Farmers are thus exposed to a high rate of stress. Physical stressors and hazards of the farm environment are compounded by regulatory framework and economic dynamics of managing farm business. These operate in the context of declining trends of trade for agricultural produce, volatile commodity markets, limited availability of off-farm employment, growing cost of machinery and production and loss of farm or livelihood due to crop failures. Economic concerns and government bureaucracy have been consistently identified as a major cause of stress and a contributor to suicide.'
I'd opine that a couple of drunken halfwits/aliens ruining your crops when the mood takes them is also a contributory factor in these suicides.
Edited by Eldorado, 30 January 2013 - 09:42 AM.