Farm Worker Advocates to Present Burger King With Petitions

Farm worker advocates sought to present more than 80,000 signatures to Burger King officials Monday urging the fast-food giant to join McDonald's Corp. and Taco Bell to help boost the wages of Florida tomato pickers... more »

Sheriff: There is Slavery in Florida Tomato Fields

Slavery exists in the tomato fields of Florida, a U.S. Senate committee was told today. more »

A Tastier Tomato Grows in Jersey, Thanks to Rutgers

While the Jersey tomato is a sacred thing, a rite of summer, too often the tomatoes found in grocery stores, on fast food burgers and diner salads are pinkish, uninspired fruit that tastes like, well,... more »

Emperor of Mirth Keeps the Fun Coming

Bill Bakan takes fun so seriously at Maize Valley Market & Winery that he refers to himself as the Fun Czar. Besides being serious about fun, he had other reasons for adopting the title. First... more »

State Tomato Board Dissolved

The California agency's demise after an audit found financial and other improprieties draws attention to similar farm programs. Los Angeles Times more »

Farmers Find More Profit in Selling Directly to Consumers

If you're looking for locally grown sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini this summer, the local supermarket isn't necessarily the place to go. The Eagle-Tribune more »

Farm Program Feeds Utahns and the Local Economy

On Feb. 14 of each year, organic farmer John Borski sows the seeds of some 50 tomato plants, a Valentine's Day labor of love. Daily Herald more »

Labor Group Protests Outside Chipotle HQ

A Florida-based farm workers' group protested outside Chipotle's headquarters Wednesday, accusing the fast-food chain of buying tomatoes from growers who pay substandard wages to workers. more »

Immigration Issues End a Pennsylvania Grower’s Season

As in politics, timing is everything in tomatoes. The New York Times more »

Immigration Issues Endangering Agriculture’s Future

Kay Hollabaugh's jaw dropped when she learned this week that the state's largest tomato grower would not plant a crop this year because there might be too few workers to harvest it. The Evening Sun more »

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