With California on course to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2022, labor-saving technologies were top of mind during Western Growers AgTechx – Delano Summit on Tuesday.
“Those of us who use a lot of hand process and human-dictated procedures are going to be increasingly replaced by the guys who get an automated solution first,” said John Pandol of Pandol Brothers during the event. “Because they will be [operating] cheaper. They will be better. That’s where we might lose out, and that’s where the urgency comes from.”