The Last Harvest

/ / 2020, Short Films, Virtual

Virtual Showing
2018 | USA | 20 min | Documentary
Director: Alexis Spradic
Producers: Michael Pizzo, David Burden, Tieneke Pavesic, Tim Lynch

The average grocery shopper may be surprised to learn that more than 75% of the fresh fruit consumed in the U.S. is completely dependent on hand-harvesting. Despite a rapidly growing $40 billion fresh produce industry, growers are in fear of a viable future as they struggle to find workers to pick the fields. More than $3.1 Billion is missed in economic growth each year as crops are left to rot in abandoned fields.

The Last Harvest offers a rare glimpse into the critical labor shortage problem in the agricultural industry. Hear the stories of those most impacted by this phenomenon and learn how immigration reform, an improved guest worker program, and innovation and collaboration can provide a solution. Let’s inspire a productive dialogue. The future of good food depends on the choices we make today. Our hope is this is not The Last Harvest.