Washington, April 13, 2023 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) today joined more than 30 agriculture, rural and mental health professional organizations to urge Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) in fiscal year 2024.
“There are many reasons for ongoing farm stress and mental health challenges for farmers and farm workers, including volatility in the farm economy, the financial risk involved in agriculture, weather unpredictability, and a changing climate. Moreover, 60 percent of rural residents live in areas with mental health professional shortages. FRSAN is essential for serving populations where the need is great and resources are limited,” the letter reads.
Read the full letter here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.