migrant labor

SW Michigan
2:22 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Michigan's migrant population growing

Credit WMUK

Michigan’s population of migrant farm workers is growing. State officials say the number of seasonal farm workers has risen by more than seven percent since 2006.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights says that means the state ranks fifth in the nation in the number of registered migrant workers. It says migrants and their families add about 94,000 people to Michigan’s population. Van Buren and Ottawa counties each have more than 12,000 during the peak harvest season.

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7:28 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Cass County farm agrees to pay fine, fix migrant camp

Labor Department officials say Berrybrook Farms' camps will be brought up to standards
DOWAGIAC - Dowagiac-based Berrybrook Enterprises and its owners have agreed to improve conditions for their migrant workers living at camps in Cass County under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.