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New labor law causing anxiety on N.Y. farms (access required)

New York farmers can now apply for losses in the value of their sweet cherry crops.

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Farmworkers Bill into law last week, farmworker advocates were cheered, and many farmers were seriously dismayed. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, and would require overtime pay for workers after ...

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Labor-practices bill for farmworkers worries farmers (access required)

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For years, advocates for farmworkers have lobbied to end exemptions to labor laws that exist on farms but with little success. Since Democrats took control of the state Senate last fall, however, a new effort concerning farm interests introduced by ...

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