Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farm Bureau Expands its Mental Health Awareness Campaign

News / In The News March 3, 2020

American Farm Bureau is combining its Rural Resilience Program with Bayer's Farm State of Mind Program.

Farm Progress reports: “Put yourself in the position of the young farmer coming into an industry early, like 2011 or 2012 with good commodity prices, starting with all kinds of excitement and energy, and then having the rug pulled out from under you,” Zippy Duvall says. “We have to really pay attention, not only to all our farmers, but especially those young farmers who are totally stressed and have not had the opportunity to experience this before.”

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Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina.

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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect tomorrow, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost.

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