S.2599 - Seeding Rural Resilience Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 10/15/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2599 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/15/2019)
Seeding Rural Resilience Act
This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a public service announcement campaign to address the mental health of farmers and ranchers, including television, radio, print, outdoor, and digital public service announcements.
Additionally, USDA must
- establish a voluntary program to train employees of the Farm Service Agency, the Risk Management Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the management of stress experienced by farmers and ranchers, including the detection of stress and suicide prevention; and
- convene a task force of agricultural and rural stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels to assess the causes of mental stress in farmers and ranchers and identify best practices for responding to such stress.