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Baltazar Arvizu, 50, says that in his more than 30 years working as a migrant farmworker throughout the United States, he has lived in housing camps that were like “barns for animals.”
Baltazar Arvizu, 50, says that in his more than 30 years working as a migrant farmworker throughout the United States, he has lived in housing camps that were like “barns for animals.”

Still Harvesting Shame

An investigation by In These Times and The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting reveals how today’s migrant farmworkers are still living in deplorable housing reminiscent of “Harvest of Shame.”

A combine picks corn with wind turbines in the background as harvest continues just north of Mansfield, Illinois, on Oct. 9, 2013.

U.S. lodges 23rd trade violations complaint against China

The United States filed a complaint Tuesday against China for violating World Trade Organization commitments by excessively subsidizing its corn, wheat and rice production — hampering the global sale of American commodities in the process.