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With fire season upon us and the now annual plumes of smoke everywhere, pouring into our lungs and making us forget what summer in the Northwest used to be like, the Washington Farm Bureau is making sure that farmworkers get maximum exposure to smoke. In mid-June, the Washington Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural lobby […]
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Friends, it’s finally happened: Donald Trump has embraced populism and American workers. On the final holiday Friday of this administration, the Department of Labor issued its final rule changes for the H-2A visa program, which governs agricultural workers from foreign countries. The new rules for this program will affect the roughly 200,000 agricultural workers from […]

Death on the Farms

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On December 29, 2020

I’ve long written about working and living conditions in American agriculture. Like with everything else, COVID-19 has only exacerbated the inequality being farmworkers and consumers. The terrib

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The Sacrificed Food Workers

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On June 21, 2020
I’ve talked plenty about the impact of COVID-19 on food workers. Already some of the worst treated workers in America, no one cared about them until those conditions could affect consumers. And finally people paid attention, probably up to the precise moment that COVID is under control and not a second longer. Living conditions for […]
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