Lawmakers advocate for farm worker assistance

Three proposed state bills aim to protect farm workers and prevent disruptions to the nation’s food supply. ADOBE STOCK PHOTO

EL CENTRO — A diverse group of state lawmakers and agricultural industry and farm worker representatives are calling on the governor to sign a package of proposed bills that would provide relief to farm workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three proposed bills are primarily focused on increasing farm workers’ health, safety and access to services, as well as to help prevent disruptions to the nation’s food supply.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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