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Factory Workers And Farm Workers Should Be Working Together

Meat packers make 29% less than the average manufacturing wage, while laboring in one of the most dangerous forms of industry. Most labor advocates would agree that low wages and poor working conditions couple to make meat processing among the … Continue reading

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The Midterm Elections Aren’t Bad News For The 2012 Farm Bill

Last Summer, I was feeling pretty optimistic about opportunities for change within the upcoming 2012 Farm Bill. Already, hearings by the House Agriculture Committee had indicated that this Bill might be characterized by greater citizen involvement (meaning that lobbies were … Continue reading

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Civil Rights at the USDA

The Department of Agriculture has a troubled history in terms Civil Rights. For decades, officials ignored complaints about institutionalized discrimination, and many still refer to the department as “the last plantation”. These issues are deeply entrenched in the operations of … Continue reading

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