Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Stuck in Vicious Climate Feedback LoopMore than 30 million people are under heat warnings and advisories with more than 93 percent of the West in drought this week. Scientists say heat and drought are inextricably linked in a vicious feedback loop that climate change makes even harder to break.
COVID: Migrant Farmworkers Offered Vaccinations As They Enter StateThe fight to end the coronavirus’ devastation throughout California’s heartland extends to the Mexico border, where migrant farmworkers heading north to pick lettuce, broccoli, carrots and other crops are offered a vaccination as soon as they enter the United States.
COVID Vaccine: Hundreds of Farm Workers Mark César Chávez Day With Second DoseA large group of frontline agricultural workers in the South Bay is receiving second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday at a César Chávez Day event, according to Santa Clara County health officials.
SF Mission District Food Drive Kicks Off In Honor Of Cesar Chavez DayCommunity members in San Francisco's Mission District will hold a celebration and food drive on Wednesday to honor labor leader Cesar Chavez on his birthday -- a California state holiday.
Farm Workers Already Challenged By COVID Labor Through Heat And Wildfire SmokeThe recent heat wave and wildfire smoke have made for especially tough times for farm workers who were already struggling with COVID-19.
Social Worker's Non-Profit Provides For Needs Of Farmworkers Along San Mateo County CoastFarmworker families are not feeling forgotten in the fields of the San Mateo County coast, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
San Jose Volunteers Organize Food Drive for Salinas Valley Farm WorkersSan Jose volunteers are making sure that one group of essential workers is not overlooked in the COVID-19 crisis.
Volunteer Group Makes Reusable Cloth Masks For Essential Farm WorkersThere’s been a lot of attention about first responders and the medical community running short of PPE. But, what about those who put food on our table?
California Farmworkers Essential to U.S. Food Supply During Growing Coronavirus CrisisWorking from home for farmers means getting out in the field, operating as essential businesses in the heart of California's Central Valley, supplying food to much of the U.S. even as schools, restaurants and stores have closed because of the coronavirus.
UC Analysis Finds California's $15 Minimum Wage May Help The Poorest CountiesCalifornia's minimum wage is set to reach $15 by 2023 and a new analysis suggests it could help millions of people, including in one of the state's poorest counties.
Fear At The Tap: Uranium Contaminates Water In The Central Valley, West In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water.
Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left UnpickedIts harvest time in the Salinas Valley, and produce from the “Salad Bowl of the World” is ready for the dinner table. But in this the land of plenty, there is a big shortage of farm workers.
California Growers Fear Pres. Obama's Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor ShortageThousands 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.
California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop ShortageFarmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
Feinstein Wants To Stop Immigration Audits On California FarmsCiting a labor shortage on California farms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the Department of Homeland Security to focus immigration enforcement efforts on violent criminals instead.