farm·​work·​er | \ ˈfärm-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce farmworker (audio) \

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farmwork \ ˈfärm-​ˌwərk How to pronounce farmwork (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web But there are some outbreaks, including at least 188 people infected in a Ventura County farmworker housing facility. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: July 8-9," 12 July 2020 The two work together on issues of indigenous farmworker. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "Sarait Martinez and Seth Holmes think coronavirus means we’ll finally appreciate our farmworkers," 30 June 2020 Telamon, a nonprofit that provides educational services to farmworker families, has not yet gained governmental approval to open its 13 Head Start centers. Lee A. Dean, The Christian Science Monitor, "For migrant farmworkers, coronavirus adds new burdens," 26 June 2020 For farmworker groups, the prospect of having an entirely new legalization scheme tied to the pandemic can seem superfluous when so much effort was already put into the FWMA. Felipe De La Hoz, The New Republic, "America Owes More to Its “Essential” Immigrant Workers," 19 June 2020 The wine label is named for Miriam’s late father, Honorio Ramirez Mata, a farmworker who always dreamed of owning his own winery. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Will the coronavirus destroy smallest wineries?," 11 May 2020 There are a lot of unincorporated rural communities made up of farmworkers in the eastern Coachella Valley. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: An oasis of pain in the Coachella Valley," 22 Apr. 2020 A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article published April 5 highlighted the vulnerability of migrant farmworkers to COVID-19. Maria Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Emergency order requires Wisconsin growers to protect migrant workers from coronavirus," 15 Apr. 2020 Their failure to enable clinicians to efficiently track patient care is particularly evident among migrant farmworkers with urgent or ongoing health needs, who frequently travel for work and must navigate a new health system after each move. The New Yorker, "The Mail," 18 May 2020

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First Known Use of farmworker

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Farmworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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