Ag officials will revamp migrant worker policy

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has agreed to help migrant workers with limited English language skills understand rights and protections.

The deal is part of a larger agreement reached in December with the Environmental Protection Agency that arose after some workers said they could not communicate about repeated exposure to pesticides.

The EPA investigated after receiving a complaint from the group Southern Migrant Legal Services.

EPA's Office of Civil Rights then launched a broader examination of the state agency's policy on communication with migrant workers.