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Furloughed Polar workers picket outside Polar's Caracas brewery, which shut down in April. They are protesting against the government, which has impeded Polar's ability to import barley.
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Kent Family Growers is located on a small parcel outside a college town in upstate New York. Farmers from California to North Carolina have complained of delays in the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural jobs.
Andrew Heineman's twin brother, Marcus, pulls a cultivator across a different field where they will plant seed corn this year, another alternative they selected when the price of corn started to fall and a new seed corn plant opened up nearby.
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