To say that 2020 has been stressful would be an un­­derstatement. We started the year with weather disasters, then follow­ed that up with COVID-19 and now, we are sad­­dened to watch the social un­­rest that’s happening across our country.

For farmers and ranchers, volatility and difficulty are nothing new, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their toll on us. 

It’s important to acknowledge and talk about the stresses we’re facing. But it’s also important to recognize ways we can take control and make things better — to improve our farm state of mind.

Talking it out
One way to make things better is just talking about it. When I went on a radio show...