02/25/2011 02:17 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Divorces On The Farm: Most Common Reasons

Farmers tend to have fewer divorces than the general population. The positive reasons have to do with solid religious values, community and social support and family togetherness prevalent among farm families.

There are practical considerations, too. The economics of divorce is costly in terms of dividing non-liquid farm assets that may jeopardize the viability of the farming operation. Keeping the family farm for the next generation also adds to the level of commitment.

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