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Life and Culture

The majority of Latino migrant farm workers in Vermont come from rural areas of Mexico and Central America. Many come from small scale farming communities that are no longer able to make a living and support their families on the little income they receive through the sale of crops. Workers report that their families still grow corn and beans for personal consumption and might have a cow or two that they milk for dairy products. Families with workers in the United States come to heavily rely on the money that is sent to them for day to day living expenses and health care.


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