Jun 9, 2011
N.J. blueberry farmer to pay $28K in labor fines

A farm crew contractor and the owners of a New Jersey blueberry farm agreed to pay $28,499 in fines to resolve two separate cases involving living conditions for farm workers and child labor.

Brothers Anthony and William DiMeo, owners of Columbia Fruit Farms Inc. in Hammonton, also spent $1.5 million to build new dormitories and shower facilities for the workers at their farm. Philadelphia Inquirer

Read more of the story here.




Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

FGN February 2021
Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs