Hired workers employed in U.S. agriculture each year. Nearly 75%
Until recently, the estimated number of farmworkers employed
annually in Illinois fruit, vegetable, grain, dairy, sod, and
nursery sectors. Seasonal workers plant, harvest, hoe, detassle,
weed, cultivate, bunch, pick, prune, pack, and load.
The estimated number of foreign-born immigrants in the U.S.
Roughly 37% were naturalized citizens, 31% had legal permanent
resident status, and 11.1 million were unauthorized.
Sources: United Fresh/University of California Illinois Migrant Council Pew Hispanic Center