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Unformatted text preview: in existence. Also, Chinese workers were around and willing to work for low wages. With low wages, the price of land was pushed up giving farmers an incentive to keep wages low. Thus, work by farmers from the east had the same (low) value as work from these migrant Chinese workers. These factors influenced California to retain its large farms since it was not lucrative for small farmers to work their own farms....
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course ARE 150 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08