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    Wisconsin dairy farms are growing — along with their immigrant work forcesPosted on May 26, 2010 by WisconsinWatch

    By Jacob Kushner
    Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

    As Wisconsin dairy farms expand, farmers have become increasingly reliant upon immigrant workers to milk the cows and clean the barns.

    Immigrants also tend to work for lower wages than do native-born workers. The study found that in a review of pay for comparable jobs, immigrant dairy workers earned about $9 to $12 an hour, and those figures tended to run about $1 lower than what native-born workers earn.
    “The lower wage seen for immigrant workers may be related to language ability and legal vulnerabilities,” the study reported.

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