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This young woman discusses her circumstances and situation as an underage worker who helps get food to America's plate. She mentions some child laborers are as young as eight.
Pete Aiello is a farm owner and grower who started working in the fields when he was 7-years-old -- but his dad owned the farm.
Fernando emphasizes the importance of his son’s education. If he doesn’t prioritize schools, the boy will end up like him. He wants his son to be someone that will get ahead and not be a work horse like him.
Ralph’s mom says that when they first started, it was very difficult. Her husband’s salary just wasn’t enough. She wants more for her children than their current lifestyle has to
The hardest crop this young man has had to pick are tomatoes. He was 11 years old when he first started picking crops in the field.