Lessons for Midwest grower
Wayne Bishop said that as owner of the 45-acre Bishop's Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland, he is not involved in production agriculture, but still sees how the state and its specialty crops surprises even farmers from other parts of the country.
Bishop took a friend from Nebraska who grows corn and drove through the Salinas Valley.
The visitor remarked about the big crews in the Central Valley fields and contrasted that with the little labor involved in growing corn.
"You don't see that in Nebraska," Bishop recounted. "You never see a huge crew of people working out in the fields."