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Coping with Climate Change: Michigan's Sour Season

NOT ENOUGH WORK

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A SOUR SEASONAN IDEAL CLIMATETOO COLD TO HANDLETWO LIFETIMESNO FAIRY TALE YEARSHAKEN FARMERSA FROST HARVESTNOT ENOUGH WORKPLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEESTALLED PROCESSINGIT'S THE PITSTHE PIE CONTEST MUST GO ON AS MICHIGAN AS CHERRY PIE

NOT ENOUGH WORK

An estimated 45,000 thousand workers come to Michigan every year to harvest fruit orchards and vegetable crops. Between the spring warm-up and the drought this summer, many workers like Juana Francisco and her husband Pedro have struggled to find enough work this summer.

Read the story: Early Michigan Spring Leaves Field Workers Underemployed

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