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Pulitzer Center Update April 2, 2021

Webinar On-Demand: COVID-19 and the Meatpacking Industry

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A reporting project exploring the systematic abuses of agriculture workers in the food industry in...

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On March 24, 2021, the Pulitzer Center hosted a discussion about COVID-19's effects on agriculture workers. The conversation, moderated by Pulitzer Center Outreach Coordinator Holly Piepenburg, was with reporters Kyle Bagenstose, Sky Chadde, and Rachel Axon from the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and the USA TODAY Network. Food historian Roger Horowitz and League of United Latin American Citizens National President Domingo Garcia also joined.

Bagenstose, Chadde, and Axon’s Pulitzer Center-supported project, COVID-19, Agriculture Workers and Our Food System, examines COVID-19's impact on underpaid and exploited agricultural workers, particularly those in the meatpacking industry and the migrant workers in the fields.


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