May 22, 2023
Max Armstrong tells us about a research study from Ohio State University.
The study looked at farm families and how they handle childcare. The study found families in rural areas struggle to find affordable healthcare and this then hurts many farms and causes labor issues. The research also found the lack of childcare impacted the farm's bottom line and stopped them from growing.
The study concluded the nation has ignored the needs of parents working in agriculture.
A bipartisan effort in Congress is hoping to help farmers gain access to child care in rural areas.
The National Farmer's Union and the American Farm Bureau Federation agrees on the issues and feels that if there was more affordable child care then farmers would gain a better quality of life, better farm safety and a safer food supply.
Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.
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