Debunking CDC’s False Farmer Suicide Numbers

August 30, 2018 10:14 AM

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study that said farmers have the highest suicide rate of any profession.

That number was proven false as the agency admitted it made a mathematical error in its calculation.

However, the numbers are still high and farmer suicides are a growing concern.

AgDay and U.S. Farm Report national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Barbara Gulbranason, director of the Suicide Prevention Center at United Health Services in Granger, Ind. and Paul Quinnett, founder and president of QPR Institute about the growing number.

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