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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
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
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
May 26, 2022
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