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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

Market to Market (May 4, 2012)

posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Market to Market (May 4, 2012)
Full Program: Midwest growers step up the pace of spring planting. Lawmakers ponder sweeping reforms in the next Farm Bill. And scientists advocate a multifaceted attack in the war on weeds. Market analysis with Don Roose. Full Story

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy

posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy
Lawmakers are beginning to discuss changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies. Full Story

Georgia Governor Says He Will Sign Immigration Bill

posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov Nathan Deal says he'll sign a tough immigration measure passed by the Georgia Legislature that includes elements similar to a contentious law enacted in Arizona last year. Full Story

Obama Seeks to Jump Start Energy Reform

posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Obama Seeks to Jump Start Energy Reform
A sizable drop in the U.S unemployment rate sparked a significant rally in the stock market Friday. Full Story

Farm Lobbying Group Says States Cracking Down on Illegal Immigrants Must Consider Ag Workers

posted on January 14, 2011 at 5:01 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- States that crack down on illegal immigrants should also help farmers who need seasonal labor, the nation's largest farm lobbying group said Tuesday. Full Story

Americans Shun Farm Work: Farmers' ads draw very few applications

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Visalia, Calif -- It's a question rekindled by the recession: Are immigrants taking jobs away from American citizens? Full Story

Colbert Meets Congress

posted on October 1, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Colbert Meets Congress
Despite a September rally on Wall Street, Americans' view of the economy turned decidedly grim last month, as mounting concerns over the pace of recovery weighed heavily on a key index of consumer sentiment. Full Story

Market to Market (July 23, 2010)

posted on July 23, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Market to Market (July 23, 2010)
Full Program: USDA Secretary Vilsack acts swiftly to fight racism, then apologizes for moving too fast. With the stroke of a pen, President Obama puts sweeping financial regulatory reforms into law. Mother Nature continues to make her presence known in North... Full Story

President Obama Signs Financial Overhaul

posted on July 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM

President Obama Signs Financial Overhaul
Despite bearish reports this week on the U.S economy, Wall Street trended higher. Full Story

Market to Market (July 16, 2010)

posted on July 16, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Market to Market (July 16, 2010)
Full Program: The Senate approves the largest overhaul of U.S. financial regulations since the Great Depression. The U.S. crop is in good shape, but weather problems from Kazakhstan to Canada push wheat prices higher. An outspoken author squares off with a... Full Story

Senate Passes Sweeping Financial Overhaul

posted on July 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Senate Passes Sweeping Financial Overhaul
U.S shoppers made fewer trips to the mall last month, prompting concerns over the pace of America's fragile economic recovery. Full Story

California Lawmakers Revise OT Rules for Farm Workers

posted on July 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a bill that would require farmers to pay overtime to field hands after they work eight hours in a day, ending a nearly 70-year exemption for the state's largest... Full Story

Immigrant Farm Workers' Challenge: Take Our Jobs

posted on June 25, 2010 at 7:06 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – In a tongue-in-cheek call for immigration reform, farm workers are teaming up with comedian Stephen Colbert to challenge unemployed Americans: Come on, take our jobs. Full Story

Farmers Say Immigration Reform Needed for Ag Workers

posted on May 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — (AP) Even during the recession, foreign workers harvested vegetables, milked cows and picked apples on many U.S. farms, doing work that farmers say Americans don't want to do. Full Story
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