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Farm work should be an honored, palatable job for Americans: LA Times

Written by DOUGLASS ADAIR, and published July 10th in the Los Angeles Times:  read the full story here. Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, appeared on “The Colbert Report” on Thursday to invite Americans of all … Continue reading

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Fair Food Project Connects Farms, Farmworkers and Advocates to Food Justice

COMING FROM The California Institute for Rural Studies and Fair Food Project: “Fair Food: Field to Table”, a multimedia presentation that promotes a more socially just food system in the U.S. It was created in part by Rick Nahmias Photography. … Continue reading

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For Young Japanese, It’s Back to the Farm: NYTimes Global Business

YOKOSHIBAHIKARI, Japan: Rural Labor Squad, a government pilot program started recently by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s stimulus plans, has so far helped place more than 2,400 Japanese youth into farming jobs, through a program that: ” (…) stems from … Continue reading

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Beginning Farmer Rates Make Land Affordable: DTN/Progressive Farmer

Marcia Zarley Taylor, Executive Editor of the DTN/Progressive Farmer, reports that the USDA is offering 1.5 percent, 20-year fixed interest rates on farm mortgages for beginning or limited resource farmers.  See the full story here: Farm Service Agency’s Down Payment … Continue reading

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appetit Food Provider Make Historic Agreement

UNITED STATES: Last month, the Washington Post reported that organizing to achieve fair and just working conditions, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Bon Appetit, a large “socially responsible” food provider, have agreed: (…) to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers … Continue reading

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