California Farmers Change Production Practices As the Farm Labor Supply Declines

Zachariah Rutledge and J. Edward Taylor

from ARE Update Vol. 22, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2019

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Abstract

A recent survey by UC Davis and the California Farm Bureau Federation discovered that California farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit workers. As a result, they are continuing to raise wages and make changes to their production practices.

Keywords

Agriculture, labor, shortage, immigration, technology

Citation

Zachariah Rutledge and J. Edward Taylor. "California Farmers Change Production Practices As the Farm Labor Supply Declines." ARE Update 22(6)(2019):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2019/22/6/california-farmers-change-production-practices-as/