Slave Conditions Then And Now In Farm Industry


On this historic day, we feel compelled to share a piece we did a few years ago about the conditions of workers in the farm industry.

We were hopeful things had changed over the years in the living conditions and treatment of farm workers. A friend of ours made us aware of a book called Tomatoland, by Barry Estabrook.

Our award-winning interview with him tells the grim story of what has not changed: LISTEN

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a writer for over 10 years, and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 300 episodes of radio which air each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the The Dougherty Report website on Twitter at Dougherty Report and on Facebook.