Friday, May 16, 2008

Feds and State Watching Watermelon Fields?

LABELLE, FL. -- Sources say ongoing inspections are underway by Federal agencies looking at the operations of watermelon growers, looking for farm and worker violations.

Agencies allegedly involved in the site inspections include the Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Local agencies are recommending farm operators have their labor posters, toilets, pesticide and safety records for OHSA and the Department of Labor in order and up to date.

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