A Lasting Impact (15) | 1980s Farm Crisis

A Lasting Impact (15) | 1980s Farm Crisis
A Lasting Impact (15) | 1980s Farm Crisis
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The farm crisis hit farm families hard and has a lasting impact on the future of commercial farming in America. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

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