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Maine Governor Denies Farmworkers the Right to Unionize

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

Dan Nosowitz
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
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
December 6, 2021
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