University of Wyoming Extension News

Wyoming ranchers, farmers work with limitations, disabilities

Approximately 288,000 agricultural workers between the ages of 15 and 79 have a limitation or disability that affects their ability to perform agricultural tasks. Wyoming’s highest nonfatal occupational injury and illness rate in a major industry group occurs in agriculture. The incidence rate is 17.1 per 100 employed in Wyoming compared to 6.2 in the United States. For many individuals, limitations and disabilities jeopardize their rural and agricultural futures. Continue reading