Economy Agriculture and Food Systems Farm Laborers Get Their Own Organic Farms

Farm Laborers Get Their Own Organic Farms
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Northern California's Salinas Valley is often dubbed America's salad bowl. Large growers there have long relied on thousands of seasonal workers from rural Mexico to pick lettuce, spinach and celery from sunrise to sunset. Many of these workers seem destined for a life in the fields. But a program that helps field workers start their own farms and businesses is starting to yield a few success stories.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/31/207028894/farm-laborers-get-a-foothold-with-their-own-organic-farms

 

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