Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields

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This book is about social conflict and economic restructuring, and the play of political forces in the relationship between the two. The purpose of the book is to engage and develop social theory through the causal analysis of a particular case, but to increase under-standing of a fascinating and little-known world.Because the crop is so valuable and so costly to produce, and because farm profits derive entirely from the harvest, ... Unlike growers in the lettuce, processing-tomato, and grape industries, California berry growers have not been able to reduce labor by mechanizing the harvest. ... though some experts expect that mechanical harvesters will be adopted by states that focus on the processed market, ... Nor are growers able to leverage higher prices in the market to offset increased costs.

Title:Strawberry Fields
Author:Miriam J. Wells
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1996


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