Researchers in occupational health have published a paper on the association between drought conditions and stress among U.S. farmers. UMASH colleagues in affiliated NIOSH centers, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and ISciences, studied the occupational psychosocial stress among farmers in the midwest. Highlights of the study included:
“Drought can increase the price of feed, water and other farming costs, placing financial and emotional pressure on farmers.”
To learn more about the study and the research findings, link to the publication in Science of the Total Environment.