Family farms are struggling with two hidden challenges: health insurance and child care

This article in The Conversation, discusses how household expenses like access to health care and child care affects farm development, including the impacts on farms with women as primary operators.

The authors are:  Shoshanah Inwood, Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University; Andrea Rissing, President’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University; and Florence Becot, Associate Research Scientist in Rural Sociology, Adjunct Faculty – National Farm Medicine Center, The Ohio State University.