On Wednesday, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union announced Farm Town Strong, a campaign to address the rural opioid epidemic. The Farm Town Strong campaign comes on the heels of a recent survey commissioned by AFBF and NFU that highlighted how the opioid epidemic has hit farmers and farm workers especially hard. While just under half of rural Americans say that they, a family member, or friend have been directly impacted by opioid addiction, for farmers and farm workers it is 74 percent. The campaign will provide resources and information to help farm communities and encourage farmer-to-farmer support to overcome the crisis.
The groups have launched a new website, www.FarmTownStrong.org, to provide access to information and resources that can help struggling farm families and rural communities.
Source: NAFB News Service