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The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has been awarded the 2017 Peter Lisagor Award in the online category for the Best Investigative/Public Service Reporting for the story:

Monsanto, seed-corn companies continue use of contractors despite allegations of migrant labor abuses.

The story was reported by Laird Townsend and edited by Brant Houston, Knight Chair for Investigative and Enterprise Reporting in the College of Media. Additional reporting, editing and research was provided by alumni Johnathan Hettinger, Robert Holly, and Pam Dempsey along with the staff at Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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