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The National Center for Farmworker Health is excited to release three new fact sheets about animal production workers. Workers in both crop production and animal production industries can be recorded as agricultural workers by Health Centers, as previous exclusions of animal production workers in Health Center reporting requirements have been removed.
Dairy, poultry, and aquaculture workers experience many of the same challenges as crop productions workers, such as low wages and physically demanding jobs, but they face many unique occupational health risks. These fact sheets can help clinicians, administrators, researchers, and students learn more about the current demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of worker in the animal production industries.