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Farmworker (AP Photo)

Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, refrigerator-sized contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on […]

07/14/2013

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Farm settles with workers who fled wildfire smoke

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Farmworkers who fled a Ventura County strawberry field because of smoke from a wildfire have been told they can return and that their presumed firing was a misunderstanding. About 15 workers […]

05/09/2013

Obama's L.A. visit (audio)

President Obama was at LA Live last night holding fundraisers and will be leaving Beverly Hills this morning west on Santa Monica moving towards LAX, then later he is on to Keene, California  via Air […]

10/08/2012

Cesar Chavez celebrations

What would have been the 85th birthday of United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez will be celebrated today and tomorrow. The late Latino civil rights leader helped start the UFW 50 years ago.

03/30/2012

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