Harvesting…

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Here is a crew harvesting cantaloupes.  The workers in the foreground pick the ripe melons from the vines and place them on the packing table.  Standing on the moving platform are people packing the melons in cardboard boxes.  The boxes are sent by roller conveyor to a fatbed trailer where two people are stacking and palletizing them.  The whole operation is pulled by attractor.  Many of our fresh produce crops are highly labor intensive.  Our cantaloupe harvest operation hires over 300 people seasonally.

 


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