Latino farmers growing in Calif.

Latino farmers growing in Calif.

Minority workers are majority in strawberry fields
Alejandro Ramirez, left, and his son Alejandro Jr., right, are part of a revolution that has changed the face of the $2.3 billion strawberry industry in California, where most growers today are Latino. The senior Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work California’s strawberry fields. Today, he grows his own strawberries on more than 100 acres of land near Salinas, Calif., and employs 80 workers.

Latino farmers growing in Calif.

Alejandro Ramirez, left, and his son Alejandro Jr., right, are part of a revolution that has changed the face of the $2.3 billion strawberry industry in California, where most growers today are Latino. The senior Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work California’s strawberry fields. Today, he grows his own strawberries on more than 100 acres of land near Salinas, Calif., and employs 80 workers.
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