Episode 2

Zak Vescera on his reporting about BC's migrant farm workers

Zak Vescera just wrapped up a stint at The Tyee as its labour reporter, and last August he launched a series focused on the housing and working conditions of BC's migrant farm workers. Here's a link to the first article in the series.

The series was deeply reported, and went beyond specific allegations to look at the value of seasonal farm worker programs to BC's ag sector, their structure, and their oversight and enforcement.

Zak joined me on the podcast to talk about his findings.

Zak has just started a new gig at the Investigative Journalism Foundation.

About the Podcast

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Farming in British Columbia

About your host

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Jordan Marr

I'm Jordan Marr, a farmer and broadcaster in BC's North Okanagan. My farm business is called Unearthed Organics, where I produce milling corn and dry beans on a small-scale. I currently produce and host this podcast as well as The Organic BC Podcast & The Ruminant Podcast. I also produce a regular segment on food and farming in the southern interior for CBC Radio's Daybreak South, based in Kelowna. I live with my wife and two kids in Vernon.