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As in the rest of the country, growers in heavily agricultural northern Michigan rely overwhelmingly on migrant laborers to work the fields and orchards. Most of the pickers are from Mexico. Growers say it's just about impossible to find Americans to do this work. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage

Some growers say that President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric has made a chronic worker shortage even worse.

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration sent an advisory about an outbreak of listeria linked to cantaloupes killed 33 people. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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FDA Not Doing Enough To Fix Serious Food Safety Violations, Report Finds

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Food - Instrumental BadBadNotGood, Ghostface Killah
Damn Skippy The Electric Peanut Butter Company

As in the rest of the country, growers in heavily agricultural northern Michigan rely overwhelmingly on migrant laborers to work the fields and orchards. Most of the pickers are from Mexico. Growers say it's just about impossible to find Americans to do this work. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage

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Albany Kev Brown
Stutter EMEFE

The main square of Batea, a town of about 2,000 residents in Spain's northeast region of Catalonia. The mayor opposes Sunday's independence referendum and has not given permission for voting to take place in municipal buildings. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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In Spain, Catalans Are Divided Over Independence Vote As Referendum Approaches

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They Fixed the Broken Mirror Today Six Organs of Admittance

German grocers Aldi and Lidl are aggressively growing their U.S. footprint. Aldi, which aims to have 2,500 stores by 2022, has recently renovated this store (left) in Alexandria, Va. And Lidl's new location in Manassas, Va., was its 30th in the country. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money

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Let It Go (Instrumental) Lady Wray
A Little Piano DJ Mitsu The Beats
Beautiful People Curtis Harding
Circles Eric Lau
Europa and the Bull The Olympians

Mr. Brown Eyed Soul, Sunny & The Sunliners' latest anthology album, is available now. Ramon Hernandez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny And The Sunliners' 'Mr. Brown Eyed Soul' Is For The Loved And Lovelorn

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Outside Looking In Sunny & the Sunliners
Green Tea Forest Leon
Ping Pong Gareth Dickson

Parwena Dulkun is a Uighur model who divides her time between Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, and Beijing. Uighurs share traits from both Asian and European ancestors, a look that is in demand among modeling agencies throughout China. Photo courtesy of Parwena Dulkun hide caption

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For Some Chinese Uighurs, Modeling Is A Path To Success

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Racing In Your Heart Aaron Krause
Bodak Yellow - Instrumental B Lou

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