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Trump to Order Meat Processing Plants to Stay Open

President Donald Trump has decided to compel meat processing plants to stay open, despite concerns... (more)

Alex Robinson
April 28, 2020
Meatpacking Plants Appear to Be Hotbeds for COVID-19 Outbreaks

Meat processing facilities are emerging as one of the largest and most concerning hotspots of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 24, 2020
Union Negotiates With JBS to Get Protections For Plant Workers

Workers at meatpacking and processing plants are rapidly finding themselves in COVID-19 hotspots. These workers... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 22, 2020
The Trump Administration Reportedly Wants to Cut Farmworker Wages

Certain workers, like grocery store clerks, were never before given much in the way of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 15, 2020
Trump Administration Takes Steps to Get Farmworkers into the Country

Figuring out how to get enough workers to keep the American agriculture industry going has... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 31, 2020
USDA Looks to Fill Labor Shortage With H-2A Workers Already Here

The American agricultural system depends on farmworker labor from outside the country. But in the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 20, 2020
Farmers Brace as State Department Pauses Visa Applications for Mexican Workers

American farmers who depend on seasonal workers are scrambling after the State Department halted new... (more)

Alex Robinson
March 18, 2020
For Mexican Farmworkers, H2A Jobs Come with a Social Cost

Gael gets a little nervous when asked if he could discuss his seven years as... (more)

Sierra Dickey
February 17, 2020
Agriculture Immigration Law Passes House, Despite Opposition From Conservative Groups

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This piece of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 13, 2019