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March 30 2017  

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

 

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

 

February 28, 2017    

Higher salaries are the main attraction in US  

Mexican migrants can earn six times as much as they would at home

 

Advocate Calls Farmworker Scholarship Program Well-meaning But Short-sighted

 

February 27, 2017  

Labor shortage, wage laws among top concerns for Calif. produce growers  

Labor issues dominate the top concerns for produce growers and shippers along California’s Central Coast, according to a trade organization’s survey

 

Help wanted in Immokalee's fields

 

February 26, 2017  

RGV celebrates 40th anniversary of Texas farmworkers march

 

February 25, 2017  

After Trump’s immigration order, anxiety grows in Florida’s farm fields

 

February 24, 2017  

Outreach efforts growing for Latino families

 

February 23, 2017

Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt

Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.

 

February 22, 2017  

Bill seeks to strengthen Texas farmworker housing inspections

 

Farmworkers are getting older. But after retirement, hardships await  

WORKERS ARE STAYING IN THE FIELDS LONGER AS THE FARM LABOR FORCE SHRINKS, BUT FOR MANY, RETIREMENT IS MARKED BY FINANCIAL INSECURITY AND HEALTH CHALLENGES.

 

Bill seeks to get rid of overtime for temporary ag workers

 

February 21, 2017  

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

At least half of all farmworkers in the United States are undocumented Mexican immigrants. And “documentation” often dictates inclusion in a guest-worker program that’s been compared to slavery. Americans avoid these jobs, yet elected a president who promised mass deportation. There’s a crisis brewing in our fields, and it’s about to get much, much worse.

 

Fearing loss of workforce, Farm Bureau, dairymen promote study of immigrants’ impact

 

February 19, 2017  

The predictably unpredictable president: In California farm country, Trump’s deportation threat looms large

This is what life is like now for the people who grow your food

 

February 17, 2017  

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

 

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

 

 
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