The
Last Harvest

You can't grow without change

More than 75% of fresh fruit in the U.S. is hand-harvested. Critical labor shortages are forcing farmers to abandon valuable crops. The healthiest food we can eat is being squeezed and our food system and communities need solutions.

Synopsis

The Last Harvest

The average grocery shopper may be surprised to learn that more than 75% of the fresh fruit consumed in the U.S. is completely dependent on hand-harvesting. Despite a rapidly growing $40 billion fresh produce industry, growers are in fear of a viable future as they struggle to find workers to pick the fields. More than $3.1 Billion is missed in economic growth each year as crops are left to rot in abandoned fields.

The Last Harvest offers a rare glimpse into the critical labor shortage problem in the agricultural industry. Hear the stories of those most impacted by this phenomenon and learn how immigration reform, an improved guest worker program, and innovation and collaboration can provide a solution. Let’s inspire a productive dialogue. The future of good food depends on the choices we make today. Our hope is this is not The Last Harvest.

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