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A photo of a farm owner supervising braceros as they harvest sugar beets and toss them in the back of the truck, 1942.

Description: The original description from photographer Hal Higgins reads: “President Robert Barr of the Central California Beet Growers' Assoc. And his crew of Mexicans recently imported into California to save the record crop. Mr. Barr likes the Mexican labor above all other for beet field work and says his crew had no trouble learning to top and load beets under his leadership, as they averaged 3 1/2 tons the first week and went up to 4 tons the second week.”