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With Farm Labor Getting Scarcer, Big U.S. Farms Are Preparing To Turn To Robots

March 2nd, 2017

Buoyed by an inexpensive migrant workforce, California has been the United States’ agricultural mainstay for nearly a century, currently producing about 60 percent of the nation’s fresh produce. But as the state’s minimum wage approaches $15 an hour and competition from a growing Mexican economy mounts, producers face unprecedented operating costs and a workforce that has dropped by 60 percent since the 1990s.

Article from Forbes