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|For Florida tomato workers, extra penny adds up|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
IMMOKALEE — For those accustomed to middle-class wages and workplaces, recent improvements in the region’s tomato fields might not seem radical — time clocks, outdoor shade and 80 extra bucks a week.
But for southwest Florida’s farmworkers, they’ve been huge.
Historic, even, says Wilson Perez, one of the people in the middle of changes to the state’s $650 million tomato industry. Most recently, the largest retailer on the planet, Walmart, pledged unprecedented support to farmworkers.
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