Communication key during tough financial times on farm

Start having family or farm business meetings to get communication flowing.

Lower income and higher expenses are putting a financial squeeze on some farmers this year.

“Financial stress is definitely happening in the farm community,” said Rory Lewandowski, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension.

“Some farms that haven’t had to take out an operating loan for short-term credit in years are having to do so this year,” he said. “We’re seeing the dairy sector suffering the most right now, but some crop farmers as w

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