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Adjusting to an Era of Farm Labor Scarcity


Rural Mexicans, particularly young people, are leaving farm work, just as U.S. workers did in the last century. The end of farm labor abundance means long- term changes for wine producers. Increasingly, being competitive in the wine industry will require mechanizing the most labor-intensive tasks and taking steps to secure access to a smaller, more loyal and more skilled workforce.

See article here: Adjusting to an Era of Farm Labor Scarcity by J. Edward Taylor and Diane E. Charlton. Wine Business Monthly, December 2014

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