Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farmers Need a Helping Hand

News / In The News August 7, 2020

In a joint op-ed published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, AFBF President Zippy Duvall and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll highlighted the increasing stress farmers are experiencing and what their two organizations are doing to help.

 

“Farmers need to know that sometimes it’s OK not to be OK, and that there are times when you need to be able to reach out to someone who can offer empathy and support,” they wrote.

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As the country faces the worst public health crisis of our lifetime and pandemic-related food insecurity is dire and widespread,MarketLink, a USDA grant program, is meeting the moment with technology that works for farmers, farmers markets, and food-insecure shoppers using SNAP/EBT benefits.

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WASHINGTON, February 25, 2021 – Farm Bureaus across the nation are preparing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, Feb. 28 – March 6. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting ag safety this week with the theme “Driving Safety Home.”

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