Senate Ag Democrats Focus on Rural Care, Republicans on Inflation – DTN Mar 24, 2022

🕔Mar 24, 2022
At a hearing Tuesday, Democratic members of the Senate Agriculture Committee focused on how Agriculture Department rural development programs can improve health care, elder care, childcare, and behavioral care, while […]

Rural Healthcare a Critical Election Issue – DTN Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
California rancher Megan Brown moved home to work on her parents’ cattle ranch. The pay is low, which helps to keep the ranch in her family, and Brown started raising […]

Farmer Health Insurance – Nebraska Farm Bureau is Stepping Up – DTN Sep 25, 2018

🕔Sep 25, 2018
The Nebraska Farm Bureau rolled out a new association health plan (AHP) for its members on Wednesday that the group anticipates could save Nebraska farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses an average […]

Keep the Farm or Pay for Health Insurance? There’s a New Option. – DTN Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018
Health insurance costs have reached a desperation point for many farmers, with some premiums rising 60% to 200%. The choice for some comes down to keeping the farm together or […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored […]

Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach Jul 19, 2017

🕔Jul 19, 2017
According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor […]

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN Jun 26, 2017

🕔Jun 26, 2017
Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and […]

Farmer Suicide Rate Remains High, Long After 1980s Farm Crisis Jun 12, 2017

🕔Jun 12, 2017
The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many […]

Farming: Who’s Doing the Work? 70% of Farm Workers Are Immigrants Apr 28, 2017

🕔Apr 28, 2017
The Trump Administration has promised to make it more difficult for unauthorized foreigners to enter and work in the United States and for undocumented workers to access health care services. […]

Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN Mar 28, 2017

🕔Mar 28, 2017
The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums.   The defeat of the bill […]

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