February 1, 2006

Latinos Settle in NYS Farm Areas

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Workers who plant crops, pick apples and milk cows on New York State’s farms are settling down with their families in larger numbers, changing the makeup of urban and rural areas while remaining almost invisible to the communities they join, according to a new study by Cornell.

“People are unsure whether the immigrants are an asset or a burden and that ambivalence is grounded in the almost complete