American Jobs: Kids Of The Corn Farm (HBO)

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American Jobs: Kids Of The Corn Farm (HBO)

In our new ongoing series American Jobs, VICE News Tonight profiles Americans working in jobs today that reflect that landscape of our current economy.

Each summer Nemire’s Detasseling in Michigan hires hundreds of thirteen to sixteen year olds to work in their corn fields doing what is known as detasseling. It’s a process where one goes row by row to remove the tops of corn in order to control pollination. VICE News follows 13-year old detasseler Abigail on the job.

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