Agriculture


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Free Mental Health Program for Farmworkers Launches in California and Florida

"Mental health is a health and wellness issue, but it is also a critical workers' issue that we all must address," said Mónica Ramírez, founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women.

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Washington State Farmworkers Will Soon Be Eligible for Overtime Pay

"These overtime protections will ensure that agricultural workers in Washington are paid for all of the vital work they do," President Joe Biden said.

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César Chávez Has a Prominent Place in Joe Biden’s Oval Office

“As the daughter of a farm-working father...thank you, Mr. President," Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said.

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Two Latino Farmworkers Demanded Overtime Pay, Now They’ve Made History

José Martínez-Cuevas and Patricia Aguilar, who both milked cows for DeRuyter Brothers Dairy, Inc. in Washington, sued for overtime pay. Their actions have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of farmworkers.

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Farmworkers Will Be Given Heroes Award for Service During Pandemic

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation will honor farmworkers, a group disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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Food Pantry Demand Has Exploded in Florida

Many families already feeling the stress of losing their jobs are now enduring growing “food insecurity.”

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Florida Farmers May See Losses of More Than $500 Million

Florida’s number 2 industry is severely hurting. But as she works to provide relief, the Democratic Commissioner Nikki Freid says some important lessons have been learned.