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June 23, 2017  

18 farm workers hospitalized Thursday after pesticide exposure in Salinas


June 21, 2017  

Ph.D Candidate Researches Florida's H-2A Farmworker Program


June 18, 2017  

Napa County could receive $250,000 from state for farmworker housing


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.


June 17, 2017  

Among farmworkers, immigrants are less likely to use SNAP


Farmworker union approves contract with Sakuma Bros.


June 16, 2017  

Farmworkers at Sakuma ratify historic first union contract


June 14, 2017  

High employment a headache for Yakima Valley farmers


Tobacco farm workers trained in safety


June 12, 2017  

Report: Immigrant farm workers treated badly


Farmworker union reaches tentative contract deal with Sakuma berry farms

Skagit County’s Sakuma Brothers Farms has reached a tentative contract agreement with a new union representing some 500 farmworkers. Workers will vote this week on whether to ratify the deal.


June 10, 2017  

Due to labor shortage, female workers are a growing presence in Napa vineyards


June 9, 2017  

The Coachella Valley's farmworker housing crisis actually got worse than last year  



June 7, 2017  

Feds: Investigation Into Valley Farm Accused Of Abusing H-2A Workers Continues


‘Blue card’ bill could legalize ag workforce in Santa Cruz County


June 6, 2017  

Can America's Farms Survive the Threat of Deportations?

In upstate New York, both workers and the farmers who employ them fear more aggressive


Ventura County supervisors approve program to aid farmworkers


June 3, 2017  

A New Bill Would Protect Immigrant Farmworkers. It Has Little Chance Of Survival.  

The “blue card” proposal would give undocumented farmworkers a path to a legal status. Republicans aren’t jumping on board.


June 2, 2017  

Desired for their labor, rejected as neighbors. farmworkers in California face hostile communities


June 1, 2017  

New Report: Upstate Dairy Farmworkers Face Unbearable Hours, Unsafe Working and Living Conditions


May 31, 2017  

Lawsuit has potential to upend farm worker pay


Dover Farmworker Raped Then Fired: Feds

A federal lawsuit alleges Dover’s Favorite Farms subjected a worker to ‘sexual harassment, including rape,’ and then fired her.


May 28, 2017  

Legislature approves more money for farmworker housing inspections


May 26, 2017  

UCF Clinic for local farmworkers wins national award


During Trump's presidency, U.S. sees influx of workers


May 25, 2017  

Trump promised a ‘big beautiful door’ in his border wall. California farmers are ready and waiting


Delta-area Dairy Owners Decide to Stay in Business, But Farm-Worker Shortage Persists


May 24, 2017  

Trump’s Budget Unites Farmers and Foodies Trump Budget Unites Farmers and Foodies


Trump Threats, Minimum Wage, Overtime Hitting California Farmers Hard


Food Writer Ruth Reichl Among Voices Rallying For Farmworker Rights


May 23, 2010  

Bracero Programs:  A brief History of America’s migrant farm workers legislation


Napa grape growers will vote to extend assessment for farmworker housing


May 22, 2017

New ‘Blue Card’ Proposal Would Protect Farmworkers from Deportation   Trump’s immigration policies are crippling farms’ ability to hire workers. Can this proposed legislation counter that and gain support?


May 21, 2017  

Migrants keep agriculture running

System not perfect, but should continue


May 18, 2017  

A week after 50 farmworkers were sickened by pesticides, the EPA punts on protecting them.


May 17, 2017  

Pesticide that Trump's EPA refused to ban blamed for sickening farm workers  

Nearly 50 farm workers experienced nausea and vomiting apparently caused by a pesticide whose scheduled ban was overturn by the Trump administration


The Trump Administration Just Punted on How to Handle the Most Toxic Pesticides  

Including one that likely sickened 12 farmworkers earlier this month.


May 15, 2017  

Trump tells farmers: My immigration crackdown isn't aimed at your workers



May 12, 2017  

Texas Lege on Farmworker Housing Crisis: Better Luck Next Time  

Nine in 10 Texas farmworkers lack access to licensed housing, and many live without running water, electricity or ventilation.


May 11, 2017  

Study to look at lack of affordable housing for farmworkers


May 10, 2017  

Farmworker shortages amid deportation fears spur cry for immigration bill


Farmworker housing inspection bills snuffed out at Legislature


May 9, 2017  

Feinstein bill would prevent farmworker deportation


Growers, farmworkers say immigration raids scaring away labor


Feinstein farmworker bill should be part of larger solution, ag groups say  

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats are proposing giving legal status to many undocumented farmworkers. Farm groups generally praise the proposal but say it’s only part of the answer.


May 8, 2017  

Trump Executive Order Promises to Slash Farm Regulations   Will a new executive order “promoting agriculture and rural prosperity” fulfill its promise? That depends on who you ask.


May 7, 2017  

Willamette Valley Farmers Adjust To Dwindling, Uncertain Number Of Workers


May 6, 2017  

Texas lawmakers seek momentum for farmworker housing bills


May 5, 2017  

Napa, Sonoma vineyard-worker scarcity sprouts wage growth, alternatives


The price of safe drinking water in farmworker communties


Fruit Farmers Worry Migrant Workers Won't Travel To Michigan


Pesticide drift halts harvest southwest of Bakersfield


May 1, 2017  


One of the most dangerous companies in the U.S. took advantage of immigrant workers. Then, when they got hurt or fought back, it used America’s laws against them.