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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
How the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Is Affecting Farmworkers

One man is dead, and there are concerns that others could become seriously injured if... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 1, 2021
No Union Recruiting on California Farms, US Supreme Court Decides

The US Supreme Court ruled today that a California regulation allowing union organizers onto farms... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 23, 2021
US Supreme Court Throws Out Slavery Case Against Nestlé, Cargill

Are US corporations liable for human rights violations in partner companies if they happen overseas? ... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 17, 2021
Colorado Set to Expand Rights for Farmworkers

Farmworkers, despite working in one of the most grueling jobs in the country, have long... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 15, 2021
Remembering the Food Workers We’ve Lost to COVID-19 Part 4

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an incalculable toll on the food industry workers of America,... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 14, 2021
How Much Did Meatpacking Plants Spread COVID-19?

During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, it was major cities that felt the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 10, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Case on Allowing Union Organizers Access to Farmworkers

The Supreme Court of the United States this week heard arguments on behalf of a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 24, 2021