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Modern Farmer: Unsafe Workdays for Farmworkers Could Double by 2050 Due to Climate Change

As the temperature and humidity in the Southeast increase over the next few decades under the influence of global warming, heat stress on agricultural workers working outdoors is expected to nearly double by 2050, according to a recent article in Modern Farmer. This will mean that workers need to switch to lighter clothing, be given more frequent rest and cooling breaks during the work day, and be monitored more carefully for symptoms of heat-related illnesses in the future, which may incur additional costs for producers. You can read more at

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