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Farm Labor Trends And Management In Washington State

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  • Thilmany, Dawn D.

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The Washington State farm labor market is a pivotal point in the western migrant stream. Farm employers argue that the seasonal labor market has tightened as a result of changes in immigration policy and economic conditions, even as they increase acreage of labor-intensive crops and the demand for labor. Yet, one could argue that a sufficient labor supply is available if workers are offered competitive wages and sufficient hours. To address some of these questions and issues, this study explores whether employer-specific factors (commodity, region, size, and management practices) influence worker turnover and the ability of employers to attract return workers.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 19 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:14686

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Keywords: farm labor; Washington agriculture; worker turnover; Labor and Human Capital;

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  1. Mugera, Amin W. & Bitsch, Vera, 2005. "Managing Labor on Dairy Farms: A Resource-Based Perspective with Evidence from Case Studies," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 8(03).

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