An unprecedented three-part investigation into Vermont’s reliance on immigrant farm workers
Reporter Kristin Carlson and her team shocked Vermonters when they reported that struggling dairy farmers were secretly hiring an illegal workforce to stay in business. She found that the state's dairy industry would fall apart without migrant workers. The team got unprecedented access to both farmers and illegal Hispanic workers who shared personal stories publicly for the first time about why they were breaking the law. The report also pressed state and federal officials about whether they are complicit in allowing these illegal workers to live and work in Vermont. The exemplary reports neither advocate nor condemn the hiring practice, but instead inform the audience about what’s going on in the barn next door.
Kristin Carlson, reporter; Joe Carroll, editor, photographer; Kristin Kelly, producer; Marselis Parsons, Anson Tebbetts, news directors
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