The Farm Labor Crisis
Farm Labor shortages are not a new problem in food and agriculture, but recent shortages in the past decade of available farm labor in the US are causing serious concern from specialty growers to food processors. With the number of new farm workers dropping 75% from 2002-2012, growers are left wasting fresh food in their fields, contributing to increases in food prices. Many startups are working to solve problems associated with the farm labor crisis, but the timeline for these solutions is unknown.
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- Wage Inflation and Worker Scarcity: U.S. Agribusinesses Experience Hiring Headaches
- Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job
- Ten-Year Decline in U.S. Farm Labor Has Cost U.S. Economy $3.1B Annually in Crop Production
- How the Decline in U.S. Farm Laborers Over the Last Decade Has Hurt the U.S. Economy and Slowed Production on American Farms