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Rain and Mud Means More Time to Cook

Mel Paz, 69, has been coming to work in Nebraska as a migrant farm worker since 1975.  He has built relationships with almost all the farming families in Mitchell and Scottsbluff, Neb.

The recent rainfall has delayed Paz’s normal work schedule.  This next week, Paz will work to organize a garage on Jerry Lovelace’s farm and start to build irrigation pipes for some sugar beet fields.

Paz cooked a beef head for dinner on Friday after letting it cook for 13 hours.  He and his family eat the cheeks, tongue and brains of the barbacoa.

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