USDA has added a new interactive feature to its rural opioid misuse webpage, allowing visitors to use an interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and National Farmers Union leader Roger Johnson joined ranks on stage at NFU’s annual convention Sunday to build awareness of AFBF and NFU's joint campaign, Farm Town Strong (FTS), against opioid addiction in rural America.
Anne Hazlett, who oversees Rural Development at USDA, wants to get the word out that RD’s new Innovation Center will soon be open for business, with a new executive at the helm and a long list of challenges to face, including the opioid epidemic that’s been devastating rural communities.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 – President Trump is expected to announce his long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency any day now, and Anne Hazlett says USDA is prepared to follow any further orders the president issues to deal with the crisis.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has selected the chief Republican counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee, Anne Hazlett, to be his new assistant to the secretary for rural development.