New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

At High Risk for COVID-19, Immokalee Farmworkers Demand Health Care Protections From the State of Florida

Farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, have been deemed essential during COVID-19, but are still forced to live and work in close quarters without basic health care. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is calling on Gov. DeSantis to fix this.

Opinion | Congresswoman Alma Adams on Hunger and Closing the Gap

Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina 12th District speaks about increasing minimum wage, improving access to healthy foods, better food education, and getting all government officials in agreement for the greater good of the community.

Researchers Find Food Insecurity “A Key Contributor to Poor Health and Higher Costs” in Canada

Researcher Naomi Dachner discusses with Food Tank her team’s work on the association between health care costs and food insecurity in Canada, which they found “consistent with U.S. research that has raised concerns about food insecurity as a key contributor to poor health and higher costs.”