Farm Workers Earn Nada in America's Green Bean Capital

Miami New Times | March 18, 2008
Miami-Dade County is the snap bean capital of America, harvesting 18,000 of the state's 33,000 acres of the long, stringy legume. In recent months, the broken, lawless state of bean picking has spawned federal investigations into unfair labor practices and extortion.

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