Agricultural Laborers

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    Taxonomy Code: YO-0200.0250

    Individuals who provide manual labor for crop farms, dairy farms, poultry farms, livestock ranches, aquacultural operations, greenhouses, nurseries and other agricultural establishments. Included are individuals who manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops using hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives as well as those who attend to live farm, ranch or aquacultural animals including cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish and bees or to animals raised for specific products such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk or honey. Duties of laborers working with crops may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, sorting, packing and loading harvested products; constructing and repairing trellises, fences and farm buildings; assisting in irrigation activities. Duties of laborers working with animals include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching and loading animals as well as cleaning their housing areas. Workers may also maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations or insecticides as appropriate. Included are workers who shear wool from sheep and collect eggs in hatcheries.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Abuse/Violence Support ServicesProvides outreach, education, and advocacy to farmworker women who are victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Dating Violence. Also works to enhance improve access to services for farmworker victims who face numerous obstacles when accessing currently available services and resources, shelter and non-shelter services alike for domestic violence issues.UlsterDOMESTIC VIOLENCEWORKER JUSTICE CENTER OF NEW YORK
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesAssist federal agencies with the investigation of cases and the development of strategies/protocols which have shaped the approach of government in dealing with human trafficking in agriculture in New York.UlsterHUMAN TRAFFICKINGWORKER JUSTICE CENTER OF NEW YORK
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesAdvocate at the local, state, and federal levels to improve standards for low-wage workers—including efforts to increase wage rates, provide equal access to identification for immigrant residents, and advocate for the rights of workers in specific industries that lack adequate protections.UlsterWORKER ADVOCACYWORKER JUSTICE CENTER OF NEW YORK
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides training programs that educate workers and employers in industries with high injury and fatality rates, low literacy, young, limited English proficiency and otherwise vulnerable workers, and small business employers. Also provides outreach and education on pesticide issues to farmworkers and to agencies that work with farmworkers about occupational chemical exposure and the standards that protect workers in the workplace.UlsterWORKPLACE SAFETYWORKER JUSTICE CENTER OF NEW YORK
    Agricultural ServicesA program which links local farmers with local school food service administrators to provide healthy, fresh local food to school age children.EssexFARM-TO-SCHOOLCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ESSEX COUNTY

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