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Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Thu Nov 5, 2015 06:52 AM CST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- Dos Palos, with a population around 5,000 people, is located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley where farmers grow row crops, vegetables, fruits, nuts and raise cattle.

"It's very diversified," Don Frey, an FFA adviser and ag teacher at Dos Palos High School, told DTN last week.

Agriculture is by far the largest industry around Dos Palos, with locals consisting of farmworkers, mechanics and other ag support services. Many of Frey's students work on farms during the summer and after school.

With such a wide array of agriculture jobs comes a higher amount of ...

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