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        The 1980s Farm Crisis (Complete Documentary)

        The Farm Crisis documentary 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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        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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        The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture: 1980s Farm Crisis | 3

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

        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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        Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the Crisis: 1980s Farm Crisis | 5

        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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        Factors Leading to the Crisis: 1980s Farm Crisis | 6

        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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        Farmers' Debts Increase: 1980s Farm Crisis | 7

        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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        Farmers Lose Hope: 1980s Farm Crisis | 8

        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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        Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions: 1980s Farm Crisis | 9

        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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        Activism: 1980s Farm Crisis | 10

        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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        Private Assistance: 1980s Farm Crisis | 11

        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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        Rural Advocacy Groups: 1980s Farm Crisis | 12

        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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        Farmers Battle Alone: 1980s Farm Crisis | 13

        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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        The Crisis Divides Rural Communities: 1980s Farm Crisis | 14

        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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