News Brief

Farmworker Data Informing COVID-19 Policies and Decision Making

April 14, 2020

Data from the National Agriculture Workers Survey (NAWS), a federal survey JBS conducts of more than 65,000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers, are being used by journalists and policy experts as part of the conversation about the role and needs of farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, in recent weeks as the pandemic swept the country, NAWS data were used to inform vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, the impact on farmers of “small business” definitions, protection for essential workers, and more. Download this brief to find a recent selection of media references to NAWS data.

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