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Corporate money keeps university ag schools ‘relevant,’ and makes them targets of donor criticism

Large donors can put universities in potentially awkward positions when faculty conclusions conflict with the interests of those benefactors. Data collected by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest shows corporations have given at least $170 million to ag colleges in the past decade.

November 15, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/11/15/corporate-money-keeps-university-ag-schools-relevant-and-makes-them-targets-of-donor-criticism/

For farmland conservation, it comes down to who owns it

TOLONO — Lin Warfel puts farmland owners in central Illinois into two categories: Those with a deep connection and desire to preserve their land, and those obsessed with short-term money. The 80-year-old still owns the land that’s been in his family since his great-grandfather arrived in Champaign County in the 1800’s. After farming it for decades, he now rents the corn and soybean operation to his neighbors down the road.

June 8, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/06/08/for-farmland-conservation-it-comes-down-to-who-owns-it/

‘Either I Risk It All Or Nothing At All’: Migrant Workers’ Need To Work Outweighs COVID-19 Concerns

Since June, there have been 21 COVID-19 cases linked to the hotel where an entire crew of migrant workers are living, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, which tracks COVID-19 cases across Champaign County. The hotel is tied for third largest outbreak in the county, based on internal statewide public health data from July through September obtained by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

October 12, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/10/12/either-i-risk-it-all-or-nothing-at-all-migrant-workers-need-to-work-outweighs-covid-19-concerns/

Lawsuit Alleges Farmworkers Sickened After Pesticide Exposure

In late July 2019, a group of migrant farmworkers from south Texas was working in a cornfield in DeWitt County, Ill., when suddenly a crop duster flew overhead, spraying them with pesticides. Panicked, the crew, which included teenagers and a pregnant woman, ran off the field with clothes doused in pesticides. Their eyes and throats burned and some had trouble breathing.

December 10, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/12/10/lawsuit-alleges-farmworkers-sickened-after-pesticide-exposure/