Dealing with emotional stress
Stress, anxiety and depression are often the result of events that a person doesn’t have control over, says Michael Rosmann, a farmer and psychologist from Harlan. In agriculture, that covers a lot — including the weather, crop or livestock disease outbreaks, market shifts and government policies — all of which can threaten the financial well-being of a farm.
“Financially, there’s a lot of uncertainty about markets. Now we have the added stress of a government shutdown,” Rosmann observes. “But there are things we can take charge of, and one of those is our behavior. It is important to know that ...
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