Monthly Archives: October 2010

Continuation of Agriculture Exemptions Preserves A History of Inequality

In 2001, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) launched the Campaign for Fair Food with the first-ever farmworker boycott of a major fast food company. The mission was to hold the fast food chain Taco Bell accountable for frozen wages, … Continue reading

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Reemerging Government Perspective, Must Work Well In Groups

I recently had the opportunity to see the government’s reemerging emphasis on collaboration in action at the EPA’s Beyond Translation event in Durham, NC, on October 6. During the event, I participated in a significant discussion focusing on the local … Continue reading

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Another Farmworker Fatality

Farm work is consistently ranked as one of the three most dangerous occupations in the United States, generally falling just behind construction and mining according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.  Sadly, today that fact was illustrated once again in … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month Comes to a Close: Fight for Farmworker Children Continues

Since 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated annually from September 15 through October 15.  This year’s national theme was “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.” AFOP’s Children in the Fields Campaign joined in the festivities … Continue reading

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AFOP Hosts “PAN DULCE” Event in Texas

 Every year, Texas sends out more migrant farmworkers across the country than any other state. Because of the large farmworker population, the state of Texas, specifically the Rio Grande Valley, is given millions of dollars to provide services to this … Continue reading

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How Much Is Your Strawberry Bill?

Americans love their strawberries.  We eat an average of 8.2 pounds of them per person each year.    It’s a multi-billion dollar industry covering almost 60,000 acres of agricultural land across the U.S.   California leads the way in production– $2.1 billion … Continue reading

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