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October 15 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture Cancels the Farm Labor Survey In a notice published in the Federal Register on September 30, the National Agricultural Statistics Service—an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—announced that it will cancel the Farm Labor … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 10/15/2020

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September 18 2020

Congress Remains at an Impasse on COVID Relief Congress has yet to pass new legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic despite the continued health crisis and economic recession. Many of the protections and benefits created by the “CARES” Act, which … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 9/18/2020

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August 11 2020

Community health centers (CHCs) play a key role in increasing health care access for agricultural workers across the U.S., providing much-needed preventative and primary care that might otherwise be unaffordable or unavailable to many.  CHCs, nonprofit clinics that provide services … Read more The Role of Community Health Centers in Promoting Health Care Access and COVID-19 Prevention for Agricultural Workers

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July 17 2020

House Appropriations Committee Attempts to Expand the H-2A Program On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the 2021 Homeland Security Funding Bill that would expand the H-2A agricultural guestworker program from temporary or seasonal jobs to … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 07/17/2020

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June 04 2020

High COVID Risk Among Farmworkers Farmworkers face a threat of high numbers of COVID-19 infections among their community. On one Tennessee farm all two hundred workers tested positive, and throughout the country farmworker communities are seeing high numbers of infections due to, … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 06/04/2020

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May 21 2020

The lack of a federal standard to protect agricultural workers from heat stress endangers the health and lives of farmworkers across the U.S. Heat stress is a frequent risk to farmworkers, who often spend long periods doing physically-demanding work in … Read more New Study Shows Heat Stress Protections Prevent Kidney Injury Among Farmworkers—and Save Lives

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May 20 2020

By Patricia Morales, Farmworker Justice Intern Farmworker Justice conducted interviews for a series of 17 programs called “The State of Farmworkers in the COVID-19 Era.”  The interviews were conducted by Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice.  They are posted on … Read more Views of Two Members of Congress on Farmworkers and the Pandemic

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May 04 2020

COVID Crisis Continues to Impact Farmworkers  Farmworker communities remain in crisis as COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and around the world. As essential workers, farmworkers continue to labor in conditions – at work, during transportation and in … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 05/04/2020

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March 30 2020

Immigration is a critically important issue for farmworkers. Approximately half of the farmworkers in this country, and possibly more, are undocumented. The lack of immigration status affects many aspects of farmworkers’ lives, including their ability to speak up against abusive … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Immigration

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March 29 2020

This week, as we celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week, we also take a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Over the last … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Care Act

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