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The Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers (4) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis. 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.

Farming Today Still Impacted (21) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Farming today is still impacted by the 1980s farm crisis. 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.

Private Assistance (11) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Rural community groups, clergy, and individuals support struggling farm families. 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.

Farm Families are Changed (19) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Farmers and their families are forever changed as a result of the farm crisis. 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.

Farmers Battle Alone (13) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues. 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.

Lessons Learned (20) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Many lessons are learned from the farm crisis of the 1980s, while those lessons not learned leave open the possibilities of those events repeating. 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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