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Rick Worthington Opioid Epidemic
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: January 10, 2018

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union this week announced Farm Town Strong, a campaign to help rural communities struggling with the opioid epidemic.

The campaign will help provide resources and information regarding opioids to farm communities.

USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, says the campaign helps address the lack of resources available in rural America.

"As World families look where to turn AFBF and NFU have certainly taken a big step in announcing the farm town strong. Org website this is a tremendous resource that really helps put a human face and a basic understanding on what is a complex and off and overwhelming issue."

A recent joint report by AFBF and NFU found rural communities have been overwhelmingly impacted by the epidemic.

"The impact in America has been particularly Monumental the report released last fall confirmed three and four Farmers have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic."

public events to share resources at the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show going on today.

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