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April 25, 2017  

Texas House to tackle lackluster inspections of farmworker housing

 

April 24, 2017  

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

 

April 23, 2017  

Jaindl Farms relies on foreign laborers to put turkeys on your table

 

Immigration enforcement fears cloud agriculture labor forecast

 

Making It Here: Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Creates Anxiety Among Farmworkers

 

April 18, 2017  

El Salvadoran, Guatemalan H-2A workers hired  

The Washington farm labor association known as WAFLA is recruiting its first El Salvadoran and Guatemalan H-2A-visa workers for Washington orchard work and Christmas bough harvests.

 

April 17, 2017  

Harvesting Union Rights in the Field

 

April 13, 2017  

Immigrant hands feed America, and that's exactly why farmers also fear Trump's deportation force

 

Castaneda: Immigration raids could send milk prices soaring

 

April 12, 2017  

Your farm is trying to kill you  

Far from a bucolic idyll, farming in America is one of its most dangerous professions. And almost no one is trying to change that.

 

Farmers among those fearing immigration raids

 

April 11, 2017  

‘Dolores’ delivers the inspirational jolt we need

 

As Food and Farmworkers Retreat, Guestworker Program Poised to Grow

The Trump administration’s fear-inducing immigration policies could lead to a farm and restaurant labor shortage, greater use of the H-2A visa program, and a climate rife with worker exploitation.

 

Carbon dioxide may worsen hog farmworkers’ breathing problems.  

Hog farm dust already hurts farmworker lungs—new research says elevated CO2 could make it worse.

 

April 8, 2017  

Undocumented in Vermont: The Hidden Life of a Migrant Farmworker

 

April 7, 2017  

Farmers await Trump action on visas for temporary workers

 

April 6, 2017   FARMERS WORRIED ABOUT FARM WORKER SHORTAGE AS THE BUSY SEASON APPROACHES

 

April 5, 2017  

Who will pick Pennsylvania crops? Not American workers

Foreign farm workers more than willing to fill jobs Americans shun

 

Pruitt’s Rejection of Chlorpyrifos Ban Seems Based on Alternative Facts  

EPA chief fails to explain what data prompted his decision to allow continued use of the toxic pesticide, environmental groups file suit

 

Farmworkers ask Gov. Brown to ban pesticide in the state

 

April 4, 2017  

Farmworker issues seen as threat to state crops

 

April 2, 2017  

March in Oxnard recognizes farmworkers' hard work

 

March 31, 2017  

FARMWORKER ADVOCATES SPEAK OUT AGAINST CONTROVERSIAL PESTICIDE AFTER EPA RULES OUT BAN

 

March 30 2017  

Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pesticide linked to nervous system damage in kids

 

Can America’s documented, foreign guest worker program keep up with demand?

 

Pruitt Shoots Down Pesticide Ban in First Major Move as EPA Head  

There could be serious health consequences for farmworkers, children and surrounding communities in danger of drinking water sources polluted with chlorpyrifos.

 

Immigration crackdown enables worker exploitation, labor department staff say  

Trump policies have caused panic among undocumented workers, preventing labor officials from conducting investigations and enforcing employment laws

 

March 29, 2017  

Sparking an understanding — Bandana Project event spotlights sexual exploitation of farmworker women

 

Fear in the valley of tears: How tough talk on immigration is frightening farmworkers

 

Memories of César E. Chávez: Strict vegan, personal conversation on UC Berkeley campus, $10 weekly salaries for volunteers

 

March 28, 2017  

Committee Votes To Cut Fees For Pesticide Companies, Worrying Farmworker Advocate

 

March 27, 2017  

This week in history: Farm worker leader Cesar Chavez’ 90th birthday

 

March 26, 2017  

Central Mass. farmers seek pruning of immigration rules to let workers into U.S.

 

March 25, 2017  

Fresno State celebrates César Chávez and National Farmworkers Awareness Week

 

March 24, 2017  

On the front lines of food safety — farmworkers have your back  

More retailers seek produce, peace of mind from growers certified by the Equitable Food Initiative

 

March 23, 2017  

ICE arrests New York farmworkers, alarming industry and advocates    

Crackdown on laborers will bring 'a world of hurt' to farms and food supply, according to the Farm Bureau

 

America Just Got Its First Fair Trade Certified Farm

 

March 22, 2017  

For undocumented workers, a rock and a hard place

 

March 21, 2017  

Proposed legislation would boost Napa County farmworker housing

 

Officials Seek Clarity from Feds After Farmworkers Arrested

 

March 20, 2017  

Deportation Threats Worry Farmworkers — and Farm Owners

 

March 19, 2017  

Will California farms find enough workers amid Trump’s immigration crackdown?

 

Under Trump, Wisconsin dairies struggle to keep immigrant workers

 

March 17, 2017  

Washington farmers tell Trump: We need more foreign workers

For years, fewer people have been illegally crossing the Mexico border, leading to a labor shortage in Washington’s orchards and fields. So growers, who have watched some crops go unpicked, want the new president to make it easier to hire workers with H-2A visas.

 

Justice for Migrant Workers in Vermont!

 

Illegal immigrants help fuel U.S. farms. Does affordable produce depend on them?

 

Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job  

Trump’s immigration crackdown is supposed to help U.S. citizens. For California farmers, it’s worsening a desperate labor shortage.

 

Just Food Conference Brings Latinos to the Table on Food Activism

 

March 15, 2017  

Granddaughter of the late César Chávez shares his legacy

 

March 14, 2017  

Fears permeate dairy farms  

Employers, immigrant workers anxious deportations will disrupt industry

 

Trump's Plan to Make America Great Again Using Cheap Foreign Labor     The H-2 visa program leaves workers open to exploitation.

 

March 13, 2017    

This farm worker is no ‘bad hombre’

 

March 10, 2017  

Immigration Poses Questions for Napa  

As resentment over immigration bubbles away, Napa works out how to talk about the elephant in the room.

 

We’ve Already Learned That Losing Immigrant Farm Workers Is A Disaster  

So why are we going down this road again?

 

March 9, 2017  

UNDOCUMENTED FARM LABOR SMALL PORTION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  

LEGAL WORKERS WILL HAVE TO BE PAID MORE, TAX MAN SAYS.

 

Farmworkers at risk  

New EPA head could threaten the health of those who grow our food

 

Farm worker wins appeal over language issue

 

March 8, 2017  

Mercer Canyons agrees to $1.2M settlement of Washington farmworker lawsuit  

The farmworkers’ lawsuit alleged that some were misled about the availability of $12-an-hour jobs offered to foreign workers under a work-visa program. Other U.S. farmworkers got jobs, but were underpaid, the lawsuit claimed.

 

March 7, 2017  

Deportation Dread: South Florida Migrant Workers Feel 'More Hunted Than Usual'

 

Texas lawmakers seek momentum for farmworker housing bills

 

March 6, 2017  

Fear of deportation pushes some illegal immigrants out of LaBelle

 

March 5, 2017  

Organizer recalls migrant farm worker movement

 

March 4, 2017  

Lawsuit claims pesticides caused child's health issues

 

March 2, 2017  

ICE operation appears routine, but raises fears  

In a bitter political atmosphere, what might be a routine apprehension of people who are in the country illegally takes on heavier meaning.

 

March 1, 2017  

Immigration debate raises concerns among growers, farmworkers

 

 

 
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