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Farming is essential during the pandemic, but a far cry from business as usual

Though farming and food production are essential businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown, restrictions aimed at curtailing the virus’s spread upended the food economy. 

By Rachel McDevitt

Tight housing conditions, lack of health care put migrant workers on Pa. farms at high risk for the coronavirus

Advocates say requirements with enforcement and penalties, not recommendations without teeth, are needed to keep these workers safe.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Family farm life can turn deadly for kids, with 11 killed in just one Pa. county over five years

On small farms, home life often overlaps with one of the most dangerous workplaces.
By David Wenner/PennLive