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What Will Tomorrow’s Ag Workers and Farmers Look Like?

As attempts by Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform repeatedly fail, those in agriculture are steadily moving forward in a race to develop and adopt the newest technologies in automation—primarily robotics—to stem the need for immigrant farmworkers. New technologies alone, however, are unlikely to solve the worsening farm labor shortage, and U.S. agriculture will continue to suffer unless long-term solutions are found.

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