California Agriculture: Water, Labor, and Immigration

Philip Martin

from ARE Update Vol. 19, No. 5, May/June, 2016

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Abstract

Farmers fear shortages of water and labor. Both have been in short supply in recent years due to drought
and reduced Mexico–U.S. migration. California agriculture may be at a crossroads on both issues, facing higher costs and more uncertainty about the availability of two critical inputs.

Keywords

California drought, farm workers, labor contractors, immigration, ALRB

Citation

Philip Martin. "California Agriculture: Water, Labor, and Immigration." ARE Update 19(5)(2016):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2016/19/5/california-agriculture-water-labor-and-immigration/