Washington Politics Adding to Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers

Farm equipment is parked in a field near Bakersfield, Calif., in a 2016 file photo. Congress is attempting to craft a new quadrennial farm bill that covers both agriculture programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Program, also known as food stamps.

Suicide rates among farmers are higher than any other profession in the United States, even exceeding the suicide rate for veterans.

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Source: NPR