© 2024 KOSU
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

How extreme heat affects farmworkers

Farmworkers are particularly vulnerable to the extreme heat that’s affected so many areas of the country including the Midwest. But the push for a federal heat protection policy is slow.

Eva Tesfaye of Harvest Public Media reports.

Monica Cordero of Investigate Midwest, a collaboration between Harvest Public Media, Investigate Midwest and the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, contributed this story.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KOSU is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.