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    Rancher Kip Farmer checks in with one of his Peruvian employees. (Photo: Megan Verlee)

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    The government requires US ranchers to provide housing, food and a minimum wage of $750/mo. for their foreign herders. Often the housing is in trailers like these, situated near the flocks. (Photo: Megan Verlee)

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    Worker advocates contend some ranchers take advantage of their workers - denying them medical care, and providing them with sub-standard food and housing - making an already difficult job even more lonely and isolating. (Photo: Megan Verlee)