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October 2005

 

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Articles

October 30, 2005
After explosion, farmworkers find safety net in shreds
 

October 29, 2005
Wilma an 'agriculture disaster' to Collier, Hendry counties

 

Editorial
Publix punishes Ag-Mart


October 27, 2005
Mexico Sets Payment for Ex-Guest Workers

 

Wool growers want to make hiring away herders a crime

 

October 26, 2005
Sexually harassed farmworkers often unaware of rights
 

Damaged tomato crops in Immokalee idle workers waiting on jobs

 

GOP Senators Try to Unite on Immigration Overhaul

 

MIGRANT FARMWORKERS
For some, all lost
Hurricane Wilma wrecked crops in S. Fla, putting an already vulnerable population of impoverished migrant workers at risk

 

Immigration Bill on Senate Floor “Very Early” Next year, Frist Says

 

October 25, 2005
Their better lives ripped to shreds
For the migrant farmworkers who grind out a living in Florida's fields,

Hurricane Wilma destroyed homes, jobs and dreams.

 

October 24, 2005
Wilma Wreaks Havoc on Florida Farm Workers


October 23, 2005

Palm City residents, state, DuPont disagree

over cancer concerns, cost of public water


October 22, 2005
 Publix drops Ag-Mart tomatoes


October 20, 2005
Government agencies learn to understand farmworker culture

 

October 19, 2005
Find voices for migrants
 

Major cocaine charges at camp


October 18, 2005
Special legislative committee to probe farmworkers' concerns

 

Legislative panel studying plight of migrant workers in Florida

 

October 16, 2005
Ag-Mart: Questions not asked tell more than ones that were
Paper relied on unscientific study in article about company

 

October 15, 2005
Migrant panel to push rights

 

Grower plans to fight state violation charges

 

Broken promises, shattered dreams
Migrant workers flock to storm-ravaged Gulf Coast for good jobs.

Instead, many of them are exploited, Florida advocates say.
 

Out Of The Fields

 

October 14, 2005
 Plant City vegetable grower AgMart hit with record fine

 

Editorial: Immokalee farmworkers
More information needed following deformed births

 

Ag-Mart also accused of violations in N.C.


October 13, 2005 
State fines Ag-Mart $111,200 for pesticide violations

 

Pesticides not tied to defects

 

Health officials: Pesticides not likely at fault for birth defects
 

October 12, 2005
Gregoire pushes AgJobs with growers and workers in Yakima

 

Wash. Governor Backs Farm Labor Bill
 

October 11, 2005
Farmworkers’ exodus from county leaves growers in bind

 

October 10, 2005
Pesticide Case Is Upping the Ante
A poisoning trial pitting two brothers comes as farm activists,

regulators seek stricter controls.

 

Migrants cashing in on wild berry harvest
Saw palmetto berry pickers say they're trying to make a living,

but others say they're stealing.

 

October 9, 2005 
Thai farm workers seek equity in strange land

October 8, 2005
Chemicals suspected in deformities
State must act, advocates maintain

 

October 7, 2005
Mayor in Georgia criticized for flying Mexican flag for slain farm workers
 

October 6, 2005
EDITORIAL
Grower makes right call to restrict pesticide use

 

Grape Grower Agrees to Pay $1.7 Million
For Off-the-Clock Federal Wage Violations

 

October 5, 2005
Three Held In Fatal South Georgia Attacks
Investigators Believe Gang Targeted Immigrant Workers

 

October 2, 2005
Farm labor camp problems: 'Out of sight, out of mind'


October 1, 2005
 Tomato grower drops suspect pesticides

 

Immokalee packing house sued over sexual harassment claims

 

Tomato grower eliminating use of some chemicals

 

Baby Carlitos to get free care at Shriners Hospital