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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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The Agriculture Department has announced a limited opening of a select number of county Farm Service Agency offices for three days only for limited services related to select farm operating and farm ownership loans, and to work on processing 1099s related to these loans.

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The challenge farmers and ranchers in western states have when it comes to public lands has its roots back in the revolutionary war, when states were fighting for self-governance, according to George Wentz Jr., a partner in the Davillier Law Group, who presented at the American Farm Bureau (AFBF)’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans.

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