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By Joy DePuydt
Phillips County Farm Bureau 

Cultivating a Farm State of Mind About Mental Health

 


For farmers and ranchers, stress is a way of life. We depend on many factors that are out of our control, like weather, commodity prices, availability of labor, trade markets and a lot more.

With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our stress levels have gone even higher and in many cases are reaching the breaking point.

A new survey from the American Farm Bureau found that more than half of rural adults and farmers/farmworkers say they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago. Two in three farmers/farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impa...



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