Robert Barkley, left, 2010 Western Growers board chair, presents a plaque of appreciation to Tom Deardorff II, 2011 Western Growers chair.
Immigration reform is needed to access a reliable work force to grow and harvest U.S. fresh fruits and vegetables, produce leaders advocate.
The adaptation of renewable energy in agriculture including solar helps reduce the U.S. dependence on foreign energy. Pictured is a solar installation at Castle Rock Vineyards in Delano, Calif.
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