Farmer Suicide Rate Rises Across The Nation

06/29/18 – 4:45 P.M.

The national suicide rate for farmers is on the rise. Local OSU extension educator Ed Lentz explained that this can be caused by farmers taking out loans to get started.

Ed Lentz

Lentz said that this is more common in young farmers that aren’t sure of how things work yet. He said this can be helped with more safety nets for farmers in case of bad years and by mentoring young farmers.