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After nearly four hours crawling through the blueberry field, sweat drenched my hair; dark brown mud painted my pants and tennis shoes, and purple stains speckled my face and fingers. Yet all I had earned was $3.67--not even enough for a McDonald's super-value meal.

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Jeannette Lee

Jeannette Lee is an Atlantic Media Fellow. Previously, she worked as an Associated Press reporter in Alaska and Hawaii.
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