Harvest Wars: Vineyards losing labor to marijuana growers, who promise easier work for better pay […] California’s marijuana and grape growers are at odds over more than water. They also are vying for the same labor pool at harvest time.
Travis Foote, general manager of Vineyard Logistics, said his Mendocino County vineyard-management company started this year’s harvest in mid-August with 22 pickers. Less than six weeks later, he was down to eight. “The marijuana pay is much better, and the work is much easier,” Wines & Vines over de schaarste aan plukkers voor pinot noir in het Californische Anderson Valley. Marihuana oogsten betaalt beter