Migrant Worker in the USA
Kinston, North Carolina
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.