Farmer-Labor Podcast explores power in the farm economy
14 Apr 2021
Wisconsin Farmers Union has launched a new resource for anyone seeking to learn more about how farming and labor intersect. The Farmer-Labor Podcast is an educational, documentary-style series that explores power in the farm economy: how farmers build it, how workers build it, and why they need to continue to work together.
Farm-labor alliances in the United States date back to the 1870s, but the movement’s flaws help explain why unions and farmers are both clawing back in the 21st century. This eight-part series, hosted by Charlie Mitchell, makes the case for farmers to embrace solidarity across the economy, drawing on history and voices from Farmers Union, Wisconsin, and beyond. Episodes range from 20-40 minutes in length.