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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Farmers’ suicide rates, mental health draw conversations

Farmers’ suicide rates, mental health draw conversations

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor October 27, 2019

Studies show that farmers’ suicide rates have been nearly four times higher than that of the general occupational population, but calculating those rates is extremely difficult and unique to the agricultural...

Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, looks over one of his cornfields on July 16. Metzger said areas in the field that once had puddles of rain bear corn stalks shorter than others.

Local farmer weighs in on Illinois flooding

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor August 18, 2019

Under a cloudy gray sky on a humid July morning, Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, scans his cornfield among the stalks. He points toward the stalks that are lagging behind in growth because of flooding....

Farmers markets open on Square, 18th Street

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter June 26, 2019

People in the community and surrounding areas who would like to shop local for fresh produce and handmade crafts can stop at the two farmers markets that Charleston offers every week. The Charleston...

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