Protecting Migrant Farm Workers From Coronavirus

Air Date:
Heard On The Morning Show
Migrant workers harvesting squash
Migrant workers harvest green zucchini squash from rows of plants at Kirby Farms in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in 2013. Lance Cheung/ USDA photo

Migrant farm workers, who often work and live together in close quarters and have limited access to resources, are vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus. We talk with two advocates doing outreach to find out what risks migrant workers face and what is being done to protect them — and our food supply.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Netzali Pacheco Rojas Guest
  • Rod Ritcherson Guest

Related Stories