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Causes of the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Causes of the Farm Crisis
The 1980s farm crisis has a variety of causes, domestically and internationally. Play Video

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture
Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all of which set the stage for the farm crisis of the 1980s. Play Video

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers
Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis. Play Video

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. Play Video

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. Play Video

Farmers Lose Hope

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Farmers Lose Hope
Farmers and others involved in agriculture quickly lose hope and find themselves in overwhelming debt. Play Video

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions
Politicians and policymakers debate the causes and solutions for the farm crisis. Play Video

Activism During the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Activism During the Farm Crisis
Farmers, politicians, and activists rally around the farm crisis. Play Video

Private Assistance During the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Private Assistance During the Farm Crisis
Rural community groups, clergy, and individuals support struggling farm families. Play Video

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis
Advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis. Play Video

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone
Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues. Play Video

Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder
Breaking under the stress of losing their farms, some farmers turn to suicide while others turn their rage on others committing murder during the farm crisis. Play Video

The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:45 PM

The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities
Communities face deep rifts because of the farm crisis, especially between farmers and their lenders. Play Video

The Farm Crisis Has a Lasting Impact

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:44 PM

The Farm Crisis Has a Lasting Impact
The farm crisis hit farm families hard and has a lasting impact on their future. Play Video

Farm Crisis Impact on Rural Communities

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Farm Crisis Impact on Rural Communities
The farm crisis affects more than farmers as it spreads to small town communities, rural businesses, and even cities where agricultural machinery plants are located. Play Video
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