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Why Farmer Suicide Rates Are the Highest of Any Occupation

Terezia Farkas | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Terezia Farkas

The next time you're munching on that delicious corn or eating something that comes from a farm, think about this: Suicide rates in farmers are the highest of any occupation. That's an alarming statistic.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

NY FarmNet Helps Distressed Dairy Farmers

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Huck Heintz has spent a busy year providing free financial consulting to dairy farmers in upstate New York. With milk selling fo...