Rural Opioids: Employees with a Problem That’s Hard to Beat – DTN Jan 3, 2019

🕔Jan 3, 2019
The signs were alarming. The once physically fit employee in his 30s, who was usually prompt and hardworking, began showing up late to work back in 2014 at Midwest Poultry […]

Farm Injuries Can be a Direct Path to Opioid Addiction in Families – DTN Dec 28, 2018

🕔Dec 28, 2018
Rural America is occupationally dangerous. Something as simple as bending over to pick up a bale of hay and tossing it in the back of a truck can lead to […]

Rural Opioids: 1 Town + 3,000 People = 20.8 Million Pills in 10 Years – DTN Dec 27, 2018

🕔Dec 27, 2018
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and wholesale drug distributors contributed to the worsening opioid addiction epidemic in West Virginia, a new Congressional report on an 18-month investigation concluded, by not […]

Opioid Use: Rural America Is Key Battlefront – DTN Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018
Pandora’s box was an artifact from Greek mythology. In Greek poet Hesiod’s “Works and Days,” Pandora’s box was a large jar given to Pandora that contained all of the world’s […]

Ag Groups Unite Against Opioid Abuse – DTN Mar 6, 2018

🕔Mar 6, 2018
Farmers and ranchers must overcome the stigma of talking about opioid drug abuse in order to address what has become the worst social problem in rural America, the leaders of […]

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored […]

Drugs in Farm Country: USDA Earmarks $1.4M to Fight Painkiller Abuse, Heroin Overdose Mar 28, 2016

🕔Mar 28, 2016
At the Operation UNITE Summit in Atlanta today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a series of upcoming rural town halls as well as funding rural communities can use to conduct […]

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