Resource Pointer #147
October 28, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Strawberries: The Fruit of Injustice, 1997.* (Video).
United Farm Workers (UFW). Provides brief history of
UFW, and documents organizing campaign among U.S.
strawberry workers. Describes strawberry farm worker
conditions and outlines demands of UFW's strawberry
campaign. Includes footage of pesticide injuries, field
work and organizing efforts. 13 minutes. Free (US$5
donation requested). UFW Public Action, 1188 Franklin
St., Suite 204, San Francisco, CA 94109; phone (415)
674-1884; fax (415) 674-1922; http://www.ufw.org.
*Strawberry Fields: Politics, Class and Work in
California Agriculture, 1996.* Miriam Wells. Examines
social, political and economic changes throughout
history of California strawberry industry, focusing on
recent developments in capital/labor relationships.
Using methods of social anthropology, analyzes
strawberry industry in terms of class relations,
politics of farm labor market, local organization of
production and worker struggles. 338 pp. US$19.95.
Cornell University Press, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY
14851; phone (607) 277-2211; fax (607) 277-6292.
*Public Meetings Regarding Environmental Information,
October-December 1997.* U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). EPA will hold public meetings to solicit
information about how stakeholders access and use
environmental information. Each meeting will be aimed at
a particular topic, including public health,
agriculture, air quality and academic research. For
information about dates and locations of meetings,
contact Lisa M. Hunter, Center for Environmental
Information and Statistics (MC: 2164), Office of Policy,
Planning and Evaluation, U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20460; phone (202) 260-4744; email
*Reorganizing U.S. Agriculture: The Rise of Industrial
Agriculture and Direct Marketing, 1997.* Rick Welsh.
Examines rise of corporate agriculture and associated
shift in production decisions to off-farm firms, and
argues that farmers' markets and community supported
agriculture (CSA) programs are part of a social movement
to maintain farm-level control over production
decisions. Discusses changes in some state laws meant to
prevent corporations from controlling agriculture, and
provides sales and production data about farmers'
markets and CSAs. 44 pp. US$6. Henry A. Wallace
Institute for Alternative Agriculture, 9200 Edmonston
Rd, Suite 117, Greenbelt, MD 20770; phone (301) 441-
8777; fax (301) 220-0164; email email@example.com;
*Making the Most of Freedom to Farm: Innovative Uses of
Flexible Planting Rules and Conservation Programs,
1997.* Land Stewardship Project. Provides information
about U.S. federal farm programs and how farmers can use
them to adopt new agriculture practices. Presents
overview of farmers who have found ways under 1996 Farm
Bill to implement practices that were difficult to adopt
under old system of commodity payments, including crop
rotations, integrated crop management and innovative
livestock management systems. Includes information about
pertinent publications and organizations. 40 pp. US$4.
Land Stewardship Project, 2200 4th St., White Bear Lake,
MN 55110; phone (612) 653-0618;
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