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American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union Continue to Stand Together in Battle Against Opiods

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 06:03:52 CST

American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union Continue to Stand Together in Battle Against Opiods The 116th Anniversary Convention of the National Farmers Union is underway in Kansas City- and the opening general session of the meeting featured a look at one of the bad things impacting rural America in 2018- the opioid crisis gripping farm and ranch families. On stage talking about the problem was NFU President Roger Johnson, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, and USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. The panel focused on NFUs and AFBFs joint Farm Town Strong campaign and USDAs efforts to combat opioid misuse in rural America. Click here for a story from the end of November on the release of the study highlighting the problems in rural America on this subject.

The historic appearance by Zippy Duvall of American Farm Bureau at the NFU meeting came about because of Roger Johnson approaching Duvall and asking for Farm Bureau's help in spotlighting this drug problem among farmers and ranchers. Duall told AFR's Sam Knipp after the panel discussion that the two groups had areas of agreement over mutliple issues- and that he hoped that as they worked on the Farm Town Strong campaign that future collaboration might be cultivated in the days ahead.

Roger Johnson was on a program at the AFBF convention in January in Nashville with Duvall on the Opoid issue- and said that he was grateful that Duvall could be on the convention program in Kansas City to continue to show the solidarity of the groups in spotlighting this issue- and to look for solutions to help their members and all of rural America to rein in the harm being done to the fabric of the life of those living on farms and ranches. Click here for our earlier visit with Johnson in Nashville after he appeared with President Duvall at the AFBF meeting.

Sam Knipp of the American Farmers & Ranchers has shared with the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network the audio of a conversation that he had with the Presidents of the two national organizations- and you can hear their thoughts by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.


Sam Knipp talks with Zippy Duvall and Roger Johnson at the 2018 NFU Convention
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