California farm labor shortage expected to get worse

March 12, 2013 12:20:52 AM PDT
Agriculture officials say the problem is getting worse -- mainly because current farm workers are getting older, more are going home to Mexico, and fewer migrants are coming into the country to replace them.

An economist with U.C. Davis says the ag industry is basically running out of low-skilled workers. The California Farm Bureau Federation says more than 70-percent of farmers expect a worker shortage starting this spring -- and getting worse through the growing season.