Farmworkers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Agriculture

Gov. Newsom signs executive order aimed at helping agricultural workers

Assistance includes targeting high-risk workplaces, stronger guidance on compliance and temporary housing for self-isolation.

Food collected during the April 4 food drive included cereal, bread, fruits and vegetables. Photo provided by Ana De Castro.

Nonprofits

LULAC Young Adults Council holds food drive

Donations will be distributed to farmworkers and their families.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

Farm Workforce Modernization Act passes in the House

“The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is a critical, bipartisan step forward for both our farmers and farmworkers,” Congressman Jimmy Panetta said.

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Agriculture

Panetta supports Agriculture Worker Program Act

Local Congressman has joined other Democrats in support of the Blue Card bill and is trying to get Republicans onboard for a bipartisan approach to protecting farm workers

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Agriculture

Governor signs bill to give farmworkers 40-hour work week, overtime pay

Supporters hail bill as reversal of decades-old discrimination; state Farm Bureau says it will increase the price of produce