On Average, Farmers Take 3 Sick Days a Year

Sick days costs the U.S. economy $84 billion a year, but a study conducted by Gallup and Healthways shows farmers aren’t to blame. On average, workers in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries miss one day every four months, ranking them second only to physicians. According to the study, farmers don’t take sick days because of the constant attention needed by their crops. Professions that take the most sick days include service workers, office workers, nurses and business owners. Read more (Drovers Cattle Network).

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