Tractors converge on Albany

Farmers are rallying in the state capital to oppose a farmworkers' labor bill, the subject of a hearing in the Legislature today.

The North Fork Vue, a Long Island online newspaper, recently published an in-depth piece on the controversy over the bill.

Opponents point to agriculture as a unique industry that inherently requires long hours at certain times of the year and in some instances parts of the week. “You can't tell a cow to take a day off," deadpanned Gergela.

Here's a statement by the New York Farm Bureau on today's rally and the farmers' demands.