Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN)

FERN is supporting agricultural writer, Lisa Hamilton, to tell the story of Ia Moua, a Hmong woman and refugee from Laos who immigrated to the U.S. and carries on the work of her ancestors, growing rice by hand in California’s Central Valley. As it traces these sacred seeds and the people who grow them, Ia Moua’s story is one of time-forged connections between identity, adaptation, and resilience.

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