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        The Impact of the 1980s Farm Crisis

        During the farm crisis of the 1980s, thousands of American farmers were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight. This gallery of video clips focuses on the lasting effects of the 1980s Farm Crisis.

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        Overview: 1980s Farm Crisis | 1

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Causes: 1980s Farm Crisis | 2

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        A Lasting Impact: 1980s Farm Crisis | 15

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Impact on Rural Communities: 1980s Farm Crisis | 16

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Federal Policy Changes: 1980s Farm Crisis | 17

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Crisis: 1980s Farm Crisis | 18

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Farm Families are Changed: 1980s Farm Crisis | 19

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Lessons Learned: 1980s Farm Crisis | 20

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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        Farming Today Still Impacted: 1980s Farm Crisis | 21

        This segment is part of the The Farm Crisis documentary, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s. 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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