California Farmers Fight for Migrant Worker Permits

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Drought isn't the only crisis for California farmers. Adding to the shortage of water, there's a shortage of legal labor for the summer harvest that's already under way. Farmers want permits so undocumented workers can be safe in the fields but, with immigration reform stalled in Washington, that's not happening. With billions of dollars at stake, we hear how the state legislature is trying to light a fire under Congress. 

Also, the price of gasoline is $5 a gallon in some parts of Southern California — up 50 cents in the past week alone. How come? How long will this last?

Photo: USDA

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sáša Woodruff, Katie Cooper