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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Suli, 5, lugs buckets of blueberries picked by her family on a Michigan blueberry farm.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Picho, 8, picks blueberries alongside his parents on a blueberry farm in Michigan. Federal law prohibits, with a few rare exceptions, large agricultural operations from employing children under the age of 12.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    This 11 year-old boy told ABC News that the long days in the field in the hot sun make him tired.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Later, the same boy waits in line to have buckets of berries he picked weighed. With migrant workers often paid at a "piece-rate" or per bucket, the extra little hands can mean extra dollars.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Esmeralda, 13, said she travels from Florida to Michigan with her family each year to pick blueberries. A loophole in the federal child labor law allows 12 and 13-year-olds to work in agriculture for unlimited hours.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Edgar, 8, describes the dangers of pesticides that are used to spray cherries in orchard. "The tractor's coming from here and the kids are right there. They could poison themselves because it's too dangerous for them," he told ABC News.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Young children, ages seven, 10, 11 and 12, help their mother harvest grape tomatoes in North Carolina.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    A 6 year-old girl picks blueberries with her brother, 9, in North Carolina, in this photo taken by the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program (AFOP), a non-profit group raises awareness about the hazards of children working in the fields.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Cristina, 9, wields sharp scissors to harvests onions with her family in Texas, in this 2003 photo.
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  • Young Children Found Working in Fields Across America

    Sergio, 11, shows where he cut himself with his scissors his uses to harvest onions, in this 2003 photo.
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