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The Los Angeles Times on March 19, 2017 profiled the recruitment efforts of Napa's Silverado Farming in Stockton (www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-farms-immigration). Hourly wages for Napa workers are typically $3 to $5 above the $11 to $12 of Stockton, reflecting the higher value of Napa grapes and higher living costs in Napa. Some Stockton workers commute two hours each way to Napa farm jobs every day.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the average annual wages of California farm workers were $30,300 in 2015, and they did not attract US workers into the fields. The Times questioned whether stepped up enforcement of immigration lows will open jobs for US workers by reviewing cases of farm employers trying to recruit US workers and having them not show up or soon quitting.