Benton-Franklin Community Health Needs Assessment: Agricultural Workers. Heather Harding, Jennifer Vidmar , & Sharon Edgar Washington State University College of Nursing March 22, 2012. Characteristics and Statistics. 78% were foreign born 79% of migrant/seasonal workers were male
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Heather Harding, Jennifer Vidmar, & Sharon Edgar
Washington State University
College of Nursing
March 22, 2012
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (2009b). Migrant and seasonal farmworker demographics. Retrieved February 2, 2012 from http://www.ncfh.org/?pid=5.
Larsen, Alice C. 2000. Migrant and seasonal farmworker enumeration profiles study Washington. Retrieved Feb 18, 2012 from: http://www.ncfh.org/enumeration/PDF11%20Washington.pdf
From the Wagner-Peyser Agricultural Outreach Plan by the Employment Security Department
*More information is needed about the resources available to local agricultural workers
“Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers are essential for a large part of Washington agricultural production …Legal and language barriers, lack of steady work, poor housing conditions for too many, low literacy, health care risks and the lack of payroll benefits in the industry all contribute to a need for MSFW organizations…For all service providers, an ongoing challenge is to adequately enumerate the service population of MSFWs.”
From the Wagner-Peyser Agricultural Outreach Plan by the Employment Security Department of WA State