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.
A recent joint report by AFBF and NFU found rural communities have been overwhelmingly impacted by the epidemic.
She says collaboration between groups like AFBF and NFU will help rural communities to address and overcome the challenge.
AFBF and NFU will hold public events to share resources starting at the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in this weekend Nashville, Tennessee.