A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands of the state’s farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.



Fresno Farmworker Hurt In Harvesting Machine Accident Getting $1M Settlement

A Central California farmworker whose arm was mangled in a watermelon harvesting machine is getting a $1 million settlement.


A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

Salinas Farmworker Dies In Near 100-Degree Heat

State workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a farm supervisor who died after passing out on a Salinas Valley farm.


Large Public Opposition to New Strawberry Pesticide

A mountain of public comments submitted to state regulators condemned a new and highly toxic pesticide, methyl iodide, as too great a risk to farm workers and surrounding communities to be used on strawberry fields.



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