Coachella Valley Farming big business, all in a days work!

by Coachella Valley | May 16, 2016 1:29 pm

COVER PHOTO: Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)  – In the Fields: Near Meloland, Imperial Valley. Large scale agriculture. Gang labor, Mexican and white, from the Southwest. Pull, clean, tie and crate carrots for the eastern market for eleven cents per crate of forty-eight bunches. Many can make barely one dollar a day. Heavy oversupply of labor and competition for jobs is keen.

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