Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Pandemic Takes Toll on Rural Mental Health

News / In The News May 7, 2021

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Farmers and ranchers have struggled with access to mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of resources added to the stress and challenges of dealing with unpredictable weather and fluctuating commodity prices.

Removing the stigma of seeking help is important. "If your tractor needed maintenance … you would stop what you're doing and you'd get it working right before you go try and go out in the field," Ray Atkinson, AFBF Director of Communications told People Magazine. "You are the most important piece of equipment on your farm."

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