Zachariah Rutledge and J. Edward Taylor's Research on Farm Labor Shortages Featured on Capital Public Radio

California farmers are facing a serious shortage of labor according to a new report by the California Farm Bureau.  A survey showed that almost six out of 10 farmers were unable to hire all the workers they needed at some point in the past 5 years. Many of those farmers said shortages were worse the past two years, even though 86 percent of farmers said they had raised wages.

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