From bleeding sunsets in Texas to golden wheatfields in Oklahoma to the rolling plains of western Nebraska, Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s new book documents every stop in the wheat harvesters’ odyssey with striking lyricism and intricate detail.
In “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis called drinkable water a human right. But as Nathan Beacom writes, our methods of farming and raising livestock are degrading our soil and polluting our waterways.
Mindful of how migrant farmworkers are often exploited, the Italian government has granted temporary residency to those agricultural workers who do not have proper documentation.
The bishops' statement said that "conditions of their immigration visas can make them unwilling or unable to speak out about a need for protection due to the threat of losing their job."
The production of chocolate still depends on millions of child laborers in Africa, writes Christie Klimas. Fortunately, both popular and premium brands are moving toward justice for cocoa farmers.