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In 1969 agriculture was the most profitable industry. They made over $5 billion in gross income. Additionally, the industry was controlled by 7% of growers. Growers/corporations controlled 79% of the land for production and employed about 75% of farm workers. However, farm workers were paid low wages and worked in horrible conditions.
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"Agribusiness: California's Riches Industry: Agroindustria: La Industria mas Rica de California" (1969). Subjects. 115.