Farmworker Children

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Labor Department Statement on Withdrawal of Proposed Rule Dealing With Children Who Work in Agricultural Vocations

From DOL.gov, 26 Apr 2012. News Release WHD News Release: [04/26/2012] Contact Name: Joshua R. Lamont or Elizabeth Alexander Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x4675 Release Number: 12-0826-NAT WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: … Continue reading

Short on Cash, New Child Center Closes

From DelmarvaNow.com, Ted Shockley, 4 Feb 2012. State faith group seeks funding to reopen TASLEY — A number of Eastern Shore children found themselves without a pre-school readiness program Friday when a Virginia Council of Churches initiative closed its doors. “They were incredibly disappointed,” said Ed Rossmoore, executive director of the Rural Family Development Division … Continue reading

Laws on Farm Labor Impact Minors

From LakeNewsOnline.com, Rance Burger, 28 Dec 2011. Lake of the Ozarks, MO — Proposed changes to farm labor laws may change the landscape of education in rural communities across the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and beyond. The U.S. Department of Labor will consider implementing new rules for youth farm labor in 2012, rules that Missouri … Continue reading

Holiday Ride: 20 Needy Immokalee Students Receive Bikes for Christmas

From NaplesNews.com, Tracy X. Miguel, 16 Dec 2011. Mauro Miranda reached a hand across a flatbed deck full of bicycles on Friday morning. The fourth grader claimed his bike the minute the 40 bicycles arrived by truck at Immokalee Community School, a Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) charter school. “I’m going to get a bike,” … Continue reading

Farmworker Group Helps Children Excel in School

From Sun-Sentinel.com, Alexia Campbell, Sun Sentinel, 13 Dec 2011. Silvia Gorzoni’s biggest mistake in life was not getting a college degree, she said. The 39-year-old single mother has cleaned houses in South Florida for more than a decade to give her three children the opportunity she missed in her native Brazil. Gorzoni, who lives west of Delray … Continue reading

Farmers Worry New Labor Rules Will End Teen Jobs

From SacBee.com, The Sacramento Bee, Josh Funk, Associated Press, 2 Dec 2011. OMAHA, Neb. — From tending cattle to driving tractors or ATVs, 15-year-old Taylor Muller and her three younger brothers have always done what they could to help the family’s farming business. “Most kids my age don’t even have jobs,” said Taylor, who assists her … Continue reading

New Changes in Child Labor Target Family Farm Operations

From RapidCityJournal.com, Andrea J. Cook, Journal staff, 29 Nov 2011. Proposed changes in federal child labor rules threaten the very core of South Dakota family farm and ranch operations by limiting employing and training the next generation of producers, according to producers and others involved in agriculture. South Dakota Secretary of Labor Pamela S. Roberts … Continue reading

New Child Labor Laws Difficult Idea To Plant With Nebraska Farmers

From WOWT.con, 6 News, 24 Nov 2011. Farmers say updated child labor laws proposed by the US Department of Labor could have a chilling effect. Farmers say updated child labor laws proposed by the US Department of Labor could have a chilling effect. The department says they’re just protecting kids who work on farms. Kids under 16 … Continue reading

Young Farm Workers at Greater Risk of Dying On-the-Job, Proposal to Protect Them Called “Detrimental,” “Foolish” and “Idiotic”

From ScienceBlogs.com, The Pump Handle, ‘Celeste Monforton, 18 Nov 2011. For U.S. workers, the risk of dying on the job is highest if you are employed in agricultural, fishing or hunting. These jobs are not just a little riskier than the average job, they are nearly 8 times more life-threatening. The fatality rate for all private sector … Continue reading

Latino Youth Avoid Gangs Through Farming

From Latino.FoxNews.com, Associated Press, 19 Nov 2011. California — Manuel Jiménez had a dream when he first saw the land below a levee in California’s Central Valley. The former field-worker’s dream was for a place that young people could come to escape gang-ridden streets and learn about the state’s most vital industry. But, like many … Continue reading

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