IDALS announces new farmer mental health support programs

Discouraged farmer

As part of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced last week (Sept. 23) that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to expand farmer mental health support programs in Iowa. The department will partner with Iowa State University Extension and […]

$500k federal grant will support Iowa farmers’ mental health

$500k federal grant will support Iowa farmers’ mental health

A $500,000 federal grant will be used to expand mental health resources for Iowa farmers and rural communities, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Thursday. The department received the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture after applying through the Farm and Ranch Assistance Network program. […]

Farmer mental health initiatives expanding

Farmer mental health initiatives expanding

Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II has announced a grant award of $500,000 to increase farmer stress-related mental health initiatives statewide. In 2019, the Farm Family Resource Initiative was established in Illinois to specifically address mental health needs of the farming and agricultural communities. The Farm Family Resource Initiative Committee consists of members […]

E-Waste Crisis: Effects of Electronic Waste on Environment and Human Health

E-Waste Crisis: Effects of Electronic Waste on Environment and Human Health

Electronic waste has been marked as a global concern after its harmful impacts on nature and human health, has been recognized worldwide. It is also known as e-waste. The impacts of e-waste upon the environment and the long-term effect of this threat is often underestimated. Nonetheless, numerous e-waste recycling facilities have been established in recent […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails

California Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from “Trumpism.” The victory cements […]

Health officials warn people not to treat COVID-19 with a drug meant for livestock

A box of the drug Ivermectine, made by Biogaran, is pictured on the counter of a pharmacy, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Paris, France, April 28, 2020. REUTERS

The warning came a day after the Mississippi State Department of Health issued a similar statement in response to reports that an increasing number of people in Mississippi were using the drug to prevent a COVID-19 infection. Some studies last year spurred use of the drug against COVID-19, especially in Latin America, and Fox News […]

Italian PIME missionary loved Bangladesh’s poor – UCA News

Italian PIME missionary loved Bangladesh

Catholics in Bangladesh are mourning an Italian missionary priest who provided vital support for the socioeconomic development of poor and indigenous communities for nearly five decades. Father Giulio Berutti, a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), died on Aug. 11 in a private hospital in capital Dhaka. He was 77. He had contracted […]

GM crop approvals will boost PH health, agri productivity

GM crop approvals will boost PH health, agri productivity

AFTER years of delays brought about by intense and on occasion even violent resistance by misguided activists, two new varieties of staple food crops have finally been approved for widespread cultivation in the Philippines. Golden Rice, a variety of rice engineered to contain a high amount of vitamin A, was approved for commercial cultivation by […]

Delivery of health services technology in the developing world: A proposal

The idea: In a webinar organised by the World University Network last month, the discussion focused on how to expedite the diffusion of evolving medical technology innovations in the delivery of healthcare in the developing world. While one may debate the viability of foregoing patents for new life saving therapies (e.g., the Covid-19 vaccines), I […]