On January 17, 2019, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Zoe Lodgren introduced a new farmworker bill that would provide a path to citizenship for farmworkers meeting the bill’s requirements… Senator Feinstein noted that California struggles to find farmworkers and acknowledged that backbreaking farm labor is performed largely by undocumented immigrants.
North Carolina maintains an average estimate farmworker population of between 100,000 to 300,000, and is the 5th in the nation with the leading amount of farmworkers, both migrant and seasonal… Many farmworkers currently work for a salary at or below the federal poverty line without receiving overtime pay for working over 40 hours per week.
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At Vecinos, we provide extensive health education about pesticides to farmworkers because the farmworkers exposed to these chemicals have a higher risk for pesticide-related illnesses, ranging from respiratory problems to cancers.
Our food system is complex, and there are many more people involved in getting food from farm to table than most of us realize.
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