Minnesota farm, rural helpline available

MOORHEAD - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds farmers and their families that the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll free number is 833-...

MOORHEAD – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds farmers and their families that the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll free number is 833-600-2670.

The Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline connects callers to financial help, mental health counselors, legal assistance, and more. Calls are confidential, but counselors may ask for a first name and phone number in case of a dropped call. Translation services are available.

The helpline is also available to people who are worried about family or friends and aren’t sure how to help. Farmers and rural Minnesotans can call the toll free number as often as needed at 833-600-2670 or visit the MDA's website at www.mda.state.mn.us/about/mnfarmerstress.