Farmers struggling to meet labor needs, survey says



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Good news for robotics, computers and technology in the cause of farming.  Thanks to a lack of workers—there is absolutely no lack of illegal aliens, farmers needs to change their operations.  The use of robots and mechanization is growing fast as the labor supply dries up.  In the long run this is good for the farmer and the consumer.  It is bad for the illegal aliens.

“Farmers in the Golden State are reporting a continued struggle in hiring agricultural workers, a survey conducted by UC Davis and the California Farm Bureau found.

Among the findings, 56 percent of reporting farmers report they have been unable to fill all their employee needs at some point in past five years.

Of those farmers, nearly 70 percent said they had more difficulty hiring in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, by comparison, the figure was 20 percent lower.”

We are in changing times—at least America has the ability to create the technology to solve this problem.

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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