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Farming news and analysis from The Nation
March 17, 2015
Immigrant Workers Are Being Deported for Getting Injured on the Job
A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.
November 3, 2014
Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?
Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.
May 2, 2014
Why Is This Farm Using Guest Workers as Strike Breakers?
By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.
March 11, 2014
The Pesticide Industry vs. Consumers: Not a Fair Fight
By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.
January 27, 2014
The Farmer Who Took on Corporate Globalization
Among the first challengers of the “free trade” fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.
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July 17, 2013
Dust Bowl Blues
A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.
July 16, 2012
Whose Side Is the American Farm Bureau On?
The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.
Ian T. Shearn
March 30, 2011
Joel Salatin: Breaking Free From Factory Farms
Joel Salatin outlines the key issues America faces as its citizens increasingly rely on concentrated animal feeding operations that require cheap energy in order to operate profitably.
On The Earth Productions
November 2, 2000
The Last Farm Crisis
In the final triumph of free-market capitalism, farmers will become serfs.