Emails obtained by Facing South reveal that as workers and community advocates begged for the closure of poultry plants, government and company officials worked closely to present a united front — and keep them open.
Farmers, activists and city planners nationwide are pivoting in light of the pandemic’s impact on food access. In Mississippi, that also means restoring a fraught connection with land.
The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw have long practiced self-isolation and sustainable food production.
‘They didn’t tell us anything’: North Carolina poultry plant workers say Butterball isn’t protecting them from COVID-19
As the virus spreads through meatpacking plants across the U.S., immigrant communities struggle to get answers from the company or state about cases at a Mount Olive facility.
The Longs are multigenerational Indigenous farmers in the South. Like most farmers, they need on-the-ground support from extension agents.