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Deputy USDA Secretary says farmer mental health funding still needed


Photo: (L-R) USDA Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh, Wisconsin Farmers Union President Rick Adamski, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Kevin Krentz, Wisconsin FSA State Director Eugene Schriefer

The USDA Deputy Secretary told a Friday farmer mental health roundtable that rural mental health care funding remains a priority. 

Jewel Bronaugh says USDA was fortunate to get funding in last farm bill they could use to help state ag departments establish farmer mental health networks.