Every case cited more than one reason. Others   dispute such views. GM crops[ edit ] A number of social activist groups and studies proposed a link between genetically modified crops and farmer suicides.
ChrisClaytonDTN A rural sunrise courtesy photo by Henry Muhlpfordt More than once over the past couple of years I cited a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointing to high suicide rates among farmers, based on a study in 17 states from The July CDC report on suicide rates by occupational group from cited that "Persons working in the farming, fishing and forestry group had the highest rate of suicide overall This was a shocking result, especially because there was nothing about that stood out economically for farmers.
In fact, economically, it was better then than now. A lot of media cited the CDC study on multiple occasions. I reported it at least twice, once in a February article about rural crisis lines and again last April when several lawmakers introduced a bill seeking more resources for a farmer crisis network that also specifically pointed to the CDC article and the "alarmingly high rate of suicide amongst farmers and ranchers.
More Recommended for You Recommended for You The New Food Economy, a new non-profit group, first reported last month "that either the media misinterpreted its results, mistaking a farmworker suicide crisis for a farmer one, or the CDC made a simple calculating error -- one with far-reaching results.
The authors are undertaking a thorough reanalysis of the data. This notice is to alert readers about the coding errors while the reanalysis is conducted to assess the validity of results and conclusions in the publication. This doesn't actually include typical farmers and ranchers, but actually agricultural workers.
None of these mistakes by myself or others quoting easy government data should minimize the risk and mental stress of farming and possibility of suicides by those who do own the farm.
I remember interviewing a widow of a California dairy farmer who took his life in late The widow and her children traveled to Washington, D.
I also recall a poultry grower breaking down at a hearing while talking about a fellow North Carolina farmer who took his life because he could not begin to meet the financial demands placed on him under his grower contract. And that's why it's easier just to quote government statistics, because writing about suicides takes an emotional toll on the reporters as well.
Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.NEW DELHI: There has been an upward trend in cases of farmer suicides in Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Punjab recently, besides reporting of instances in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil.
The report also noted that farmer suicides predate the official commercial introduction of Bt cotton by Monsanto Mahyco in (and its unofficial introduction by Navbharat Seeds in ) and that such suicides were a fairly constant portion of the overall national suicide rate since The suicide rate for young male military veterans is higher than previously thought, according to a new report from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Farmer suicides account for % of all suicides in India. Farmer suicide in India is the intentional ending of one's life by a person dependent on farming as their primary source of livelihood.
A widely cited study on high suicide rates among agricultural workers may be inaccurate, according to a retraction issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. The report.
The July CDC report on suicide rates by occupational group from cited that "Persons working in the farming, fishing and forestry group had the highest rate of suicide overall ( per.