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How extreme heat affects farmworkers

Farmworkers are particularly vulnerable to the extreme heat that’s affected so many areas of the country including the Midwest. But the push for a federal heat protection policy is slow.

Eva Tesfaye of Harvest Public Media reports.

Monica Cordero of Investigate Midwest, a collaboration between Harvest Public Media, Investigate Midwest and the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, contributed this story.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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