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June 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Skagit Valley berry farm: Limiting housing hurts many low-wage pickers

I am confused by the actions of Skagit Valley berry grower Sakuma Brothers Farms regarding farmworker housing [“Sakuma Brothers berry growers to pay $850,000 settlement,” Local News, June 12]. Newspaper reports credit Steve Sakuma saying that they began offering housing for farmworker families three generations ago as incentive for berry pickers to work…


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