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Agriculture can be stressful, but you are not alone.
Agriculture is an occupation full of potential stressors like weather, changing economic markets, animal health and machinery breakdowns. When these start to compound, many farmers experience excessive amounts of stress, making it hard to remain positive and move forward through the hard times.
Due in part to the stresses that are faced, agricultural workers have high rates of suicide. The loss of a spouse, parent, sibling, child or friend can be avoided. If you or someone you know is experiencing excessive stress or thoughts of suicide, please reach out to a confidential crisis support line.
OSU and the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network is not a crisis center. If you are in need of immediate assistance, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Many of the factors that affect agricultural production are largely beyond the control of the producer. Good health, including mental health, is a key factor that contributes to one’s ability to keep farming.
Funded by the USDA Farm & Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant, the WRASAP is composed of lead agencies representing 13 states. We want to make sure that you, your family & people you work with have access to the resources needed, when they are needed.
The Oregon Wheat Growers League is a nonprofit trade association which strives to enhance the productivity and profitability of Oregon wheat growers through communication and education, by providing market assurance, and in conducting stimulating research.