Farmers and ranchers are enduring a difficult economy. Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen sees signs of farm stress every day. “Farmers are in the fifth year of a downturn economy and it’s eating into their equity. There are a lot of farmers struggling financially,” says Petersen. That is taking a toll in farm country. Petersen is fielding calls from farmers and ranchers looking for answers. “One of the first things I do is ask if they’ve talked to a farm advocate and go from there.” Hear from Petersen in this TransFARMation episode.
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