Agricultural mechanization and public policy
Philip L. Martin, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, Davis
Stanley S. Johnson, USDA Agricultural Economist.
California Agriculture 32(6):4-6. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v032n06p4.
Philip L. Martin is Assistant Professor of Agri cultural Economics and a member of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, Davis; Stanley S. Johnson is USDA Agricultural Economist.
Farmworkers who are displaced by mechanization enjoy few legislative or private contract rights to adjustment assistance. Farmworkers and society would both be better off if programs were developed that reduce the hardship accompanying inevitable displacement.