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Migrant Worker and Cucumbers, Blackwater, VA

A migrant worker carries cucumbers in a bucket in Blackwater, Virginia, on the farm of Ricky Horton and Sherilyn Shepard on Monday, July 25, 2011.


Almost three-fourths of all U.S. hired farm workers are immigrants, most of them unauthorized. The U.S. food system—particularly fruit and vegetable production—depends on immigrants more than any other sector of the U.S. economy.


Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World


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Taken on July 25, 2011