the unknowns of immigration reform, even reduce costs, increase quality and yield a more consistent product.

07/14/2013

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

Salinas Farmworker Dies In Near 100-Degree Heat

State workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a farm supervisor who died after passing out on a Salinas Valley farm.

10/03/2012