News by Topic: Agricultural health and safety
Jun 3, 2020 - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) launched the Farm State of Mind campaign on their website, which aims to reduce stigma surrounding the topic of mental health in rural and farming communities. Includes information on AFBF's Rural Resilience Training Program, an online training program to help those who interact with farmers and ranchers recognize signs of stress and offer resources.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
May 20, 2020 - Addresses the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on America's farmers as they face additional stress and financial instability. Mental health advocates worry about the effects the pandemic will have on farmers and their families, including the potential for increased suicides and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Source: Side Effects Public Media