Phil Martin's article on American Agriculture Imports, Machine, and Migrants featured in The Hill

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Phil Martin's research about "American agriculture at a crossroads between imports, machines, and migrants" is featured in The Hill.

Phil talks about how the slowdown in unauthorized Mexico-US migration has set off a race in U.S. fields between rising imports, more machines, and foreign guest workers. Farmers are responding to the end of unauthorized Mexico-U.S. migration with four "S" strategies: satisfy current workers to retain them, stretch them with mechanical aids that increase their productivity, substitute machines for workers, and supplement current workers with H-2A guest workers.

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