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Farmworkers and Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irma’s Overlooked Victims

Farmworkers Scavenge For Food In Miami-Dade

Florida farmworkers: Cold snap cost us $50M in wages

Farmworkers ask state to help with losses

Southwest Florida vegetable farmworker income down $23.6 million after freeze

 

Farmworkers and Pesticides

Florida oranges anger (Video in French)

Florida Farmworkers Urge EPA to Tighten Control of Pesticides" – The Palm Beach Post News

Pesticides Put Farmworkers at Risk” – Tampa Bay Times

Pesticide Company Pulls Methyl Iodide, used on strawberries, tomatoes, from U.S. Market” – Free Speech Radio News

Pesticide used on tomato crops determined dangerous by EPA

 

Latino Small Farmer

“Hispanics Going from Field Hand to Farm Owner” – The Orlando Sentinel  Download PDF file

 

Immigration

Immigration change good but not enough, Volusia Hispanics say

Thousands rally for immigration reform in D.C. as proposal details emerge

Knee-A-Thon Comes to Lake Wales” – The Lake Wales News

“Business Groups in Florida, as in Utah and Arizona, move to ease immigration enforcement efforts” – The Orlando Sentinel  Download PDF file

 

Lake Apopka Farmworkers and Memorial Quilt Project

"Fed up: the High Costs of Cheap Food" is on WGCU - npr - News. Southwest Florida

A Life Engulfed by Pesticides” – The Atlantic

Quilt Honors Farmworkers Who Labored by Great Lake” – The Orlando Sentinel

Apopka Farmworkers Say Pesticide Exposure Caused Illnesses” – The Orlando Weekly

The Sunshine State’s Pesticide Problem” – The Atlantic

Former Farmworkers in Apopka lose out on hope for health care coverage, and use quilts to promote their cause” – Freeline Media

Senate Agriculture Committee to Study Plight of Lake Apopka Farmworkers” – The Current

Barry Estabrook on the High Cost of Cheap Tomatoes” – The Orlando Weekly

Farmworker Representative Says Senate Report Provides Validation for Lake Apopka Farmworkers” – The Current

Justice Never Too Late for Lake Apopka Farmworkers” – Pesticide Action Network International web site

Apopka Farmworker Quilts Tell Tales of Struggle” – The Orlando Sentinel

 

FWAF work with Youth

Rollins-SPARC 2012 photos in Apopka Chief

 

About FWAF General Assembly. Apopka, March 17, 2013

Equal voice

 

Forward with Your Promise Caravan:

Immigrants Call for End to Deportations in U.S.

Immigration reform supporters make stop in Jax