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Farming news and analysis from The Nation
January 12, 2021
Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight.
In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.
October 27, 2020
Want to Win Rural Voters? Fight Big Ag.
Too many Democrats are missing on an issue fundamental to farmers: the consolidation of the agriculture sector.
October 13, 2020
In California’s Agricultural Heartland, a Mayor Is Running on Compassion
Maria Orozco, the mayor of a small farming town, is fighting to protect her constituents, regardless of immigration status.
September 25, 2020
Can Kentucky Slip the Industry Ties That Prevent Change?
Mitch McConnell’s state is at a climate crossroads—and it’s energizing young people to act.
September 14, 2020
The Immokalee Way: Protecting Farmworkers Amid a Pandemic
While some companies do everything to escape accountability, the Fair Food Program proves there’s an alternative.
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July 24, 2020
How Covid-19 Is Changing the Way We Work
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep and unexamined assumptions about the nature and value of work in the United States.
May 20, 2020
The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains
Scenes from a pandemic: 8
Jennifer C. Berkshire
April 27, 2020
Without Farmworkers You Wouldn’t Eat
But stimulus packages aren’t providing the necessary support for them to do their jobs safely.
April 22, 2020
‘We Were Asking Ourselves, How Can We Support Black Farmers?’
Scenes from a pandemic: 4
February 18, 2020
Rural America Doesn’t Have to Starve to Death
A predatory and extractive financial sector has hollowed out communities across the US.