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Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Farm and Ranch Family Stress and Depression: A Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals
Lists signs of stress specific to farming, general signs of chronic stress, and signs of depression and suicidal intent. Provides guidance on how to refer a person who may be experiencing stress to get help.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado State University Extension
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Podcast and radio series focused on increasing awareness of farm stress. Features available resources, insights from experts, and personal stories.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Red River Farm Network
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Farm Safety and Health: Managing Stress
A collection of resources addressing issues related to farmer mental health. Includes information on stress and stress management, coping priorities and resources, and background information on the sources of stress in farming and ranching.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State University Extension
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Farm Crisis Center
A collection of resources to help farmers deal with stress. Includes hotlines, directories, mediation information, and disaster assistance resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Farmers Union
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Farm Aid Hotline
Confidential assistance for farmers experiencing distress or in crisis. Call 1-800-FARM-AID (327-6243), email, or fill out an online request form. Hotline is answered between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM Pacific Time by Farm Aid staff.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: Farm Aid
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National Agricultural Workers Survey: Agricultural Worker Tables
Presents data on agricultural workers from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). Presents data by demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, and agricultural occupational injury, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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Farm Town Strong
Website detailing information and resources to support agricultural communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Presents crisis hotlines, links to treatment centers, prevention resources, and prescription drug disposal for rural agricultural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union
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Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Farmers
Presents a study analyzing musculoskeletal pain in farmers in 9 different Midwestern states through surveys and direct measurements taken every 6 months from 2012 to 2015. Discusses physical measurements taken to record muscle activity and Whole Body Vibration exposure while operating 112 agricultural vehicles.
Author(s): Nathan Fethke, Fred Gerr, Joe Cavanaugh, et al.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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AgriSafe OnDemand Webinars
A collection of recorded webinars that address a variety of agricultural health and safety issues, including hearing protection, protective equipment, and safety for young workers. Lists both free, publicly available and members-only recordings.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Clinician Guides for Farmworker Health and Safety Regulations
Guides to help inform clinicians about farmworker health and safety regulations regarding sanitation, exposure to agricultural chemicals, food quality, and worker protection standards.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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