agriculture

Erika Mahoney

 


Immigration enforcements happen throughout the year. But with the recent warnings about nationwide ICE raids, some are using the opportunity to educate undocumented immigrants about their rights. 

Michelle Loxton

The fear of immigration raids at local farms was heightened after President Trump recently tweeted about mass deportations. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Congressman Jimmy Panetta addressed that concern after a town hall in Watsonville.

Doug McKnight

The Monterey Bay’s multi-billion dollar farming industry depends on thousands of farmworkers. But a new study finds there’s a tremendous lack of housing for them.

Krista Almanzan

The Forbes AgTech Summit is underway in Oldtown Salinas.  The annual event brings together tech entrepreneurs, farmers and investors from around the world.  It started Wednesday with tours of local processing plants, field demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and opening remarks from Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.

Samantha Clark


Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry distributor, has a reputation of being socially responsible in an industry often criticized for abuses. Even so, farmworkers and activists are targeting the family-owned company, saying it allows unfair labor practices.

Helping Farmworker Families Who Chase the Harvest

Dec 17, 2015
Monterey County Office of Education

Most of the region’s migrant workers have packed up for the season – heading a way from winter cold and wet to places were the growing season continues.

While chasing the harvests is part of the life of migrant farmworkers, it’s a disruptive slice of life for workers’ children and their education.