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May 19, 2017

 

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Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year.

May 1, 2017

 

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

Perdue: Trump Open To Immigrant Farm Workers Staying In U.S.

Ag Secretary Perdue says he’s hired a labor lawyer to help design the program that can help keep undocumented workers here, but remove criminals.

April 6, 2017

 

Workers pick sweet potatoes

Lack Of Protection For Migrants Puts Food System At Risk

A new report from Johns Hopkins University says a lack of rights for undocumented farm workers threatens public health and the food system.

March 23, 2017

 

farmers in a sweet potato field

Fearful Farmers Rush To Find ‘Guest Workers’

Immigration lawyers are getting calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." Farmers worry they'll lose existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

January 23, 2017

 

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Will Trump’s Tough Talk On Immigration Cause Farm Labor Shortage

As Trump takes office, those involved in California's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.

December 1, 2016

 

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Farmers Are Courting Trump, But They Don’t Speak For All Of Rural America

With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.

October 17, 2016

 

A worker holds a handful of blueberries

Berry Pickers Form Union, Taste Victory

Berry pickers in Washington state have formed one of the first farmworker unions to come along in many years.

July 23, 2016

 

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For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick, but it's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.

June 1, 2016

 

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Farmers Wait For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for workers even as the harvest season is well underway.

July 30, 2015

 

Stop and Shop

Ahold Becomes Largest Grocer To Join Fair Food Program

Ahold USA became the largest conventional grocer in America to partner with the CIW's Fair Food Program, ensuring better rights for farmworkers.

July 14, 2015

 

worker in a field

Changes To Farmworker Housing Rules Worry Farmers, Advocates

Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.

June 18, 2015

 

Farm workers picking corm in California

Computer Glitch Leaves Farm Workers Stranded

A computer glitch has prevented the U.S. from issuing temporary work visas for more than a week, barring hundreds of farm workers from leaving Mexico.

December 8, 2014

 

Farm workers picking broccoli in Oregon

Immigration Order Affecting Farm Workers Under Siege

Seventeen states want to block an immigration order that advocates say would lift fear of deportation for up to 450,000 undocumented farm workers.

October 16, 2014

 

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Whole Foods Announces Sustainability Rating For Produce

Do you know what impact your produce has on the environment or the lives of the workers who farmed it? Whole Foods wants to help inform you.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 

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Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.

October 24, 2012

Pediatrics and Pesticide 

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Organic Produce Is The Better Choice For Children?

Pediatricians have released a study warning against exposure to pesticides for children. One way to avoid them is to buy organic.

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