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Essential Workers in Challenging Environments: How States Are Working to Protect Farmworkers

This commentary analyzes how states are working to protect farmworkers during COVID-19. While efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been difficult in all environments, the conditions for those working in agricultural production raise additional challenges. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers, many of whom travelĀ as crops ripen throughout the spring and summer, live and work under conditions that even before COVID-19 posed risks to their safety and wellbeing.

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