See also: Hispanic Workers
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Want to watch celebrities milk a cow? Sample the excitement as media personalities concoct the tastiest milkshake? You can witness a calve being born, see the butter sculpture contest, watch the dairy day parade, and then wash it all down with a 25...
Need work? Got skills? Willing to try life in Canada? Well, Canada’s federal government has opened a skilled labor program for “…to 24 eligible occupations, in addition to applicants with a qualifying job offer or those applying...
The dairy lobby is flexing its legislative muscles this week with some progress on a couple fronts. Today, Governor Cuomo came through on a promise he made at the Yogurt Summit last summer to raise the threshold when strict environmental rules...
Plenty of White House budget analysis in the news today. On the agriculture side of things, President Obama wants to make deep cuts to the direct payment to farmers program, which has been widely criticized as misguided government spending. Farmers...
Immigration is certainly back in the news. Politicians, analysts and voters wrestle over what to do with people who enter a country in violation of proper procedure. Tighten borders? Deportation? Guest worker program? Amnesty? Even for...
Dec 4, 2013 — Hispanics make up 17 percent of the nation's population. But they live disproportionately in districts represented by Democrats.
Nov 29, 2013 — The president told activists on the National Mall on Friday that there is still time for the House to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. The Senate passed a comprehensive bill in the summer. House Speaker John Boehner says he prefers a piecemeal approach.
Nov 26, 2013 — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has only been in office for a few months, but he's already making waves. He's pushing for a higher minimum wage and immigration reform. Perez speaks with host Michel Martin about his goals for the U.S. labor force.
Nov 19, 2013 — A congressional directive requires U.S. detention centers to fill 34,000 beds per night. Supporters say it ensures that the nation's immigration laws are being enforced. But critics say housing a fixed number of immigrants at any given time is inhumane, inefficient and too expensive.
Nov 13, 2013 — Obama administration's high tech officials to get the Issa treatment over Obamacare... Healthcare.gov is likely to running smoothly by November's end as promised... the health care law allegedly helped kill the immigration overhaul.
Farm to Farm, Family to Family: David Sommerstein travels with NC dairy farmers to a Mexican village many of their migrant workers call home.
Hispanic Workers on North Country Farms
Five years ago, just a handful of farmers in the North Country employed Hispanic workers. Now many use workers from Latin America. The transition can be a bumpy one, for farmers and for the people they hire. David Sommerstein tells their stories in this ongoing series.