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In a yearly migration of the agriculture industry during the wet winter months to warmer climes further south, Salinas resident Ramiro Ruiz heads down to Yuma, Arizona for four months a year. A mechanic with Dole Fresh Vegetables, Ruiz is in his eighth year of this transition. While family and relatives are missed, especially during the winter holiday season, Ruiz says work comes first.
Photographed and recorded by Jay Dunn. All rights reserved The Salinas Californian.
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