>>Farmers' Mental Discussed at State Show
(Harrisburg, PA) -- State farm leaders have gathered at the Pennsylvania Farm show to discuss the well-being of those who chose agriculture to make their livelihood. Isolation, potential crop issues and fluctuation in market statuses are all issues that give farmers anxiety, according to state experts. Now, the state Department of Agriculture has been given a two-year, 500-thousand-dollar federal grant to bolster mental health services for the farm community. Pennsylvania is also working with a national network called AgriSafe, which will soon offer a 24/7 mental health hotline for agricultural producers.