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Planet Money : #984: Food And Farmworkers Image

Mexican farmworkers who are allowed into America on a special seasonal harvest visa known as an H2A, weed a tobacco field in Greene County, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Chicago Innovator: Illinois to get its first farmworker health and research center

The Great Lakes Center for Farmworker Health and Wellbeing will focus on the health needs of seasonal and migrant workers. It will join 10 other NIOSH-funded agriculture centers across the country. UIC will partner with Legal Aid Chicago and Community Health Partnership of Illinois to strengthen bonds across organizations serving farmworkers.

Reset learns more from the director of the new center and other partners.

GUEST: Dr. Linda Forst, professor of environmental and occupational sciences at UIC, and director of the new center

Jina Ramirez, Community Health Partnership of Illinois

Lauren Dana, supervisory attorney at Legal Aid Chicago

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