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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

As migrant workers decrease, Idaho farmers struggle

The number of migrant workers has declined nationwide, and many of those workers who are here now are on an H-2A visa, which allows farmers to bring in foreign workers …

Unseen sacrifices

Here’s a group Americans don’t hear about much about during immigration reform debates, according to physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes: immigrants – especially the migrant workers who toil in U.S. …

Vestal: Project pairs photography with social action

A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …

Housing Bill Signed Over Farm Worker Objections But Locke Says It’s Just The Beginning Of Efforts To Shelter Seasonal Workers

Gov. Gary Locke on Wednesday signed a farm worker housing bill to make it easier and cheaper for growers to put up housing for their temporary workers. Locke said SB6168, …

Move To Add Farm Help Undercut U.S. Doesn’t Need To Allow More Foreign Workers, Study Says

A legislative effort to allow more foreign farm workers into the country is unnecessary because the country has plenty of agricultural workers, according to a government study. The report by …