Farm Labor Shortages: How Real, What Response?

Martin, Philip

from ARE Update Vol. 10, No. 5, May/June, 2007

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Abstract

California farmers hire an average 38 0,000 workers to help produce crop and livestock commodities worth $32 billion a year. Farm employment is seasonal; a million workers earn wages sometime during the year on the state's farms. Farm employers have been complaining of labor shortages, arguing for immigration reforms that will make it easier to hire guest workers.

Keywords

farm, workers, labor, employment, shortage, wage, immigration, demand

Citation

Martin, Philip. "Farm Labor Shortages: How Real, What Response?" ARE Update 10(5)(2007):8-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2007/10/5/farm-labor-shortages-how/