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 Portrait of Berenise, age 17, at her home in Hidalgo County, Texas. 
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Portrait of Berenise, age 17, at her home in Hidalgo County, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Before dawn, a farmworker starts the tractor he will drive all day in the sugarcane fields of South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Before dawn, a farmworker starts the tractor he will drive all day in the sugarcane fields of South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Day laborers prepare for a day of planting sugarcane in the fields of South Texas. Men riding in wagons toss cut sugarcane to the ground and others then follow behind and arrange the cane in rows for the planting.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Day laborers prepare for a day of planting sugarcane in the fields of South Texas. Men riding in wagons toss cut sugarcane to the ground and others then follow behind and arrange the cane in rows for the planting. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Early morning over sugar cane fields in South Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Early morning over sugar cane fields in South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Legal notices of farmworker wages and other laws, taped to the honey wagon at a field outside McAllen, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Legal notices of farmworker wages and other laws, taped to the honey wagon at a field outside McAllen, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Day laborers rake sugar cane into rows in a field in South Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Day laborers rake sugar cane into rows in a field in South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Day laborers toss sugarcane from a wagon to be planted in a field in South Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Day laborers toss sugarcane from a wagon to be planted in a field in South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Berenice’s father talks about the shears used to cut onions at harvest. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenice’s father talks about the shears used to cut onions at harvest. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Detail of a rake used to arrange sugarcane in furrows for planting.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Detail of a rake used to arrange sugarcane in furrows for planting. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Toys behind Berenice's family home in Hidalgo County, Texas. Her father made the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Toys behind Berenice's family home in Hidalgo County, Texas. Her father made the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 View of the kitchen in Berenise's family home. Her father built the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

View of the kitchen in Berenise's family home. Her father built the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Berenise's mother checks what's in the family refrigerator. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenise's mother checks what's in the family refrigerator. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Berenise checks her phone while standing in the kitchen/dining room of the family home.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenise checks her phone while standing in the kitchen/dining room of the family home. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Berenise holds her 2-year-old brother, Manuelito. She spends much of her free time caring for her youngest brother.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenise holds her 2-year-old brother, Manuelito. She spends much of her free time caring for her youngest brother. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Portrait of Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office in Edinburg High School.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Portrait of Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office in Edinburg High School. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 A student talks with Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office at Edinburg High School. They discus her education and her time spent away from school as her family travels for farm work. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

A student talks with Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office at Edinburg High School. They discus her education and her time spent away from school as her family travels for farm work. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor at Edinburg High School, ralaxes over dinner with his family at home in Edinburg, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor at Edinburg High School, ralaxes over dinner with his family at home in Edinburg, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, looks up records in his office in Edinburg High School.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, looks up records in his office in Edinburg High School. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Maria Martinez is a field supervisor for Rio Fresh. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez is a field supervisor for Rio Fresh. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Kale growing in a field south of Edinburg, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Kale growing in a field south of Edinburg, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Maria Martinez, right, a field supervisor for Rio Fresh, weeds a field south of Edinburg, Texas. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez, right, a field supervisor for Rio Fresh, weeds a field south of Edinburg, Texas. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Juliana Martinez talks about her life working in the fields. Mother to Maria Martinez, Juliana was born in Mexico before moving to the US, where she raised kids and picked vegetables for decades.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Juliana Martinez talks about her life working in the fields. Mother to Maria Martinez, Juliana was born in Mexico before moving to the US, where she raised kids and picked vegetables for decades. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Hermenegildo Martinez takes a break after dinner in the home he shares with his wife, Juliana, and his daughter Maria. Maria took over his job as field supervisor when he suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to work or completely care for himself.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Hermenegildo Martinez takes a break after dinner in the home he shares with his wife, Juliana, and his daughter Maria. Maria took over his job as field supervisor when he suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to work or completely care for himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Bedroom of Juliana Martinez, mother of Maria. She sleeps next to the window and with a fan to stay cool.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Bedroom of Juliana Martinez, mother of Maria. She sleeps next to the window and with a fan to stay cool. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Telenovelas play in the TV room of the Martinez home. Maria lives here with her mother, Juliana, and her father, Hermenegildo.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Telenovelas play in the TV room of the Martinez home. Maria lives here with her mother, Juliana, and her father, Hermenegildo. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Juliana Martinez spent her life working in the fields.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Juliana Martinez spent her life working in the fields. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Maria Martinez feeds her father Hermenegildo at their home. After he suffered a stroke, she took over his job as a field supervisor for a local farming company. Both worked their whole lives in the fields.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez feeds her father Hermenegildo at their home. After he suffered a stroke, she took over his job as a field supervisor for a local farming company. Both worked their whole lives in the fields. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Maria Martinez helps her father, Hermenegildo, walk around their home as Juliana Martinez follows behind. After Hermenegildo suffered a stroke leaving him unable to work or care for himself, Maria took over his job as a field supervisor and helps him around the house they all share.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez helps her father, Hermenegildo, walk around their home as Juliana Martinez follows behind. After Hermenegildo suffered a stroke leaving him unable to work or care for himself, Maria took over his job as a field supervisor and helps him around the house they all share. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

 Morning in Edinburg, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Morning in Edinburg, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

FarmingFrontB.jpg
 Portrait of Berenise, age 17, at her home in Hidalgo County, Texas. 
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Before dawn, a farmworker starts the tractor he will drive all day in the sugarcane fields of South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Day laborers prepare for a day of planting sugarcane in the fields of South Texas. Men riding in wagons toss cut sugarcane to the ground and others then follow behind and arrange the cane in rows for the planting.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Early morning over sugar cane fields in South Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Legal notices of farmworker wages and other laws, taped to the honey wagon at a field outside McAllen, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Day laborers rake sugar cane into rows in a field in South Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Day laborers toss sugarcane from a wagon to be planted in a field in South Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Berenice’s father talks about the shears used to cut onions at harvest. ©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Detail of a rake used to arrange sugarcane in furrows for planting.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Toys behind Berenice's family home in Hidalgo County, Texas. Her father made the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern
 View of the kitchen in Berenise's family home. Her father built the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Berenise's mother checks what's in the family refrigerator. ©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Berenise checks her phone while standing in the kitchen/dining room of the family home.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Berenise holds her 2-year-old brother, Manuelito. She spends much of her free time caring for her youngest brother.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Portrait of Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office in Edinburg High School.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 A student talks with Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office at Edinburg High School. They discus her education and her time spent away from school as her family travels for farm work. ©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor at Edinburg High School, ralaxes over dinner with his family at home in Edinburg, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, looks up records in his office in Edinburg High School.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Maria Martinez is a field supervisor for Rio Fresh. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Kale growing in a field south of Edinburg, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Maria Martinez, right, a field supervisor for Rio Fresh, weeds a field south of Edinburg, Texas. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Juliana Martinez talks about her life working in the fields. Mother to Maria Martinez, Juliana was born in Mexico before moving to the US, where she raised kids and picked vegetables for decades.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Hermenegildo Martinez takes a break after dinner in the home he shares with his wife, Juliana, and his daughter Maria. Maria took over his job as field supervisor when he suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to work or completely care for himself.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Bedroom of Juliana Martinez, mother of Maria. She sleeps next to the window and with a fan to stay cool.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Telenovelas play in the TV room of the Martinez home. Maria lives here with her mother, Juliana, and her father, Hermenegildo.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Juliana Martinez spent her life working in the fields.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Maria Martinez feeds her father Hermenegildo at their home. After he suffered a stroke, she took over his job as a field supervisor for a local farming company. Both worked their whole lives in the fields.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Maria Martinez helps her father, Hermenegildo, walk around their home as Juliana Martinez follows behind. After Hermenegildo suffered a stroke leaving him unable to work or care for himself, Maria took over his job as a field supervisor and helps him around the house they all share.
©2018/Jerry Redfern
 Morning in Edinburg, Texas.
©2018/Jerry Redfern

Portrait of Berenise, age 17, at her home in Hidalgo County, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Before dawn, a farmworker starts the tractor he will drive all day in the sugarcane fields of South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Day laborers prepare for a day of planting sugarcane in the fields of South Texas. Men riding in wagons toss cut sugarcane to the ground and others then follow behind and arrange the cane in rows for the planting. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Early morning over sugar cane fields in South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Legal notices of farmworker wages and other laws, taped to the honey wagon at a field outside McAllen, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Day laborers rake sugar cane into rows in a field in South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Day laborers toss sugarcane from a wagon to be planted in a field in South Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenice’s father talks about the shears used to cut onions at harvest. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Detail of a rake used to arrange sugarcane in furrows for planting. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Toys behind Berenice's family home in Hidalgo County, Texas. Her father made the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

View of the kitchen in Berenise's family home. Her father built the house himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenise's mother checks what's in the family refrigerator. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenise checks her phone while standing in the kitchen/dining room of the family home. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Berenise holds her 2-year-old brother, Manuelito. She spends much of her free time caring for her youngest brother. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Portrait of Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office in Edinburg High School. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

A student talks with Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, in his office at Edinburg High School. They discus her education and her time spent away from school as her family travels for farm work. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor at Edinburg High School, ralaxes over dinner with his family at home in Edinburg, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Roberto V. García, migrant student counselor, looks up records in his office in Edinburg High School. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez is a field supervisor for Rio Fresh. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Kale growing in a field south of Edinburg, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez, right, a field supervisor for Rio Fresh, weeds a field south of Edinburg, Texas. She has worked in the fields of South Texas since she was a kid, picking and hoeing alongside her parents. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Juliana Martinez talks about her life working in the fields. Mother to Maria Martinez, Juliana was born in Mexico before moving to the US, where she raised kids and picked vegetables for decades. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Hermenegildo Martinez takes a break after dinner in the home he shares with his wife, Juliana, and his daughter Maria. Maria took over his job as field supervisor when he suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to work or completely care for himself. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Bedroom of Juliana Martinez, mother of Maria. She sleeps next to the window and with a fan to stay cool. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Telenovelas play in the TV room of the Martinez home. Maria lives here with her mother, Juliana, and her father, Hermenegildo. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Juliana Martinez spent her life working in the fields. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez feeds her father Hermenegildo at their home. After he suffered a stroke, she took over his job as a field supervisor for a local farming company. Both worked their whole lives in the fields. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Maria Martinez helps her father, Hermenegildo, walk around their home as Juliana Martinez follows behind. After Hermenegildo suffered a stroke leaving him unable to work or care for himself, Maria took over his job as a field supervisor and helps him around the house they all share. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

Morning in Edinburg, Texas. ©2018/Jerry Redfern

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