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Farmer Suicides at Epidemic Levels in the U.S.


August 22, 2018

He was growing food but had to think twice about the cost of eating out more than once in a rare while. He worked 80 hours a week but couldn’t seem to save enough to ever take his kids to Disneyland. He worried about his family’s health not just from love of them, but also because any significant medical bills would spell financial ruin. He watched weather reports with an anxious obsession, his livelihood always hanging in the balance. He patched up his old machinery as best he could, which became more and more challenging with each passing season. He couldn’t afford a better used co...

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