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We expected California to develop a family farming system in the 1870s because the railroad made it possible for small family farmers to come west. California’s agriculture was unique though in that most of the products produced were different than the ones from the east (fruits, vegetables, and horticultural products) and small farmers from the east were not able to compete with the knowledge and capital of the large farms already
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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.

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