Here's a sobering story from a California farm family that's decided to throw in the towel: http://www.honestmeat.com/honest_meat/2010/10/the-end-of-our-farm.html. The author outlines the four insurmountable challenges that led to their decision. What challenges have you faced (are facing) that made you seriously consider quitting farming? If you're still farming, how did you address them to make the situation more palatable?
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