Farmers

Chinese Farmers Battle for Wages Amid Glamour of Silicon Valley

When most people think about Silicon Valley, they don’t think about farmers. Agricultural work seems almost like the antithesis of the Googles and Apples of the world. But a new piece published by Hyphen Magazine exposes the hardships faced by Chinese laborers in and around the world’s biggest tech hub. Li Lovett writes at New America Media, in partnership with Hyphen: > Of the roughly 130 Asian growers documented in this county, the majority are Chinese, and most of the Chinese growers here own land in or on the fringes of urban zones.

The New and Improved 'God Made a Farmer' Ads

“We saw Dodge’s ‘God Made A Farmer’ ad and we thought it didn’t reflect the whole picture. So we gave it a bit of a fix,” reads the description for the video uploaded to the Brave New Foundation’s YouTube channel.

The video first appeared on BNF’s Cuéntame Facebook page where they pointed out that around 70 percent of U.S. agricultural farmworkers were born in Mexico.