By Cory Coleman, CBC News, July 27, 2017 

Losing crops can cause stress, depression and other mental health issues, according to experts

As extreme weather conditions in parts of Saskatchewan cause problems for farmers, they’re being encouraged to seek help for mental health issues.

Parts of southern Saskatchewan are experiencing the driest July on record, whereas places in central and northern Saskatchewan are getting drenched. Many crops are either withering or drowning.

Norm Hall, vice-president of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, says a bad crop can leave farmers with a heavy burden to bear.

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