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November 30, 2018

 

When A Farm Stand Is More Than A Market

A food pantry in Bloomington Indiana hosts a seasonal farm stand where people show off and sell their homegrown goods, and build community connections in the process.

November 6, 2018

 

Immigrating To The U.S.? Get Ready For A New Gut Microbiome

Hmong immigrants began losing native bacteria in their guts soon after arriving in the U.S., a change associated with more obesity. Eating an American diet plays a role but doesn't explain everything.

July 31, 2018

 

Vet Schools Tailor Spanish Classes To Bridge Language Barrier With Farmworkers

Clear communication between veterinarians and workers not only improves animal health, but also makes the product safer for consumers.

May 11, 2018

 

Grafting Cucumbers And Pickling Radishes

What do you get when you cross a butternut squash and a burpless cucumber? You might get an early harvest.

May 1, 2018

 

Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

In the small city of Fort Morgan, Colorado, 33-year-old Verónica delicately stacks cans of food into her mini shopping cart, strolling the narrow aisles of the Rising Up food pantry to gather eggs, milk, apples and an extra-large box of cereal. “This [place] is really helpful for me,” Verónica said in Spanish. She asked not to be identified by […]

January 26, 2018

 

Labor Shortage For Farm Work And Trump’s Immigration Stance

Agriculture-based businesses across the Midwest and Great Plains that depend on immigrant labor are scrambling to keep their operations staffed.

November 10, 2017

 

On Food and Connection, Earth Eats Talks With Alton Brown

"It keeps you from dying and it connects you." Alton Brown talks about food's power to connect, and how media and technology impact that relationship.

November 8, 2017

 

Ag Businesses Want To Keep Immigrant Workers In US Legally

In spite of the tough anti-immigration talk in Washington, labor-starved dairy and feedlot owners are pushing for a guest worker program.

September 17, 2017

 

Chop Suey: Classic Chinese-American Dish With Mexican Flair

Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food, but his go-to comfort dish is a Chinese-American classic with a little Mexican thrown in.

June 28, 2017

 

Robot Farmers Preparing For Future Invasion

Amid labor shortages and rising global demand for food, companies are developing better and smarter robots to fill gaps and boost production in the field.

May 19, 2017

 

Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year.

May 6, 2017

 

Here’s What Sonny Perdue Said On Climate Change, Immigration

Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.

May 1, 2017

 

Perdue: Trump Open To Immigrant Farm Workers Staying In U.S.

Ag Secretary Perdue says he’s hired a labor lawyer to help design the program that can help keep undocumented workers here, but remove criminals.

April 24, 2017

 

Farmers’ Patience Tested As Ag Secretary Confirmation Awaits

With a declining farm economy and trade with vital global markets in disarray, Sonny Perdue confronts an agriculture industry in search of stability.

March 29, 2017

 

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help.

March 23, 2017

 

Fearful Farmers Rush To Find ‘Guest Workers’

Immigration lawyers are getting calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." Farmers worry they'll lose existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

February 23, 2017

 

Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

February 15, 2017

 

Increased Immigration Enforcement Sets Ag Industry On Edge

Undocumented immigrants make up a significant portion of the country’s agricultural workforce. A crackdown on immigrant workers could put farms at-risk.

February 10, 2017

 

“The Immigrant Kitchen” Is Open To All

Author Vivian Halloran analyzed food memoirs for her book "Immigrant Kitchen." She tells her immigration story and unpacks the complicated idea of authenticity.

February 9, 2017

 

Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand

From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants.

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