Suicides a tragic result of farm economy

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Reports of farmer suicides are spreading in the midst of a depressed dairy economy.

"Earlier this year, a farmer in southern Maine hanged himself in his barn. Recently, two central Maine farmers in separate communities -- one an organic milk producer -- shot and killed themselves," reports the Bangor Daily News.

Suicides have reportedly occurred in Colorado and California, as well.

Read "Economic strife in farming communities leads some to tragic ends" from the Bangor Dairy News.

And, information on how to spot the warning signs of emotional stress and where to get help is available at the Dairy Herd Management Crisis Management Resource Center at

Source: Bangor Daily News


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