Pork Checkoff Series “Focus on Mental Health” #1 of 5: RECOGNIZING THE ISSUE

The BARN – Thayer, MO / Briggsdale, CO – May 11, 2020 – The impact of COVID-19 is being felt throughout the world. Packing plant closures and slowdowns have had a ripple effect on the economy, especially within the swine industry.

The BARN’s Samantha Munson has this report featuring JoDee Haala, who leads the Minnesota Pork Board and is the public affairs for Christensen Farms, says pig farmers are making very difficult decisions…


Audio provided as a service to farm broadcasters by the NAFB in association with the National Pork Board. This is the first of five stories in a series developed by the NAFB News Service on farmer stress and mental health. A new story will be posted each day this week as they become available…

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05-11-20 NAFB Series "Focus on Mental Health" #1 of 5: RECOGNIZING THE ISSUE

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.