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News by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

Sep 27, 2023 - In an attempt to avoid dangerous heat during harvest, some farmworkers are working at night. Outlines risks and challenges associated with this work including limited visibility, fatigue, gender-based violence, and childcare. Notes that night work on farms is understudied, and so the risks are not fully understood.
Source: Civil Eats
Sep 11, 2023 - Discusses the impact of heat on both Louisiana crops and farmers' health. Highlights barriers to healthcare access including long travel times, lack of paid time off, and being uninsured.
Source: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sep 11, 2023 - Describes a program with the University of South Dakota and a rural health system to educate their medical residents and students on rural healthcare. Students along with first responders, doctors, and other healthcare workers gather at a farm and use simulations to learn about common injuries and traumas.
Source: Siouxland Proud
Aug 30, 2023 - The National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) will hold a virtual public meeting on November 1-2, 2023. Agenda items include discussions on topics related to migratory and seasonal agricultural worker health. Meeting information will be published on the NACMH website.
Source: Federal Register