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Cesar L. Escalante, received the Best paper Award

Cesar L. Escalante, an associate professor in the department of agricultural and applied economics, received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Business and Information held at Kitakyushu, Japan, July 5-7.

Escalante won the award with his co-author, Florence I. Santos. Their paper, “Farm Labor Hiring Predicament of Organic and Conventional Farm Operators in the Southeast,” is a product of Escalante’s ongoing research on changes in the seasonal, unskilled farm labor market arising from the strict implementation of immigration policies and the corresponding business strategic responses of organic and conventional farms to those changes.