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Cargill Meatpacking Plant Narrowly Averts Strike

Union workers at the High River, Alberta plant, which supplies about 40 percent of Canada’s... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
Meeting the Growing Need for Accessible Agriculture

These companies and programs specialize in modifying farming equipment to make it usable and comfortable... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
November 15, 2021
Hatch Chile Peppers Face an Uncertain Future

Growers of New Mexico’s iconic crop are wrestling with drought, water rights and labor shortages.

Wufei Yu/High Country News
October 29, 2021
COVID-19 Infections and Deaths at Meatpacking Plants Much Higher Than Previously Thought

The new estimations are nearly three times higher than previous ones.

Dan Nosowitz
October 28, 2021
The Chocolate Companies Working to Uproot Unfair Labor Practices

Small bean-to-bar producers are trying to shake up the multi-billion-dollar chocolate industry and make a... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 25, 2021
More Than 10,000 John Deere Employees Go on Strike

The company will use nonunion workers to keep operations going while union workers from 14... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 14, 2021
In New Documentary, the Realities of the American Food System Are Laid...

Fruits of Labor follows one farm worker as she works two jobs to support her... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 4, 2021
Biden Administration to Develop Heat-Related Workplace Protections

Agriculture is at the forefront of this effort.

Dan Nosowitz
September 22, 2021
Farmers Across the Midwest Struggle to Hire Domestic Employees

In Illinois, the number of foreign agricultural workers has increased more than 250 percent in... (more)

Amanda Perez Pintado
September 12, 2021
USDA Announces Aid for Farm and Food Workers

Farmworkers, meatpacking workers and grocery store employees will be reimbursed up to $600 each.

Dan Nosowitz
September 8, 2021
OSHA fines Poultry Companies $1 Million after Deaths of Six Workers

Back in January, news broke that six poultry plant workers had died in a Georgia... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 30, 2021