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

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

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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 March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues. 02:12 Read More »
Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder (#0)

Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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. 07:14 Read More »
The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities (#0)

The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Communities face deep rifts because of the farm crisis, especially between farmers and their lenders. 03:29 Read More »
The Farm Crisis Has a Lasting Impact (#0)

The Farm Crisis Has a Lasting Impact (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

The farm crisis hit farm families hard and has a lasting impact on their future. 05:46 Read More »
Farm Crisis Impact on Rural Communities (#0)

Farm Crisis Impact on Rural Communities (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

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. 03:40 Read More »
Federal Policy Changes During the Farm Crisis (#0)

Federal Policy Changes During the Farm Crisis (#0)

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

New agricultural policy is developed and existing policy changed during the 1980s in reaction to the farm crisis. 03:27 Read More »
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