This is one of the most stressful Upper Midwest harvest seasons in recent memory -- maybe even one of the worst ever.  A long stretch of heavy rains and an awful blizzard have delayed harvest, and will prevent some fields from being harvested. Inevitably, that's stressing area agriculturalists. Major challenges, over which you have little, if any, control will do that. 

A lifetime in Upper Midwest ag has shown me that most agriculturalists find ways to cope with stress, albeit imperfectly and incompletely. I'd like to hear from readers on how they deal with stress. I'm planning to include their suggestions/recommendations in a future column or news article.

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Your hard-earned lessons on coping with stress could benefit other agriculturalists who can use a little help this stressful fall.