Mental Health

Congress has until the end of the year to either pass a new or extend the 2018 Farm Bill. Senator Roger Marshall, the Republican from Kansas, joined us on Rural Health Matters and shared the challenges ahead.
As a Macon County Extension Coordinator, Janice Hall spearheaded an inspiring program to celebrate the elderly in her community while also empowering them with vital health resources and — by throwing birthday parties!
In honor of Veterans Day this weekend, we wanted to take a moment to highlight an incredible program connecting our great nation’s heroes with agriculture!
Farmer sentiment is on the rise as producers report improved financial conditions on their farms, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer in October. CME Executive Director of Ag Research Fred Seamon joined us Tuesday on Market Day Report for a breakdown of the group’s latest survey.
Crop yields are coming in well in Iowa, but stalk stability is a different situation. While wind continues to knock down stalks, farmers are rushing to finish up their soybean harvest.
In a This Week in Louisiana Agriculture feature, reporter Neil Melancon delves into the struggles faced by rice farmers, shedding light on the mental toll it takes—a sentiment echoed by many in rural areas across the country.
With 2023 projected to be a difficult year for agricultural producers, Chapter 12 filings may increase. One of the requirements to get a Chapter 12 reorganization plan approved is that be filed in “good faith.” In this blog post, RFD-TV Legal Contributor Roger A. McEowen explains exactly what farmers need to know about the process.
It is National Farm Safety and Health Week—a time dedicated to recognizing the critical importance of safety on the farm. The National Education Center for Ag Safety (NECAS) usually hosts this week-long event during mid-September so farmers are reminded to prioritize their safety during the harvest season.
We can all help prevent suicide. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.
You can call in to the LIVE program with your health-related questions Monday night, beginning at 6 p.m. ET only on RFD-TV.
From searching for a purpose to becoming a role model. The Farm Monitor brings us the story of Chelsea Korzenko and her life-changing journey to horticultural therapy.
“Mental health is kind of the ugly word in the room—nobody talks about it, and I think that’s the biggest part of the problem,” said rural health advocate and family nurse practitioner Amy Howe.
In this AARP Live Minute, Sarah Jennings shares three surprising benefits of meditation.
Life can get a little overwhelming from time to time. UT Extension wants you to know that a simple walk in the woods can benefit both your mental and physical health.
RFD-TV’s Suzanne Alexander spoke with Veteran Ranch Vice President J.R. Smith about how he came up with the idea for the program, how it helps veterans, and the success he’s seen.
Farmers stress over the uncertainty in weather, commodity prices, finances, and more. These are all factors that can elevate the risk of suicide. Mental health advocates want farmers to know they don’t have to suffer in silence.