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Growing Hope: Combating Stress in Agriculture

Working the land can leave you with a sense of fulfillment, but it can also be the cause of great mental, physical, and financial stress. In 2010, the agriculture industry had the highest suicide rate of any occupation. How are the farmers and ranchers doing now? And how do we change the statistics?

We want to hear from you. Share your questions about stress in the agriculture industry with Arkansas PBS through social media using the hashtag #GrowingHopeAR. Email us at at or leave a voicemail at 501-682-0318.

Then tune in on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a 60-minute broadcast focused on stress relief in the agriculture industry as an expert panel answers your questions.

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Arkansans Ask
Arkansans Ask is underwritten by the Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA).

"Arkansans Ask" is an Arkansas PBS call-in program that addresses current affairs and issues relevant to Arkansans. A host and panel of experts discuss the chosen topic, and viewers are invited to submit questions and comments. To join the discussion viewers may call 1-501-682-0318, email, or tweet #ARASK.

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