As cherries blossom in Bakersfield, how are farmers staying safe while harvesting them?

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Eighty-five percent of income for Murray Family Farms occurs each season with 500 people hand-picking cherries. Photo credit: Image by Couleur/CC 2.0, via Pixabay

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson reports on the first cherries of the season with Steven Murray Jr., a farmer with Murray Family Farms in Bakersfield. He describes the largest crop in a decade, isolating on the family farm in Idaho prior to harvest, and what health and safety precautions he’s taking in the orchards.

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Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia