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In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts

Garlic sits in bins before being processed at the processing plant. Source: Talia Herman for NPR

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. And two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are having a mixed impact on this agricultural community south of San Francisco.

It's about 50 degrees outside, but for a moment it looks like it's snowing. But the morning air is pungent and savory, and those flakes falling from the

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