Farm Workers at Work: Root Crops, Cotton, Hay

Industrial Agriculture: Machines Take Over   In 1958, when Harvey Richards photographed farm workers in California’s central valley, California agriculture was undergoing a transformation from hand to machine work in many crops. ┬áNot all crops, but certainly root crops and … Continue reading

Seeds and Mechanized Planting

Mechanized Planting: From Tending the Land to Tending Machines Before Monsanto’s patented, genetically modified seeds came into existence in the 1990’s and established legal barriers to prevent farmers from gathering seeds from their crops for planting next year, seed harvesting … Continue reading