- Dec 14, 2019
Congress looks set to pass a compromise version of the Farm Bill, which would reauthorize billions in government funds for nutrition assistance and agricultural support, but strike a plan to expand work and job-training requirements for food assistance programs.
Two recent car accidents in Italy that resulted in the death of 16 immigrant farmworkers shed light on the unsafe and underpaid conditions of many foreigners in the country.
The 2018 farm bill was defeated on the floor of the House May 18. It could back for a second vote in late June, but Catholic and other rural life advocates see a need for improvements in the measure before then.
In decisions made on July 8, Pope Francis moved forward the sainthood cause of a Hispanic bishop in the US who ministered to farm workers, and who had a special affection for ‘lowrider’ modified cars, and also an Italian layman who refused to swear allegiance to the Nazis.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Farmworkers joined by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and other supporters rallied Wednesday outside New York’s Capitol for legislation to guarantee them overtime pay while removing the state’s ban on joining a union. Some had marched for more than two weeks from Long Island to Albany, saying they need the