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Civil Eats: Reckoning with Opioids in Farm Country

News / In The News November 5, 2018

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In a recent article, Civil Eats cited Farm Town Strong, the joint AFBF-National Farmers Union campaign to raise awareness about the opioid crisis in rural America. Civil Eats noted, “It’s a dire situation that has put pressure on farming organizations and rural development agencies to step out of their comfort zones and address the crisis. Two national membership organizations, the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union, have banded together for the first time.”

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As our nation transitions to a new president and administration in Washington, D.C., closer to home, new leaders have taken the reins at several state Farm Bureaus.

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The American Farm Bureau Federation released a report Thursday detailing how USDA NASS can improve accuracy and farmer confidence in survey results. Micheal Clements shares what the recommendations are.

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