Amy Mayer


Amy Mayer has been covering food and agriculture for more than a decade. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She previously worked at Harvest Public Media. She produced the 2011 documentary Peace Corps Voices, which aired in over 160 communities across the country, and has written for The New York Times, Boston Globe, Real Simple and other outlets. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from Wellesley College and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

This Group Has Helped Farmworkers Become Farm Owners for More Than 2 Decades

A father-son duo of farmers posing in their fields. (Photo courtesy of ALBA)

Nighttime Harvests Protect Farmworkers From Extreme Heat, but Bring Other Risks

Nighttime harvesting grapes at Stolpman Vineyars. (Photo credit: Stolpman Vineyards)

‘Big Sugar’ Podcast Exposes How Subsidies in the Farm Bill Harm Us All

celeste headlee and the cover image of the podcast

Bringing Oats Back to American Farms

Oat crops, with a combine in the background. (Photo credit: Amy Mayer)

Why you should care about ‘Big Ag’ companies getting bigger

Children of Latino Immigrants Forge Paths in Agriculture