Labor

Rural America is on an Immigrant Labor Treadmill

The farmworkers of tomorrow are growing up today somewhere outside the United States, making immigration policy a major concern of farmers, farmworker... more »

Potatoes in Malawi, Africa

A photo gallery of Joe's trip can be viewed on the Spudman Facebook fan page here.She grew the potatoes, carried them to the factory and processed the... more »

Jobless Finding New Work on Farms

Unemployed workers are seeking jobs in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, easing farm labor shortages in the process. USA TodayClick here to read th... more »

New York Labor Bill May Die in Senate Turmoil

A bill that would extend to seasonal and other farm workers rights to time-and-a-half overtime pay, a full day off every week, freedom to form unions ... more »

AgJOBS Introduced Again

Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Reps. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., and Howard Berman, D-Calif., will introduce, in the Senate and House, the Agric... more »

Will farm workers finally be legal in 2009?

With a Democratic president taking control and stronger Democratic majorities in Congress, does immigration reform for agricultural workers stand a ch... more »

On March to Honor Farmworker, Relatives Call for Reforms

They fell for one another in junior high school, in a village deep in Mexico's Sierra Madre range. MercuryNews.com... more »

Communication is key to keeping good workers

Almost every farmer has had to deal with the farm labor issue. As the labor supply gets tighter and tighter, finding good workers and getting good emp... more »


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