Farming Doesn't Come with Insurance Benefits
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 789 , Segment 6
Episode: GOP Congress Exodus, Lower Back Pain, Protecting Workers' Tips
- Apr 12, 2018 11:00 pm
- 21:22 mins
(Originally aired: Aug. 29, 2017) Guest: Shoshanah Inwood, Assistant Professor of Community Development and Food Systems, Ohio State University When you think about the most dangerous jobs in America, does farming come to mind? Flipping tractors, unpredictable animals, chemical exposure and dangerous machinery make agriculture one of the most hazardous industries in the country. Little wonder that finding affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, who are often self-employed. A survey funded by the US Department of Agriculture also found that concern deters young farmers from embracing the career.