Viva Farms is a "farm incubator" in Washington's Skagit Valley that helps aspiring cash-poor farmers like Nelida Martinez start and successfully operate their own businesses.
by Jennifer Langston,
Nov 28, 2011
Rebecca Clarren talks to migrant farmworker women about a
threat they face every day in the fields: sexual harassment and
assault by coworkers and bosses.
by Rebecca Clarren,
Apr 14, 2008
Seventy years after the publication of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, migrant workers still roam the West, eking out a tough living in its orchards and farm fields.
by David Frey ,
Apr 24, 2009
Jimmy Santiago Baca's novel A Glass of Water compassionately describes the lives of Mexican immigrants.
by Don Waters,
Sep 13, 2009
In Delta County, Colorado, a pilot program sent prisoners to work on three farms during the summer of 2008.
by Marty Durlin, Andrea Appleton, Jay Canode and Emily Steinmetz,
Oct 10, 2008
The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., is honoring the Nobel Prize-winning author by helping at-risk youth in the community he wrote about.
by Taylor Wiles,
May 01, 2012
California farmworkers fight for stricter regulations on
hand weeding, only to find themselves at odds with organic
by Lissa James,
May 02, 2005
Gale Norton blasts environmentalists; California
farmworkers sprayed with pesticides; ranchers have to keep paying
by Laura Paskus,
Jun 13, 2005
In Yakima County, Wash., the California-based labor
contractor Global Horizons is stirring up controversy among local
Latino farmworkers by bringing in hundreds of guest workers from
Thailand to pick fruit
by Tony Barboza,
Sep 19, 2005
New Mexico’s traditional chile industry faces hot
competition from global producers
by Laura Paskus,
Jun 25, 2007