Amid pandemic, California farms reflect society’s most basic needs, values

This guest column in the Ventura County Star makes an excellent point – that California farmers are among the most innovative and socially responsible when it comes to the environment and public safety.

They were way ahead of most U.S. industries when it came to being prepared to responded to COVID-19. 

“Our farmers already had established a culture of safety. They already had safety measures in effect to protect their workers, community and crops. While most people and industries were caught off guard by the COVID-19 crisis, California farmers were already taking many of the mandated safety precautions as a matter of routine.”

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