Economic Research Report No. (ERR-302) 43 pp

February 2022

Farm Labor, Human Capital, and Agricultural Productivity in the United States

This report discusses the contribution of farm labor in U.S. agricultural growth and assesses the changing composition of the U.S. farm labor force with special attention to the changes in educational attainment among farm operators and other workers.

Keywords: U.S. agriculture, farm labor, human capital, labor quality, agricultural productivity, labor productivity, educational attainment, total factor productivity (TFP)

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