Aug 23, 2006 — Farming is one of the most stressful occupations. And with rising fuel prices and a sagging economy, those stresses are very real for many farmers in the North Country. Cornell University has a help line. NY FarmNet offers free and confidential counseling and help reducing stress on the farm. Counselor Ruth Meltz told Gregory Warner, one of the most stressful things for anybody is feeling out of control. And that's a reality of farm life.