Excerpt from the Report: Much of this country's poverty is concentrated in certain geographic areas and among particular ethnic groups. Including those of Spanish ancestry. Several previous studies have examined the situation of the Mexican-Americans and their efforts toward improving their economic and social positions. However, the disadvantaged position of the Mexican-American farm operator, while well known for some time, has received very little research emphasis. The development of an adequate body of information about Mexican-American farm operators is needed as a basis for sound policy decisions with respect to them. This study is intended to help satisfy that need.