Iowa Public Television

 

Stories Tagged "interest rates"

Displaying 1 to 3 of 3 results.

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis
Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom. Full Story

Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis
Changes in federal policy and international politics in the 1970s result in higher interest rates, increased agricultural commodity supply, and usher in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Full Story

Farmer's Debts Increase

posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Farmer's Debts Increase
Farmers problems increase during the late 1970s and through the 1980s as interest rates continue to skyrocket, land prices plummet, and farmers find themselves over-leveraged. Full Story

Displaying 1 to 3 of 3 results.