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|After I Pick the Fruit follows the lives of five immigrant farmworker women over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of rural western New York, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids that were conducted in response to 9/11. Filmed in New York, Florida, and Mexico, this intimate, bittersweet, feature-length film illuminates a community that is nearly invisible to most Americans, and will change the way you look at our national ‘immigration problem.’”
|American Harvest - A movie about a journey from Florida to New York, including a trip to the Mexican border, reveals the lives and issues of legal and illegal migrants and farmers working toward a better life.
New York State Food Processors - the
oldest statewide food processing trade association in the nation,
their principle function is to be active in legislative and regulatory
affairs in New York State.
Farmworkers - Introduces migrant and seasonal
farmworkers - who they are, what they do, and how they fit into
the agricultural economy.
Farm Bureau - "The Voice of Agriculture" with
links to state Farm Bureaus, news and views, issues and legislative
action of interest to American farmers.
Migrant Farmworker Network - Contains information
about missionary outreach to farmworkers.
|Farmworkers.Org - An initiative of the Sin Fronteras
Organizing Project. This site is dedicated to publicizing their
work and to educating the public about the plight of agricultural
|HandsNet - HandsNet is a national, nonprofit organization
that promotes information sharing, cross-sector collaboration and
advocacy among individuals and organizations working on a broad
range of public interest issues.
|The Harvest of Hope Foundation serves to: • Support migrant farmworkers and their families with emergency aid; • Issue small grants to programs that assist migrant families; • Provide financial aid to migrant students attending college via the Paths To Scholarships Fund; • Heighten awareness of the plight of migrant farmworkers in the country; and • Coordinate with agencies assisting migrant families and their children with education, immunizations and medical needs, and social services.
for Agriculture and Trade Policy - Promotes
resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around
the world through research and education, science and technology,
and Migrant Ministry - A multi-faith, non-profit
organization that works alongside the disenfranchised rural residents
and agricultural residents of New York State through programs of
education and empowerment.
Fronteras Organizing Project (SFOP) - Profiles
border-area migrant farmworkers and features a history of the bracero
program. The site discusses the organization's activities related
to immigration issues, inadequate housing and pesticide dangers.
|Student Action with Farmworkers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAT works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Carolinas and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system.
States Department of Agriculture - of particular
interest under the "Other Services" section is the "USDA
for Kids" connection. At the bottom of that page is a link
to USDA Photos where a new historical section features photos from
the Farm Security Administration's renowned collection of the 1930's
and 1940's. Many images of farmworkers can be found under "Agriculture."