With fewer farm laborers, is Mechanization Era dawning? — Guest Opinion

With President Trump in the White House at least until 2020, the endless cheap labor supply may completely dry up.

For decades, the U.S. agriculture industry has lobbied hard for more non-immigrant guestworker visas to help harvest its crops. Ag leaders and their congressional representatives argue, with some truth, that no matter the wage, Americans won’t do field work.