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Child Labor in American Agriculture

From MNDaily.com, Eric Best, 3 Apr 2012.

Nearly half a million children farm workers harvest almost 25 percent of our crops.

It may sound like something out of the Industrial Revolution, but child labor still exists throughout the U.S. 562 more words


Farmworker Interviews Reveal Heat Stress Illness

From CIRSInc.org, Vallerye Mosquera, 7 Jan 2012.

With funding from University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, researchers at UC Davis and the California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) recently partnered with the Organizacion de Trabajadores Agricolas de California (OTAC) to conduct interviews with farmworkers in the Stockton area. 1,057 more words

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Quarter of California Farmworkers Live in Poverty

From WesternFarmPress.com, 25 Oct 2011.

The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is launching a project to address California farmworkers’ living and working conditions. Through one-on-one interviews with members of local organizations that serve farmworkers, the researchers intend to learn how the university can best help with research, education and outreach. 321 more words

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