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In prior overhaul, legalized farmworkers prospered

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — After Paulino Mejia crossed the border illegally into the U.S. in 1980, he picked grapes, peaches and other crops in California’s agricultural heartland, lived in crowded rental housing, hid from immigration […]


CA farms face labor shortage as farmworkers age

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — California’s $44 billion agricultural industry faces a worsening labor shortage as farmworkers age and fewer migrants from Mexico come to replace them.



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