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A Start and Hanging Out with Bethany’s Family

I spent some time with the Baldaras family today.  Patricia and David have lived in Arizona for 22 years.  In April, they moved with three of their children and Patricia’s sister’s family to Gering, Neb., in search of migrant farm work.  This is their first time since childhood working in the fields.  No one in the family has found a job yet, but finding migrant jobs in the panhandle of Nebraska after the introduction of Roundup Ready Beets and other technological advances like it has made the job search more difficult than in years past.

After being at the Baldaras’ home, I went to pick up Bethany in Bayard, Neb.  I spent time playing with the 5th grade daughter while Bethany interviewed the mom and older daughter.  They were very kind and fed us wonderful homemade tamales for dinner.

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