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A survey has been designed by several universities to gather and provide information on the stresses ranchers and farmers face. (Photo: Steve Ranson / LVN)

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Survey seeks to help farmers, ranchers with high-stress environment

UNR researchers participate in multistate program to help producers in the West

The nation’s farmers and ranchers experience especially high levels of stress. This can lead to higher incidence of, for example, mental health issues, cardiovascular issues and high blood pressure, detrimental behaviors that lead to chronic disease, substance abuse, and even suicide.

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