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:

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.

Latino Farmers Breaking Barriers in Midwest

PRI’s “The World” reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports on a new U.S. government project is supporting immigrant farmers.

Here's What the Super Bowl Farmer Ad Left Out

There is growing ethnic and racial diversity among farm operators nationwide, and the percentage of women operators is up.