The United States Supreme Court tips balance between CA farm workers’ rights to organize and private property.

On June 23rd, the United States Supreme Court shifted the balance of power between those organizing farm workers and those asserting private property rights.

Northwestern states adopt emergency rules to protect workers from heat-related injuries

Heat is no joke for those who work outside, and this summer’s heat wave has made it not just uncomfortable but downright dangerous. As estimated 119 people in…

Colorado passes Farmworker Bill of Rights

At the end of June, Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, signed into law Senate Bill 87, knows as the Farmworker Bill of Rights. In a country where around 83%

Backyard Farm pays out $337,000 of back wages

Can you imagine if you suddenly had to come up with $337,000 to pay back wages and fines? This is what one farm in Maine is facing. Although we aren’t privy to…

BIPOC farmers loan forgiveness program sits stalled in litigation

In March, Congress unveiled its American Rescue Plan Act, and along with many COVID-related relief programs was a promise to help redress America’s sordid…

Gleaning an Understanding of Employment Law and Food Security

With the growing season underway and food insecurity still high, many organizations and farms are looking at gleaning opportunities this summer.

The Cost of Wildfires… and Insurance… to California Farmers

Farmers in California are having a hard time getting fire insurance for their farm structures and equipment. Insurance companies are dropping coverage on…

Reckoning with Discrimination on the Farm through Overhauling Overtime Laws

On May 11th, Washington state got a new overtime law. It followed a windy, twisty path to the governor’s desk. The story started with a court case about dairy…

Food Freedom Unleashed in Montana

On April 30th, Montana’s governor signed a bill into law that makes Montana one of the easiest states in which to sell a wide range of direct-to-consumer local…

CFAP 2 is back!

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct payments to farmers who have been affected by the pandemic. It was mainly geared to commodity-based…