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This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the first significant legislative effort to reform the agricultural labor supply important to Salinas Valley growers and harvesters.
WATSONVILLE—After years of waiting, advocating, fighting and fretting, people who live near the Pajaro River – and in the community around it – can breathe a sigh of relief.
The Trump administration is to opening up 1.2 million acres for oil and gas drilling across California from the Central Valley to the coast, targeting eight counties — Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obisbo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura.
The Pajaro River is known for its catastrophic flooding that’s damaged hundreds of homes and businesses over the years. Friday, Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced the Pajaro River Flood Risk Reduction Project will receive the funds needed to move the project forward.
Democrat Jimmy Panetta and other lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would provide a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants who work in the American agriculture or farm industries.
WATSONVILLE, CA — The Pajaro River Flood Risk Reduction Project may soon move out of the planning phase and into the design phase. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, elected officials' staff and officials from local, state and federal agencies will attend next week at a public meeting to discuss the project.
On Wednesday, the House passed a bipartisan bill that would grant legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers.
The House passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday night that could give legal status and a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants working in agriculture.
Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) has been working on legislation for the past nine months that could have a major impact on one of the Central Coast’s most important industries - agriculture.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.