Ag industry facing labor shortage due to decline in immigration
The ag industry is facing a labor shortage, driven by a major decline in immigration.
Farmers are replacing people with machines to make up for it. It is creating a need to raise prices to cover higher initial costs.
Economists say that the labor shortage is contributing to inflation. It is estimated that there are 2 million fewer immigrants in the country today than there would have been without the pandemic.
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