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February 16, 2017  

Rochester area would feel loss of migrant farm workers, says advocate

 

Lawmaker seeks to improve living conditions for farmworkers

 

February 9, 2017  

California Farmers Backed Trump, but Now Fear Losing Field Workers

 

How this garlic farm went from a labor shortage to over 150 people on its applicant waitlist

 

February 8, 2017  

FOR MIGRANT FARMWORKER FAMILIES, A HEAD START BUILDS MOMENTUM  

The East Coast Migrant Head Start Project offers a preschool program for the children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and support for their entire families. Families and employers agree “it’s a blessing.”

 

February 6, 2017  

Law enforcement related to migrant laborers limited in rural areas

 

Dairy official: Most milk involves foreign workers

 

Senators press for long-stalled farmworkers labor rights bill

 

February 5, 2017  

Robot crop pickers cutting need for farmworkers  

Decline in immigration playing a role

 

February 2, 2017  

Department of Pesticide Regulation sued over “underground regulation” of cancer-causing fumigant

 

The Collapse of Organized Farm Labor

 

February 1, 2017  

Suffering in Silence:  Migrant Farmworkers Need Massage

 

Farmworkers’ perceived discrimination affects work experience, injury treatment 

 

Lawsuit targets new pesticide rules

 

January 31, 2017  

Farmworker goes from illegal immigrant to legal dairy foreman  

Dairy foreman who crossed the U.S. border illegally and later gained legal residency advises other immigrants to take advantage of the opportunity this nation offers them.

 

January 27, 2017

‘Buck stops’ with ag employer when it comes to pesticide safety  

A pesticide expert speaking at the Northwest Agricultural Show explains how new EPA worker safety rules will play out for producers.

 

Why Trump’s immigration actions worry Bay Area food businesses

 

Farmworkers, fearing deportation, ask Trump to consider their value in picking nation’s food

 

January 26, 2017  

Dairy Farmers Fear Loss Of Labor Under Trump Immigration Actions

 

January 25, 2017

For victims of 1948 plane crash, new book recognizes their loss

 

One of Miami's Oldest Organic Farms Accused of Racially Abusing, Underpaying Workers

 

Migrant Farm Worker Gets Rare Pulmonary Virus Due To Unclean Living Conditions

 

Northwest Farmworker Communities Wary Of Trump Administration's Plans

 

Court ends probe into alleged effort to keep farmworker wages down

 

January 23, 2017  

Ky. Tobacco Farm Settles Wage Claims By H-2A Workers

 

January 22, 2017  

He was called a nicolero. He’s going to jail as a slavemaster

 

January 19, 2017  

Undocumented immigrants pray, worry as Trump prepares to take office

 

January 18, 2017  

Farmworker decline, higher wages trigger specialty crop mechanization  

The decline in the number of Mexican workers working in U.S. agriculture is largely due to Mexico’s improved economy, plus Mexicans staying home due to the financial fallout from the U.S.’s Great Recession, says USDA-Economic Research Service economist Tom Hertz.

 

January 17, 2017  

Woman in illegal farm worker trial helped fill local labor void, witness says

 

January 15, 2017  

An uncertain, and sometimes grim, future awaits Washington’s aging Hispanic farmworkers

 

January 13, 2017  

California farm labor board chairman quits in anger

 

Farmworker visas more than doubled in state, nation in recent years

 

January 6, 2017  

Is California’s Ag Industry Worried About a Labor Shortage Under Trump?

 

January 5, 2017  

Growers Fear Farmworker Shortage During Trump Administration

 

Could Good, Affordable Housing Solve   Farmworker Shortage?  

As farmers in the West face labor shortages, some are finding that providing affordable housing is key to getting the help they need.

 

Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy for human trafficking

 

January 3, 2017  

Napa seeks state law to raise local farmworker housing assessment 

 

January 2, 2017

EPA won’t delay new rule aimed at protecting farm workers from pesticides despite AFBF request

 

 
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