Farmworkers in a field

Farmworkers are now deemed essential. But are they protected?


An estimated 2.5 million farmworkers across the United States are now deemed essential workers — exempt from shelter-in-place restrictions to keep the country’s food supply flowing. Yet at a time when social distancing and careful sanitizing are necessary safeguards against exposure to the coronavirus, little has been done to protect farmworkers.

Workers wash and dry chopped lettuce at a Taylor Farms processing plant in Salinas, California on September 10, 2019. In recent years, the company has started incorporating automation in its facility.

How immigrant workers are preparing for automation in agriculture

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Jose and Oscar

Their parents work the farms as migrant labor. What are their kids’ lives like?


Pesticides Influence on IQ

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Recycling to reduce pesticide use