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        Causes: 1980s Farm Crisis | 2

        The 1980s farm crisis has a variety of causes, domestically and internationally. 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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