POLITICO Dispatch

A coronavirus disaster for farmworkers

Episode Notes

Crammed living quarters. No time off. A lack of protective gear. Advocates warned at the start of the pandemic that farms were ripe for outbreaks. POLITICO’s Ximena Bustillo explains how decades of workplace issues created the “perfect storm” for a coronavirus disaster among farmworkers. Plus, McConnell eyes a vote on a narrow coronavirus relief bill. And Trump expands a ban on offshore drilling.

Ximena Bustillo is an agriculture and trade policy intern for POLITICO.
Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch.
Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.

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