posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM
California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.
posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The current version of immigration reform requires farmworkers to remain in agriculture for at least five years to qualify for the speedier legalization process.
posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM
The proposal includes reducing the requirements for growers to recruit workers and moving a federal guest-worker program from the Labor Department to the Agriculture Department.
posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM
ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama farmers say they are planting less produce rather than risk having tomatoes and other crops rot in the fields a second straight year because of labor shortages linked to the state's crackdown on illegal...
posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by...