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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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The prospect of fewer new Mexican-born farm workers has rekindled interest in labor-saving farm machinery. Many buyers of fruits and vegetables are requiring their suppliers to implement traceability systems and to pass tests of compliance with government and private health and safety standards, including those set by OSHA and PrimusLabs.
In some cases, harvesting and handling produce by machine makes it easier to satisfy food safety standards set by produce buyers.
Computers are expected to speed the elimination of many jobs now performed by workers, including in agriculture. A combination of the falling price of computer power, digital data that can be "mined" by computers, and artificial intelligence or cognitive computing that allows machines to "learn" may eliminate jobs from financial analyst to laborer.