Rural residents are far more likely to die of preventable causes than people who live in cities, and the urban-rural gap has widened significantly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A September 2006 outbreak of E.coli in 26 states that sickened more than 200 people and led to the deaths of three may have been caused by feral swine roaming on a central California spinach farm, according to a study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.
According to a new government report, E.coli 0157 illnesses during the 1998-2016 time period were most often linked to vegetable row crops and beef while salmonella illnesses came from a wide variety of sources.
President Donald Trump today signed into law “landmark” legislation to counter an epidemic of opioid abuse that is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year, causing heartbreak across the country, including in the U.S. heartland.
Recently there's been a spike in news media attention to farmer suicides brought on by depressed farm-product prices, but there appears to be a lack of solid data to compare the current incidence of suicide on the farm to that of the mid-1980s farm crisis.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - Rural Americans contract cancer less often than their urban counterparts, but are more likely to die from it, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that highlights the health care challenges faced by rural residents.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.