Farmers across the Midwest are facing tight profit margins and rising healthcare costs. And that means some hold off getting medical treatment or forgo health insurance altogether. In response, some state farm bureaus are trying to fill that gap.
Low Commodity Prices and Rising Healthcare Costs
“We raised beef cattle primarily,” says Jacob Smoker, who chairs the Indiana Farm Bureau’s Young Ag and Professionals state group.
The sun is setting and Smoker does his evening chores feeding the cattle on his family’s farm in northern Indiana.