Farm Workers

#metoo

#MeToo Is Creating a 'Ripple Effect' for Domestic and Farm Workers

Two leading organizers against harassment in domestic and farm work discuss harnessing the power of #MeToo to help give women the courage to fight for each other.
June Barrett
Mily Treviño-Sauceda
5.2.18
LEGAL WEED

California’s legal weed farms are replacing trimmigrants with immigrants

Rising tensions highlight the problems with the agriculture industry’s reliance on a mostly undocumented workforce.
Keegan Hamilton
4.19.18
migrant workers

This Museum Exhibit Depicts the History of Latinx Farmworkers

The unveiling of 'Estamos Aquí' has been a catalyst for curiosity about the Latino community in Northeast Wisconsin.
Esther Tseng
7.20.17
farming

What Killed These Three Vineyard Workers in California’s Central Valley?

United Farm Workers—America’s largest farm workers union—is reporting that the three farm workers who died last week on three separate vineyards in California were suffering from undue heat exposure.
Charley Lanyon
8.5.16
wine

Why We Should Honor Farm Workers as Much as Winemakers

Wineries often glorify the winemakers, but what about the farm workers? The winemaker doesn't have anything to work with if there are no grapes.
Max Gleason
4.8.16
politics

How Donald Trump's Presidency Could Seriously Threaten Our Food Supply

Illegal immigrants fill a large portion of the country’s farm labor supply—at least 50 to 70 percent. And Trump wants to deport them all.
Wyatt Marshall
3.30.16
California

How the Weed Industry Is Affecting California's Vineyards

The problem for winegrowers in California is that no one wants to pick grapes anymore. Instead, the usual migrant workers now seem to prefer being “trimmigrants.”
Alex Swerdloff
12.18.15
farming

A New California Farm Worker Bill Might Actually Be Too Good to Be True

For decades, seasonal farm workers in the fields and orchards of the West have faced hazardous working conditions. A new California bill seeks to protect ag workers' health, but might not go far enough.
Lauren Rothman
3.13.15
News

Is Obama Going to Do Anything About Dangerous Child Labor on Southern Tobacco Farms?

Short answer: Probably not.
Matt Taylor
5.14.14