farmworkers http://kvpr.org en In The Central Valley, Farmworkers Worry That No Water Means No Work http://kvpr.org/post/central-valley-farmworkers-worry-no-water-means-no-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span>farmworker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jose Gonzalez </span>Cardenas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can’t find work, he heads to the Westside Pool Hall in Mendota. Planting has hardly begun in the Central Valley, but everyone here is talking about the state’s drought, and what it could mean for the growing season.</span></p><p>“If there’s no water, we’re not going to have work,” Gonzalez says in Spanish.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:53:41 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 28347 at http://kvpr.org In The Central Valley, Farmworkers Worry That No Water Means No Work Author Interview: Seth Holmes Talks About Farmworkers' "Broken Bodies" http://kvpr.org/post/author-interview-seth-holmes-talks-about-farmworkers-broken-bodies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the House and Senate continue to struggle to find common ground on the issue of immigration reform, one University of California, Berkeley professor is working to bring new insights into a significant group of undocumented immigrants here in California and throughout the west – those who pick the food we eat every day.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:05:29 +0000 Joe Moore 20995 at http://kvpr.org Author Interview: Seth Holmes Talks About Farmworkers' "Broken Bodies" Growers Find Innovative Ways To Provide Health Care To Employees http://kvpr.org/post/growers-find-innovative-ways-provide-health-care-employees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The almond harvest is well underway in Madera County.</span></p><p>Along a tree-lined, rural road, about a dozen Agriland employees are loading almonds into a huge elevator. The nuts will then be loaded into a truck. They will appear on the shelves as Blue Diamond-brand almonds, among others.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:18:27 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 20986 at http://kvpr.org Growers Find Innovative Ways To Provide Health Care To Employees Why Picking Your Berries For $8,000 A Year Hurts A Lot http://kvpr.org/post/why-picking-your-berries-8000-year-hurts-lot As the supply chain that delivers our food to us gets longer and more complicated, many consumers want to understand — and control — where their food comes from.<p>But even if we meet farmers at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/08/30/160303008/on-the-farmers-market-frontier-its-not-just-about-profit">farmers market</a>, urban consumers are still largely divorced from the people who grow, pick and package our food. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:31:00 +0000 editor 19773 at http://kvpr.org Why Picking Your Berries For $8,000 A Year Hurts A Lot