Christmas time can evoke happy childhood memories of time spent with loved ones celebrating our religious traditions. It can be about hope for a more peaceful world and celebrating our livelihoods. For some, it can also be a time of dread with stress from on and off-farm pressures mounting up – creating undue anxiety and pressure.
While the agriculture industry seems to be back on the uptick of late we all know that milk prices still aren’t quite where we’d like them to be and beef prices still reflect the influx of cattle from numerous dairy farms closing their doors in 2019. These factors combined with pressures to pay personal and farm bills, oftentimes just to keep your livestock fed because they are your responsibility – and not because they’re turning a profit with current prices, can be overwhelming to some while they think about this past year and how their operation will survive and provide for their family today, tomorrow, and into the future.
Ag Daily, an online news site for everything agriculture recently shared a blog post from a Ms. Jaclyn Krymowski talking about farmer’s taking the time to improve and work on their mental health during the holidays. Give her post a read. She includes some great tips and suggestions that could benefit you, or someone you know, this holiday season.
Rockingham Cooperative would like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the bottom of our heart. We are blessed to live and work in ALL of our communities and appreciate the trust that our producers place in us to help them live out their agricultural lifestyle, a lifestyle that none of us take for granted and appreciate the blessings that God provides to us each and every day.
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