Recently TV, radio, and the printed media have reported the difficult situation facing farm families in Wisconsin
, including the devastating impacts of recent flooding
High costs and low prices are mentioned as major factors
in cattle being sold prematurely, bankruptcies being filed, and farms being sold. All of these can be verified by research and statistics.
What about the mental health and status of the members of farm families? Statistics don’t work quite as well to get the full picture of the multitude of factors, the variability of those factors, and their overall impact on each family member as well as the family as a whole.