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‘Essential’ farmworkers face slashed hours even as food demand soars

Cochella Valley Farmworkers

[ad_1] News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. *Note: Some names have been changed in order to protect sources with undocumented status. For the past five years, …

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COVID-19 Farm Bailout Funds Should Help Farmworkers, Not Big Farmers

COVID-19 Farm Bailout Funds Should Help Farmworkers, Not Big Farmers

[ad_1] Congress should direct the Department of Agriculture to use COVID-19 relief funds to ensure that farmworkers – not big farmers – have protections, free testing and paid sick leave. Last month, USDA announced a $19 billion COVID-19 relief initiative, including $16 billion in direct payments to farmers. These new …

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EWG Sends Open Letter to Produce Industry: Do More to Protect Consumers and Farmworkers from Pathogens and Pesticides

EWG Sends Open Letter to Produce Industry: Do More to Protect Consumers and Farmworkers from Pathogens and Pesticides

[ad_1] Wednesday, March 25, 2020 The following letter from the Environmental Working Group is to members of the board of directors of the agribusiness front group Alliance for Food and Farming. EWG calls on these business leaders and the entire industry to step up and do a much better job …

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