For farmers and residents of Greater Minnesota experiencing hardship or anxiety associated with COVID-19, there’s a resource available through the state Department of Agriculture with the Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline. Spokesman Paul Huginin says it’s important to remember…

“Folks on the farm and people who work with farmers entered this crisis already undergoing a tremendous amount of stress. This was a very stressful environment even before COVID-19 became a word that we all know.”

Anyone in need of help is urged to visit minnesotafarmstress.com or call 800-600-2670.