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Opioid Crisis Affects Farmers Harder Than Their Rural Neighbors

Source
Bloomberg
Date
Nov 29, 2017
Summary
According to a poll commissioned by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, almost 75% of U.S. farmers and farm workers report being directly affected by opioid dependence, while the rural population as a whole only reports approximately 45% being directly affected. Farmers and farm workers also were more likely to report that it is easy to access opioids in their community.
Tagged as
Farmers and farmworkers · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse