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Cherry Grower Near Granger Houses Migrant Farmworkers in Tents

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A cherry grower near Granger is using a state program to house migrant farmworkers in tents. A cherry grower near Granger is using a state program to house migrant farmworkers in tents.
GRANGER, WA - A cherry grower near Granger is using a state program to house migrant farmworkers in tents.

When they're not picking cherries, about 100 workers are living in 16 military-style tents at the orchard owned by Helen Reddout. She one of 13 growers in the state using the rent-a-tent program. 

The camps meet state and federal standards, and are inspected by the state Health Department. The tents surround two common buildings with restrooms and kitchenettes.

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