California olive harvest begins

October 3, 2013 4:18:22 AM PDT
Farmers are reporting mixed results as the olive harvest gets underway.

Growers in Central California are reporting heavier crops this year. However, farmers in Northern California say their olive crops have been smaller. They are also reporting problems hiring enough people to harvest their olives.

Table olives are picked by hand. but farmers say in some cases they've been working with crews that have about half as many people as usual.


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