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As Immigrants Settle Beyond City Limits, Help Is Hard to Find

February 17th, 2015

Carly Fox, a legal rights advocate with the Worker Justice Center of New York, visited farm workers upstate this month.  Credit Brendan Bannon for The New York Times              

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Yogurt boom, labor shortage puts New York dairy industry in middle of immigration debate

February 2nd, 2015

Auburn Citizen February 02, 2015 6:05 am  By Ryan Deffenbaugh   Thanks to a spike in yogurt consumption and production, the dairy industry in New York is booming. But with that comes an issue of its own: where to find workers. New York is now the third largest state for U.S. dairy production, trailing only […]

Locavore movement overlooks farmworkers

January 16th, 2015

Enviro Close-Up Winter 2015 By Karl Grossman Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 Locally-grown food from small farms, an alternative to food from “factory farms,” has become, thankfully, popular across the U.S, including the area covered by the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club. On Long Island, where I live, Suffolk County remains the top agricultural […]