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Expert shares strategies for coping with farm stress

Expert shares strategies for coping with farm stress

Farm stress. There’s far too much of it going on these days.

The farm economy has been struggling for more than half a decade. Just as we were beginning to see a tiny light at the end of a still very dark, very long tunnel, the COVID-19 outbreak made things more difficult.

How are farmers to handle the enormous stress they were carrying after the trade war with China, numerous weather disasters, as well as commodity prices so low they could no longer cover their cost of production? Dr. Josie Rudolphi of the University of Illinois has some advice.

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