suicide

Ezra David Romero / Valley Public Radio

This week on Valley Edition we talk about the spike in the international trend of farmer suicides, fracking legislation and Central California political races. 

America’s farmers are dying. But it’s not just because they’re aging. In 1978 the average age of the American farmer was 50, today it’s around 58. But there’s another even more troubling issue facing those who grow our food -  farmers taking their own lives.