Funded by a USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant, the Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is composed of lead agencies representing 13 states. High levels of stress have been present in our agricultural communities. This includes unstable finances, carrying the pressure of multigenerational farm lineage, injury, chronic/acute illness, adverse weather and climate change, and recent COVID-19 stressors. We want to make sure that you, your family, and people you work with have access to the resources needed, when they are needed. We believe in working together to cultivate rural resilience for all, including farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture workers as they navigate increasing stress.

Our efforts will include:


Building out a comprehensive, searchable database to facilitate easier navigation of resources for you, as well as for providers and professionals


Collaboration within our network to ensure extended culturally sensitive community outreach and support throughout the region

Call Staff

Extending hours of existing hotlines plus training and resources for call line staff to learn more about agriculture-related stressors and provide the appropriate support and resources

States in the Western Region:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

States Western Region Map

WRASAP Lead Agencies

Other collaborating organizations:

  • American Samoa Community College
  • College of Micronesia
  • Colorado State University AgrAbility and Extension
  • CommuniCare Health Centers (CA)
  • Farm Aid
  • Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture
  • Health Education Council (CA)
  • Idaho Dairymen’s Association
  • National AgrAbility Project (NAP)
  • New Mexico State Dairy Extension
  • New Mexico State University Extension AgrAbility
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northern Marianas College
  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU)
  • University Nevada, Reno Extension
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks AgrAbility and Extension
  • University of Arizona Tribal Extension Program
  • University of California Davis Extension and CA AgrAbility
  • University of Guam
  • University of Hawaii Extension
  • University of Idaho Extension
  • University of Wyoming Extension
  • Utah State University Extension
  • Washington State Dairy Federation
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS)

Farm Aid Line: 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243) *Note: Currently the Farm Aid Line operates 6am – 2pm Pacific Standard Time. Hours of operation will expand with a call line designated for the Western Region by January 2021.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is supported by the USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, under agreement number: 2020-70028-32731 proposal number: 2020-07631

The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is an equal access/equal opportunity program.