Congress Introduces Farmer Mental Health Bill 

Sens. Baldwin (D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), and Ernst (R-IA), introduced S. 1736, the Farmers First Act of 2023, to address the mental health crisis in rural communities and expand access to mental health support for farmers and ranchers. This legislation reauthorizes the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) and provides additional funding to help agricultural workers access behavioral health specialists and services. NRHA is proud to endorse this legislation and supports expanding the network of rural providers to deliver critical services to farming and ranching populations.