Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting 

Farmers' struggles with mental health increase amid pandemic


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Meg Moynihan knows what it's like to struggle.

In 2016 she and her husband, who own an organic dairy farm in Minnesota, found themselves without a processor, which turns farm milk into a consumer product. Their farm was too far a drive for too little milk, they were told. They didn't find another processor for eight months.

Without a processor, Moynihan said they had to dump their milk. She took a leave of absence from her job with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture so she could work full-time on the farm. Her husband picked up truck driving to keep them afloat...

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