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Rural realities

Farmers are closer to the edge than we admit

Let's be completely truthful — our entire rural population suffers under the weight of varying degrees of depression. Denying this reality won't make it go away but will allow this dangerous emotional cancer to fester and grow. I've debated the wisdom of visiting this topic again for fear of playing a tune the public is weary of hearing. But if this draws one person back from the brink or helps rural America pull together during these tough times, I'm willing to take that risk.


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