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Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities

Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities
The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have joined forces to launch a new awareness campaign called “Farm Town Strong,” to highlight the opioid epidemic’s impact on U.S. farming communities and to provide resources and support for those affected by the crisis.



Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs

Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary, Food Evolution, may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated

Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated
Crunchy cucumbers are not only a low-calorie snack; they also are a highly nutritious addition to any meal.



Chlorine dioxide pouches make produce safer

Chlorine dioxide pouches make produce safer
Two Florida companies are working to develop a small plastic pouch designed to make produce safer. The pouch releases chlorine dioxide gas, which eliminates E. coli bacteria and other pathogens from the surfaces of fruits and vegetables.



Farm group, others dispute claims in What the Health

Farm group, others dispute claims in <i>What the Health</i>
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is joining researchers and nutritionists in questioning claims in the sensationalized Netflix movie What the Health.



Study finds no cancer link to glyphosate

Study finds no cancer link to glyphosate
A long-term study on the use of the weed killer, glyphosate, by U.S. agricultural workers has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer.



Study: Fear-based messaging negatively affects consumption of fresh produce

Study: Fear-based messaging negatively affects consumption of fresh produce
A recent study found that fear-based messaging tactics have led to a decline in produce consumption among low-income shoppers.



Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices

Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed an amendment to nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products.



Farmers’ outdoor work can increase skin cancer risk

Farmers’ outdoor work can increase skin cancer risk
Many farmers have long-term exposure to the sun that can put them at risk for developing skin cancer.



Tiny ticks carry big diseases; prevention is key

Tiny ticks carry big diseases; prevention is key
Ernest “Bing” Kallus is still recovering from the Rocky Mountain spotted fever he contracted from a tick bite 13 months ago.



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