Labor

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital for reform of agricultural labor laws. Leitz t... more

Program certifies farmers treat their workers fairly

After his farm became completely certified organic three decades ago, Jim Cochran had a thought: Why not certify employment practices the same way you certify f... more

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Blueberry Co-op Fails, But Pickers Still Wanted

Plans for a blueberry cooperative among several farmers in the U.P. have fallen through, but the woman who wanted to start the group isn't giving up. ... more »

Labor Shortage Hindering Harvest

A local labor shortage will likely force field workers to work longer hours for Coachella Valley farmers during the grape harvest. Palm Springs, Calif... more »


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