agriculture http://kunm.org en Breakdown Of 2014 Public Health Legislation http://kunm.org/post/breakdown-2014-public-health-legislation <p><em style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">UPDATE Feb. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:58:25 +0000 Marisa Demarco 40662 at http://kunm.org Breakdown Of 2014 Public Health Legislation New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws May Exploit Dairy Workers http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-workers-compensation-laws-may-exploit-dairy-workers <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The injury occurred on the job. A bull mounted a cow, and the worker was pinned against the stall. That led to a bloody and severe shoulder injury, surgery, and an inability to work.</p><p>“I went almost one month without work, and then after that, they called me back, but I was in no condition to work,” says this worker. He’s asked us not to use his name because it could jeopardize his ability to find future work in the small, New Mexico town of Portales.&nbsp; “I would bleed at work, and that’s how they had me working at the dairy.”</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31559 at http://kunm.org New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws May Exploit Dairy Workers New Mexico Farmworkers May Be Victims Of Illegal Pay Practices http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-farmworkers-may-be-victims-illegal-pay-practices <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>You wake up at three in the morning. In El Paso. You board a bus, and spend the rest of your day herding livestock, picking chilies, or milking cows. Then, at the end of the day, you’re handed cash for your work, but it may not be enough.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:53:27 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31558 at http://kunm.org New Mexico Farmworkers May Be Victims Of Illegal Pay Practices New Mexico Agricultural Survey Reveals Labor Abuses http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-agricultural-survey-reveals-labor-abuses <p>New Mexico's agricultural workers face low pay, dangerous conditions, and have few laws to protect them from abuse. Those allegations are contained in a new <a href="http://nmpovertylaw.org/WP-nmclp/wordpress/WP-nmclp/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Report-FINAL-PDF-2013-06-28.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> from the <a href="http://nmpovertylaw.org/?page_id=151" target="_blank">New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31508 at http://kunm.org Drought Expected To Continue To August http://kunm.org/post/drought-expected-continue-august <p>A dry winter, strong winds, and above average temperatures have caused the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declared much of the state to be in a drought emergency.<br>Jeff Witte with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture says that farmers with the ability to pump groundwater will be able to plant some crops this year. However, Witte says he's optimistic that farmers and ranchers in New Mexico will be able to continue providing viable crops to the state Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:23:17 +0000 Maria Abrosimova 27291 at http://kunm.org