A report by Global Migration Center Affiliate Philip Martin was recently featured in a KQED Article noting the challenges farms and farm workers face in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
An excerpt from the article:
"California’s farm belt pumps out more than a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts every year. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers who manage the state’s orchards, packing sheds and fields of row crops are faced with a dilemma: continue operating and hope that workers don’t get sick or shutter their doors, forcing workers to file for unemployment and putting the country’s food supply at risk."
Read the article here: