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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 07, 2013

Despite Barriers, Farm Worker Breaks Silence About Rape Case

This story was produced in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting and UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting program. This is part two of a two-part report about sexual assault of agricultural workers in the U.S.

By Sasha Khokha

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(Duration: 6:00)

Guadalupe Chavez moved to a trailer home in Oregon after her sexual assault case went to trial in California.

It started with a missing paycheck.

In 2006, Guadalupe Chavez, a farm worker in California's Central Valley, was supposed to earn $245 for a week of picking pomegranates. It was money the widowed mother of two needed urgently to pay her bills. When she went to track down the check, a supervisor she'd never met before told her someone had it out in the fields. He said to follow him there in her car.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 05, 2013

Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse

This story was produced in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting and UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting program. This is part one of a two-part report about sexual assault of agricultural workers in the U.S.

By Sasha Khokha

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(Duration: 6:02)

Maricruz Ladino

Even though it's a warm day in California's Salinas Valley, Maricruz Ladino looks like she's going ice fishing.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 28, 2013

Pantries, Shelters Feeling Pinch Of Food Stamp Cut

By Amanda Vinicky

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Food pantries and homeless shelters say they are beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Friday, Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked in during the recession expires this week. 

Categories: Agriculture, Food, Health



Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - October 21, 2013

Ranchers Wonder If U.S. Sheep Industry Has Bottomed Out

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Luke Runyon

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(Duration: 3:57)

sheep

Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has plummeted by one half. The sheep industry has actually been declining since the late 1940s, when it hit its peak.

Categories: Agriculture, Animals, Business
Tags: sheep



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