COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health

The American Farm Bureau released a report showing that two in three farmers surveyed say that the pandemic has impacted their mental health.  Farmers and farmworkers were 10 percent more likely than rural adults as a whole to have experienced feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge during the pandemic (65% vs. 55%). Two-thirds of rural adults ages 18-44 say they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago.  Read more here.