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Racial Minority-Operated Farms, 2008: Youth, Injuries & Safety

January 2014
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2014-111
Two Asian-American girls on yam farm.

Youth, Injuries, & Safety

A survey of racial minority farm operators estimated that 56% of racial minority operated farms had youth less than 20 years of age on their farm sometime during 2008.

  • 37,443 youth lived on these farms
  • 6,443 youth were hired by the farm operators
  • 775,991 youth were visitors to these farms
  • 54% of youth visitors were relatives
  • 11% of youth relatives visiting the farms performed work