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The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, through support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and The Poynter Institute, is seeking applications for an all-expense paid workshop covering the U.S. visa system. Deadline to apply is March 22 (apply online).

Reporter’s guide: basic agribusiness research tools

Covering agribusiness can be difficult for reporters. Dozens of agencies and offices have their hands in agricultural affairs, and covering the industry often means also reporting on complex topics associated with climatology, economics and geology. Here are some resources to help reporters research agribusiness.

Reporter’s guide: investigating meat, poultry and eggs

Multiple federal and state agencies have roles in the regulation of our food system. When a problem occurs, producers, consumers and even members of the media can have a hard time figuring out which agency to turn to for answers. While each specific case can have its nuances, here is a general guideline for the oversight process of domestic production and distribution of chicken and meat.