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        Rural Advocacy Groups: 1980s Farm Crisis | 12

        Rural advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis during the 1980's. 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.

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        Contributor: Iowa Public Television

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