03.26.2020

Unsung Heroes: Mexican Laborers Still Working Hard In The Fields, Providing Our Food

Unsung Heroes: Mexican Laborers Still Working Hard In The Fields, Providing Our Food

As the majority of Americans "shelter in place," farmworkers head out to the fields, rain or shine, for 12 hour days, making sure we can restock our grocery shelves and put food on the table.

Like healthcare and grocery store workers, the United States' 2.5 million farmworkers, most of them Mexican, many of them undocumented, have been designated "essential workers." 

Agriculture is the backbone of the U.S. economy, and Mexican and Latino migrant laborers make up 80 percent of the industry's workforce.

They are the definition of "essential." Without their labor, crops rot, we starve, and the country crumbles.

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