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July 20, 2017  

Arguments in historic farmworkers' rights case heard Thursday  

Case would decide rights for tens of thousands of unprotected workers


The women confronting California’s farm conditions

Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages.


Can a Revamped Farmworker Visa System Prevent Abuses? Foreign nationals who work on American farms remain vulnerable to exploitation by employers who rely on a temporary agricultural visa employment program.


July 19, 2017  

American Dream: migrant farmworkers affected by changing immigration landscape


Bill seeks to extend H-2A program to all farms  

The H-2A-visa foreign guestworker program would apply to all of agriculture under an amendment in a security appropriations bill that passed the House Appropriations Committee.


Farmworkers Blast Governor Cooper for Signing a Bill They Say Hurts Their Ability to Unionize 


As California’s labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots



New York Farmworkers to Argue in State Supreme Court for Right to Organize


July 18, 2017  

Panetta, other Congressmen push to put undocumented farmworkers on citizenship path


Amid Trump's immigration crackdown, demand for migrant workers increases in Tennessee


Farm worker advocates rally in Raleigh


July 16, 2017  

Two men drowned in manure ponds. And thousands of other farmworkers have died too.


July 15, 2017  

Her work is back-breaking. A rule that splits her from her kids is heartbreaking.


July 14, 2017  

Farm bill with anti-union language signed by Cooper


July 13, 2017  

Thirsty NC farmworkers get help carrying life-saving water


July 11, 2017  

Farmworker housing may get a subsidy boost in Napa


July 9, 2017  

Worker housing funded by Napa vineyards can’t meet demand


July 8, 2017  

Abuse and safety risks. 


Are immigrants taking farm jobs from US citizens? In NC, farmers say no.


Could a 7-year-old have picked the food you’re eating? The law says no. Workers say yes.


July 7, 2017  

Lawsuit Seeks to Win Organizing Rights for New York’s Farmworkers


July 6, 2017  

Advocates Concerned About Chemical Drifts That Sickened Central Coast Farmworkers


July 5, 2017  

As Arizona’s Demand For Migrant Farm Labor Grows, So Do Concerns About Fair Treatment


Migrant workers sue agriculture giant over pay


July 4, 2017  

Soaring labor costs confront produce growers


July 3, 2017  

Labor shortages leave some California growers searching for workers


June 30, 2017

Lawsuits against seed-corn companies shed light on rising use of labor contractors


Monsanto, seed-corn companies continue use of contractors despite allegations of migrant labor abuses


Chemicals Sicken Two Dozen Central Coast Farmworkers in One Week


June 29, 2017  

Napa County receives $250,000 from state for farmworker housing


Proposed law seeks path to legal status for farmworkers


Watsonville farmworkers sickened by fungicide


Labor shortage in ag fueling technology


June 28, 2017  

NC legislature moves to stifle farmworkers unions


June 27, 2017  

Campaign aims to give NC farmworkers water when they need it


June 26, 2017  

Immigration Crackdown Expected To Increase Crops Left Unharvested In California Fields

“There aren’t enough workers, and everyone is fighting for everybody else’s workers,” says one vineyard owner.


A New Farm Worker Union Is Born

Indigenous Oaxacan farm workers win themselves a union in the Pacific Northwest.


Trump’s Crackdown on Immigration Is Terrible News for Anyone Who Eats Food  

And it’s particularly bad news for farmers.


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