Always sad to hear. I guess it's the reality of today in many cases. My little town was once the Pekin duck capitol of the entire world. Raised, killed and processed all right here in this little town. My mom picked ducks in the plant for years, and I worked on a couple farms growing up. Last year, the last farm was "forced" to close, because the owners couldn't afford to implement the DEC's demands. Shame.
Always reminds me of Alan Jackson's song about the "little man".
I remember when tat song came out, now it's really happening more and more. A lot of the towns here in Central NY have dried up or are in the process of doing so, even in the college towns such as Morisville (Morisville State College) and Hamilton (Colgate University) as the schools are no longer enough to keep the small businesses afloat.