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Importing Poverty?Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America$
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Philip Martin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300139174

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300139174.001.0001

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Labor Shortages, Mechanization, and Food Costs

Labor Shortages, Mechanization, and Food Costs

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(p.141) Chapter 8 Labor Shortages, Mechanization, and Food Costs
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Importing Poverty?
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Philip Martin

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0009

This chapter addresses the farm labor shortages, mechanization, and food costs. It explains different pictures of demand adjustments envisioned by economists and farmers and describes how labor-saving mechanization occurs in agriculture.

Keywords:   farm labor shortages, mechanization, food costs, labor-saving mechanization, agriculture

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