Immigration and agriculture

Diana Prichard, who runs the Righteous Bacon blog, alerted me to a project she's working on to create a documentary highlighting the important relationship between immigration and agriculture. 

Immigration Feeds America

77% of farmworkers in the U.S. are immigrants. Loss of even half of foreign born dairy workers alone would result in an estimated 33% increase in milk prices—and immigrants are not only working in dairy. They grow our nation’s fruit and vegetables; raise our poultry, pork, beef and lamb; shepherd flocks of sheep that produce our wool; and produce the trees, shrubs and flowers that grace our front lawns.

But you won’t hear about these contributions on the campaign trail, and most media portrays them as helpless and voiceless. Farmworker, a debut documentary and companion publication by award-winning journalist Diana Prichard is working to change that—but we need your help.

Learn more and donate here.