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3 Farm Workers Dead, 5 Hurt in Cali Van Accident

Van rolled over when driver overcorrected: cops

(Newser) - Three people were killed and five others hospitalized Saturday after a van carrying farm workers overturned on a central California highway, authorities said. The victims were returning from a day of working in the fields when the accident occurred on State Route 152 in Merced County, says California Highway Patrol... More »

Undocumented Worker: We're Not Taking Your Jobs

Migrant worker tells her story to 'Modern Farmer'

(Newser) - Odilia Chavez, a 40-year-old undocumented migrant farm worker based in California, is the first person to tell her story in a new Modern Farmer "Farm Confessional" feature, and she has a message for anyone who thinks people like her are stealing American jobs: "We’re not taking their... More »

Hire Local? Farmers Who Seek US Workers Hit Hard

Even with high unemployment, Americans walk off too-hard job

(Newser) - John Harold is trying to do the right thing when it comes to harvesting his 1,000-acre Colorado farm, by hiring only legal foreign workers and, this summer, offering more positions to unemployed locals. But “it didn’t take me six hours to realize I’d made a heck... More »

'A Little Slavery' Is Not OK, Gov. Crist

(Newser) - A dozen years of prosecutions against Florida slave-holders still hasn't convinced Gov. Charlie Crist to back the cause—but he better, Barry Estabrook writes in Gourmet. Advocacy groups, who have tried for 2 years to meet with him, now threaten to re-enact slavery abuses in the state’s capital. Such... More »

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