Kinston, North Carolina<br />
September 2011<br />
<br />
Sweet potato pickers load trucks with sweet potatoes as they pick through a field. The workers get paid for each bushel which earned them $.40 per bushel and a bushel weighs about 35 to 40  pounds.  Workers earn about $48 to $60 per day after picking through a field.  Some of the workers are as young as 18 and as old as 70 years old.

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Migrant Worker in the USA
Kinston, North Carolina
September 2011

Sweet potato pickers load trucks with sweet potatoes as they pick through a field. The workers get paid for each bushel which earned them $.40 per bushel and a bushel weighs about 35 to 40 pounds. Workers earn about $48 to $60 per day after picking through a field. Some of the workers are as young as 18 and as old as 70 years old.

Filename: Migrant-Workers-014.JPG
Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Carlos Javier Ortiz ©
Date 17 Sep 2011
Location: Kinston North Carolina USA
Credit: Carlos Javier Ortiz ©
Copyright: Carlos Javier Ortiz 2011
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