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News by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Rural Health Expert Weighs In On Latest CDC Report Of U.S. Decrease In Life Expectancy Rate
Nov 30, 2018 - Radio interview with Ted Matthews, a psychologist with Minnesota's Department of Agriculture who provides mental health services to farmers around the state. Discussion focuses on the recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documenting a decrease in the life expectancy rate in the U.S. attributed in part to drug overdose deaths and suicides. In Minnesota, there has been a 40% increase in suicide in the last 20 years.
Source: NPR
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Suicide Increasing Among American Workers
Nov 15, 2018 - Highlights the findings of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which found that the suicide rate among the US working age population increased 34% during 2000-2016. This new report replaces a retracted report that mistakenly classified farmers, which led to errors in reported suicide numbers and rates by occupational group.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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