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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
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
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