Sunday, July 12, 2020

Heartland Copes With 'Ag Stress' And Rising Farmer Suicides

An important article about the local consequences of international trade and Big Agra . . . Read more:

Stress and suicide high among those in the farming industry

by Marc and Julie Anderson mjanderson@theleaven.org It's been a problem since the 1980s. Called "ag stress," it refers to pressures felt by farmers or those within the agricultural industry. It can lead to depression, despair and even suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate among farmers is 1.5 times the national rate.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yet another group of Americans stabbed in the back by a "Stable Genius"!

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers, MAGATS. You reap what you sow. 4 more years! 4 more years!!

Anonymous said...

Biden will destory farmers by giving away their crops and livestock to China for free. They want their money back that they gave Basement Biden and his creepy son, Hunter.

Anonymous said...

^^^And yet you're clinically insane and full of shit. Weird for normal people but par for the course for Trumptards.

Anonymous said...

^^ And yet you're a giant poopstain on the fabric of America. Unweird.

Anonymous said...

@3:51 you have to be completely wrong calling @1:03
"a giant poopstain on the fabric of America",
his post was far too coherent to have been written by Trump.

Anonymous said...

you think farmers were not suicidal under Vilsack during the Obama administration? Trying to blame anything in AG on TRump ADMINISTRATION is nonsense, not saying that to defend trump, saying that b/c you shitstains want to blather nonsense and pretend farming was great under democrats.

Anonymous said...

First line of the article is "It's been a problem since the 1980s." SO y'all can go fuck urself.