Melissa Montalvo, CalMatters | Civil Eats


Melissa Montalvo is a reporter with The Fresno Bee and a Report for America corps member. She covers childhood poverty in the central San Joaquin Valley for the Bee in partnership with CalMatters' California Divide project.

$1,000 a Month for Farmworkers? Proposed Payments Aim to Help Amid Drought

MESA, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Agricultural laborers pick lemons inside the orchards of Samag Services, Inc, where they grow Avocado, Lemons and Oranges. The bottom has fallen out of the Avocado market as restaurants close during this period of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Agricultural workers have become essential workers in the race to maintain Americas food supply while simultaneously staying healthy. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)