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Stories by Program: The Farm Crisis

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Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis (#0)

Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Agriculture is changed as a result of the farm crisis and has became what it is today. 02:43 Read More »
Overview of the Farm Crisis (#0)

Overview of the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM

The 1980s farm crisis impacts farmers, families, and communities throughout the country. 02:08 Read More »
Causes of the Farm Crisis (#0)

Causes of the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

The 1980s farm crisis has a variety of causes, domestically and internationally. 04:15 Read More »
The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture (#0)

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

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. 02:05 Read More »
The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers (#0)

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis. 05:30 Read More »
Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis (#0)

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom. 04:06 Read More »
Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis (#0)

Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM

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. 03:34 Read More »
Farmers Lose Hope (#0)

Farmers Lose Hope (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Farmers and others involved in agriculture quickly lose hope and find themselves in overwhelming debt. 05:53 Read More »
Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions (#0)

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Politicians and policymakers debate the causes and solutions for the farm crisis. 03:15 Read More »
Activism During the Farm Crisis (#0)

Activism During the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Farmers, politicians, and activists rally around the farm crisis. 03:43 Read More »
Private Assistance During the Farm Crisis (#0)

Private Assistance During the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Rural community groups, clergy, and individuals support struggling farm families. 04:39 Read More »
Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis (#0)

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis. 05:46 Read More »
The Farm Crisis (Full Program) (#0)

The Farm Crisis (Full Program) (#0)

posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Explore why the farm crisis of the 1980s happened, meet the farm families who struggled and the men and women who fought so long and so loyally to help them, and examine how agriculture changed as a result of the economic crisis. 89:00 Read More »
Farmer's Debts Increase (#0)

Farmer's Debts Increase (#0)

posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

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. 04:17 Read More »

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