Agriculture is the nation's largest industry. America's farmers and hired workers produce food and fiber worth $150 billion annually, over four percent of GNP. Farmworker employment doubles from a trough of 900,000 in January to a peak of 1.8 million in July. This need for one million seasonal workers-more than autos and steel combined-is the root cause of farm labor dilemmas.
Martin, Philip and Mines, Richard
"Alien Workers and Agriculture: The Need for Policy Linkage Philip,"
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