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The Crisis Divides Rural Communities (14) | Farm Crisis

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Rural communities face deep rifts because of the farm crisis, especially between farmers and their lenders. This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, 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.