Health Insurance Survey of farmers and ranchers found that 64% of American farmers have preexisting conditions. Which is not surprising, since average age of farmers and ranchers is 58. About one fourth purchased plans on the health insurance marketplace. About half got their health plans through off-farm employment. Discusses the USDA role in advocating for farmers, especially on issues like pesticide exposure. March 2017 written mail survey in ten states, with NORC at the University of Chicago. Published July 2017.