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California Farms and Farmworkers Attempt to Recover From Record Floods

For Manuel, an orchard worker in California, this should normally be a busy time of... (more)

Naoki Nitta
A New Egg Co-operative Has Hatched in the Western U.S.

It doesn’t always pay to be an egg farmer—just ask Cliff Lillywhite.  The owner and... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 17, 2023
This Earn-While-You-Learn Model is Transforming a Colorado Food Desert

Denver’s Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods have been designated food deserts, barren of grocery stores and... (more)

Carrie Honaker
December 30, 2022
Is There Such Thing as Good Meat?

As the climate crisis intensifies, many have been quick to blame raising animals and overall... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
December 6, 2022
For Young Farmers, Land Access Will Make or Break the 2023 Farm...

The average age of American farmers is roughly 58 years old, and it has been... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
November 21, 2022
The Winery Garden That Feeds Migrant Vineyard Workers

At Somerston Estate in Napa Valley, a half-acre plot is devoted to growing fruits and... (more)

Shelby Vittek
September 5, 2022
This Bill Could Help Alleviate Agriculture’s Labor Shortage

States and agricultural associations are calling on the US Senate to pass the Farm Workforce... (more)

Shea Swenson
September 4, 2022
California Farmworkers Embark on 335-Mile March for Voting Rights

The United Farm Workers union set out for a 24-day march from Delano to Sacramento,... (more)

Shea Swenson
August 3, 2022
The CEO Who Wants Us to Care More About the Humanity Behind...

After learning about how her own company sourced ingredients, Soupergirl founder Sara Polon realized it... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 23, 2022
In New Book, Relationship Between US Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers Laid...

In Milked, journalist Ruth Conniff explores how American reliance on Mexican labor has bonded two... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 12, 2022
Meet the Farmer Pushing for a Guaranteed Basic Income for Agricultural Workers

As California’s water crisis worsens, farmer and activist Mai Nguyen is calling on the state... (more)

Alexandra Jones
June 7, 2022