Farming is a challenging job and we understand that sometimes, things happen that are beyond your control. Farm crises take many forms and can result from many different issues — disasters, droughts, low grain prices, low yield, low cattle prices, etc. The earlier you seek assistance, you may find that more options are available to you.
Farmers: If you are in crisis (or know someone else who is in crisis) and need someone to talk to, please call us toll-free at 866.586.6746. The hotline is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you are in danger of losing your farm and/or home, you may be in need of more in-depth assistance from one of our farmer advocates. Call the Farmer Crisis Hotline to learn more.
Lead Farmer Advocate
Benny is a national leader in advocating for farm families and saving farms that would otherwise be lost to foreclosure. Benny provides farmers with a broad array of advocacy services, including financial counseling, legal referrals, and technical assistance. Click here to view a video about Benny Bunting and read his full bio.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was launched in July 2022 and provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress via phone, chat, or text. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org