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City Council Proclaims March 24-31 as Farmworker Awareness Week in Edinburg

EDINBURG, TEXAS (March 21, 2018) – The Edinburg City Council proclaimed the week of March 24-31 as Farmworker Awareness Week in Edinburg.

The week will help raise awareness by learning about farm workers’ lives and help promote the improvement of work conditions.

In Edinburg there are more than 100 registered farm labor contractors. The Rio Grande Valley as a whole accounts for the largest population of migrant and seasonal farm workers in Texas.

The labor of these workers contribute millions of dollars to the state and national economies.

The City of Edinburg stands in solidarity with its farmworkers.