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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

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

Philip Martin

Yale University Press

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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