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Sacramento County residents supporting farm workers during the holiday season

| Fox 40

The Sacramento region is known as America’s “Farm-to-Fork” capital.

But advocates for farm workers say the hands that make this industry run are often left in the shadows.

Farmworkers Breakfast event in Brawley

| KYMA

BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) – The City of Brawley had its second annual Farmworker Breakfast event Friday morning.

About 200 people attended the breakfast that took place at the Providence in Brawley at 3 a.m.

Column: Are immigrants better off in Texas or California? It’s complicated

| Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — América Ramirez Lomeli, named for the Mexican soccer team, did everything right as an immigrant.
Growing up in California’s capital, she excelled in school. She volunteered, racking up more than 2,000 hours of extracurriculars by the time she graduated. She collected toys for the children’s hospital that helped her brother after he fell from a roof, and, at her mother’s command, she stayed calm when police were nearby so they did not attract unwanted attention.

Jayapal, Barragán, Grijalva Call for Reforms to H-2A Program to Protect Immigrant Farm Workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-07) are leading 43 of their colleagues in calling on the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve the H-2A program used by farm workers. Both agencies have announced proposed rules that would serve to protect these essential workers. The members are urging swift finalization of those rules to ensure accountability and transparency in the H-2A program and broader agricultural industry.

Acusan de homicidio al propietario del cultivo donde un trabajador murió ahorcado por un tractor

| Univision

La muerte del trabajador ocurrió en 2020 luego de que su suéter se quedará atorado en las aspas del tractor que manejaba, provocando su ahorcamiento. Pese a que el incidente pudo haberse calificado como accidente, autoridades decidieron hacer la acusación contra el dueño del cultivo por que la máquina que manipulaba la víctima no cumplía con las normas de seguridad que ayudan a evitar este tipo de situaciones.

Jack London Park harvests 6,000 pounds of fruit and a year’s worth of gratitude

| Sonoma Valley Sun

In this season of thankfulness, there’s a lot of gratitude coming out of Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, most of it grown in the historic orchard that the park and its supporters have been restoring since 2017.