For both my own reference and yours - should you be interested - I'm posting several relevant links, the first of which is a recent New York Times article on efforts helping veterans become farmers.
Next is a recent report published by the Applied Research Center on the racial wage gap in America's food industry, entitled "America's Food Sweatshops".
Finally, on a more hopeful note, above is a video about an exciting new project - Food Corps - that is just getting started on a national scale. Eat Local. Live Free.