NASDA looking to combat mental health issues In ag communities

RFD-TV’s Corryn LaRue has the break down on how the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture plan to combat mental health issues facing agricultural areas.

As NASDA begins this fight, states like Virginia and Colorado have already made strides towards facing this issue and NASDA will be following in their steps and look to share resources and strategies.

NASDA has also asked Congress to increase the funding for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network program.

According to the USDA, the purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families.

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