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Did you know…

… that approximately 
half 
of 
all 
fruits, 
nuts,
 and
 vegetables
 grown 
in 
the 
U.S.
 come 
from 
California
 farms?
… that farm workers in 
California
 consist
 mostly 
of 
young Latino 
males,
 with
 little
 education 
and 
low
 incomes?
… that most 
California
 farm workers 
are
 poor 
and 
have 
limited
 access 
to 
medical 
care
?
… that migrant 
workers 
face
 huge 
accessibility 
challenges
 due
 to
 geographic
 isolation 
and 
distance 
to 
health 
care
 providers?
… that since
 1996, 
legal 
immigrants have been 
excluded 
from 
full
 scope 
Medicaid
 for
 the 
first 
five 
years
 of 
living 
in 
the 
U.S.?
… and that health reform provides both opportunities and additional challenges for the migrant farm worker population?

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