Can Technology Compensate for a Labor Shortage? Effects of 287(g) Immigration Policies on the U.S. Dairy Industry

  title={Can Technology Compensate for a Labor Shortage? Effects of 287(g) Immigration Policies on the U.S. Dairy Industry},
  author={Diane Charlton and Genti Kostandini},
  journal={American Journal of Agricultural Economics},
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