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  • A literary organization tackles California gang violence

    A literary organization tackles California gang violence

    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.

  • Abandonment

    Small Mexican farming towns such as Francisco Villa in Sonora are emptied of their young men when the lack of good-paying local jobs sends them north of the border

  • Aspiring farmers find creative ways to succeed

    Aspiring farmers find creative ways to succeed

    Sarahlee Lawrence and Amy Ridout are part of a wave of young farmers determined to remake the American food system.

  • Backbreaking work props up 'sustainable' crops

    California farmworkers fight for stricter regulations on hand weeding, only to find themselves at odds with organic farmers.

  • Bordering on injustice

    Bordering on injustice

    Jimmy Santiago Baca's novel A Glass of Water compassionately describes the lives of Mexican immigrants.

  • Farm incubators help would-be farmers succeed on their own

    Farm incubators help would-be farmers succeed on their own

    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.

  • Fear in the Valley

    Following a high-profile raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, undocumented farmworkers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley live in fear

  • Follow-up

    Gale Norton blasts environmentalists; California farmworkers sprayed with pesticides; ranchers have to keep paying beef checkoffs

  • Guest farmworkers get a new deal

    The United Farm Workers has signed a contract with agricultural labor-supply company Global Horizons protecting the rights of guest farmworkers

  • Hope

    After 16 years of living in the shadows in Pasco, Wash., Wendy and Erendira Santana finally win legal residency

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