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Mel Paz Digging Irrigation Ditches

Mel Paz, 69, has been coming to Mitchell, Neb., every summer for migrant farm work since 1975.  Roundup Ready sugar beets have virtually eliminated the need for migrant farm workers because there are no more weeds to pull anymore.

Paz still comes up every year, but now he mainly does odd jobs for multiple farmers during the summer.  Monday and Tuesday, Paz spent most of the day digging the dirt from irrigation ditches.

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