Social Justice


In 1999, The Baltimore Sun ran a three-part series on the poultry industry and the farmers caught up in the abusive contracts and paralyzing debt that have since become all too common in contract poultry production. The series began with “The Plucking of the American Chicken Farmer,” which detailed the ruination of poultry farmers and pinpointed how some major companies were even cheating their growers. Collectively, the series presented 10 months of investigative work conducted by reporters Dan Fesperman and Kate Shatzkin.

#TBT: Revisiting “The Plucking of the American Chicken Farmer” — 15 Years Later









organic crop insurance press release
In this pervasive global system, the effects of our food choices are hidden, and we are unable to see our impacts as consumers and citizens. We are, though, in a movement to liberate food and agriculture from the control of impersonal economic forces, misguided policy, and corporate domination.

[Guest Post] At What Cost? Food Hubs, Walmart, and Local Food



Current policies offer little to protect growers against abusive contracts. Tell your senators to support amendments that protect livestock and poultry producers from unfair and deceptive contracting practices.

Protect livestock and poultry producers from unfair contracts