AG Watch

Olive harvest sees high yields, labor shortage

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Olive oil producers say they have a lot to look forward to this year.

The harvest of olives for oil is underway, and growers are reporting good yields and good quality.

Growers say this year's yields are running as much as 20-percent above last year's. However, farmers also say they're still having trouble finding enough people to pick their olives. They say some crews are working with only half their usual employees.

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