Farm Bureau: National Poll Shows COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health

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EXCERPT: “A strong majority of farmers/farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health, and more than half say they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago, according to a new American Farm Bureau poll . . . The results of the new poll clearly demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic is having broad-ranging impacts among rural adults and farmers/farmworkers. Key findings include: Two in three farmers/farmworkers (66%) say the pandemic has impacted their mental health. Rural adults were split on COVID-19’s impact. Half of rural adults (53%) say the pandemic has impacted their mental health at least some, while 44% say it has not impacted their mental health much or at all. Younger rural adults were more likely than older rural adults to say the pandemic has impacted their mental health a lot.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/39h2Avo