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American Agriculture’s Reliance on Foreign Workers Surges

The number of positions filled by H-2A temporary workers has continued to increase year over... (more)

Shea Swenson
The Meatpacking Industry Drafted Trump’s 2020 Order to Keep Plants Open At...

A new report includes emails showing that Tyson Foods authored a version of President Trump’s... (more)

Madison McVan
May 13, 2022
Vineyards Grapple With How to Best Keep Their Workers Safe

As the West learns to live with the constant threat of extreme heat and wildfire,... (more)

Elisabeth Sherman
May 2, 2022
How Would a Potential Dockworkers’ Strike Affect Agriculture?

There’s turmoil at two of the busiest ports in the country.

Dan Nosowitz
April 5, 2022
Industry Report Shows Nearly One-Third of All American Jobs Tied to Food...

The annual Feeding the Economy report highlights the vital role of the industry.

Emily Baron Cadloff
March 22, 2022
Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

The state’s 86,000 agricultural workers, many of them migrant workers, will soon be entitled to... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 10, 2022
Maine Governor Denies Farmworkers the Right to Unionize

The reasoning? She feared it would discourage the growth of farms.

Dan Nosowitz
January 13, 2022
H-2A Farmworkers Will See Wage Increases This Year

In 2020, the Trump administration froze wages for foreign farmworkers. Last month, a lawsuit overturned... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 4, 2022
This Year in Food and Farming

A recap of 2021, a year filled with equal parts hope and disappointment.

Dan Nosowitz
December 23, 2021
Facing Labor Shortage, Tyson to Ramp Up Automation in Processing Plants

The company hopes to “reduce labor costs” (aka cut jobs).

Dan Nosowitz
December 16, 2021
Biden Administration Returns to Trump-Era Theme: Increase Meat Processing Line Speeds

Many organizations note this could result in higher risk of injury to workers.

Dan Nosowitz
December 7, 2021