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Turning Farm Workers into Farm Owners

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Salvadoran immigrant Domitila Martinez sometimes recruits friends to help with special farming projects at ALBA, such as transplanting strawberry plants. Source: www.albafarmers.org

It’s well known that the people picking food all across the US are predominantly low-paid Latino migrant workers. It’s ironic that the workers caring for and picking our food, have the least say about how the farms themselves are run. But a non-profit organization in Central California is working to change that, with a dynamic program that turns farm workers into farm operators and owners. Making Contact’s Andrew Stelzer reports.

Special thanks to Tena Rubio who helped produce this piece.

Author: Radio Project

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