California Farm Worker Videos on Amazon Prime

Braceros, industrial Agriculture, Union Organizing, 1959-1966 Harvey Richards’ California Farm Worker videos were made as he roamed the central valleys of California with still and motion picture cameras documenting the conditions of farm workers, the expansion of industrial agriculture and … Continue reading

Farm Workers at Work: Root Crops, Cotton, Hay

Industrial Agriculture: Machines Take Over California Farm Workers at Work In 1958, when Harvey Richards photographed farm workers at work in California’s central valley, California agriculture was undergoing a transformation from hand to machine work in many crops.  Not all … 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