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TX: Rio Grande City

RIO GRANDE CITY, TX - APRIL 11: Mexican laborers harvest 10-15 yellow onions on April 11, 2007 in Rio Grande City, Texas. The large yellow onions normally sell for $26-$30 for a 50 pound bag. The onion's name comes from it's annual planting date, roughly around October 15. They become the Rio Grande Valley's winter crop harvested the following spring. The sweet yellow onion is sold coast to coast by growers based in Edinburg, Texas. The Mexican crew is from Tabasco State and will work the US agricultural harvests for nearly 10 months. Workers are on a contract giving them $10 - $12 per hour. A team of 4 can normally harvest 900-1000 pounds of onions per hour. Rio Grande City is the county seat of Starr County and has the lowest per capita income of any US county with $11,362 per year. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
TX: Rio Grande City
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