A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

I’ve received a fair amount of feedback on the column and news article that I wrote recently on farmer suicide.

Though I’m dismayed that the issue of farmer suicide is in the news, I’m encouraged people are taking it seriously.

The feedback includes an email from Andrew Jerome, communications director for the National Farmers Union. His organization has created a website that directs farmers in crisis to resources that can help them.

If you know a farmer who might be in crisis — or struggling yourself — please take a look at the website. My original news story, mentioned above, lists resources, too.

And, as always, please remember that I appreciate your feedback on any story or column I write, especially when your comments can help people in agriculture.