A new project for both farmworker and workforce housing will be the first of its kind in Woodburn, Oregon.
In California, farmworker families must leave state-run migrant camps at the end of the growing season and move more than 50 miles away.
California regulators plan to override a federal ruling that relaxes wetlands development—a move that would be even more protective of the environment than rules imposed during the Obama presidency.
Just over the Santa Cruz Mountains, the South Coast stretching along Highway 1 remains the least densely populated segment of the Bay Area. Nicknamed “the Slowcoast” by locals, the area is home to fewer than 3,000 people.
While Californians are fond of locally grown produce, communities around the state are increasingly filing lawsuits to keep farmworkers from living near the fields where they work.