Research into fresh produce mechanization was dormant for years because of an over-abundance of workers and pressures from farmworker labor unions.In recent years, as the labor supply has tightened and competition from abroad has increased, growers have sought out machines to reduce labor costs and supplement the nation's unstable agricultural workforce. The federal government, venture capital companies and commodity boards have stepped up with funding.
Robots To Revolutionize Farming, Ease Labor Woes
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