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Stories Tagged "farmworkers"

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Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Full Story

California Unveils New Rules on Chloropicrin Pesticide

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. Full Story

Prior Immigration Overhaul Helped Farmworkers Prospered

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. Full Story

Farm Groups To Renew Push For Stable Work Force

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. Full Story

Some Alabama Farmers Cut Back Crops, Citing Crackdown

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... Full Story

Report Says Female Farmworkers Suffer Sex Abuse

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... Full Story

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