NPR's Report — Suicide rates among farmers are higher than any
other profession in the United States and now some
experts and Senators worry Washington politics
could be making farmland stresses even worse.
The House is set to vote by Friday on a
controversial farm bill that includes major changes
to work requirements for people on food stamps.
The issue is dividing Republicans and Democrats
and threatens to undermine support for the bill in
Now farmers fear the bill, which includes safety net programs to keep farmers in
business in bad economic times, is at risk because
of the unrelated fight.
Bob Worth, a soybean farmer in Minnesota, said the
frustration is growing in rural America... → Full Article