Joe Del Bosque, left, and wife Marie, talk with farm worker Jose Ignacio Hernandez of Merced about asparagus he is harvesting.
Joe and Marie Del Bosque check on the progress of the asparagus harvest behind them.
Marie Del Bosque manages the labor for the Del Bosque Farms. She is from a family of farm workers.
Asparagus is the crop behind Joe Del Bosque that requires plenty of labor as it is harvested almost daily during the early spring.
As many as 750,000 seasonal farm workers work from planting to harvest each year in California.
(For complete story, see: California farm workers a vital asset to be protected)
Western Farm Press