Most dairy farmers are busy with spring calving while the serious impact of the drop in dairy payout is sinking in. If you are checking in with how some of your farming patients are dealing with this it might be helpful to know that the Northland Rural Support Trust is a local service that helps farmers with financial advice and assistance, farming management decisions, facilitation with banks, work and income and Fonterra. They have facilitators that visit farmers under stress and support them through difficult times. They can be contacted via their website or by phoning 0800787254. These details will be posted on our resources page for future reference.