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Series
Crisis In Agriculture
Episode
Program on Farm Rally In Ames (Iowa)
Contributing Organization
Iowa Public Television (Johnston, Iowa)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/37-870vtg28
Old Tape Number
41-F-21
NOLA
CIA
Description
A live special from Iowa Public Television covers the "Crisis in Agriculture" farm rally in Ames, Iowa. After reflecting on the 1979 farmer-tractorade protest in Washington D.C., the special covers the national farming rally with commentary. The National Farming Organization spearheaded the event to protest the poor farming economy and to discuss farm reform legislation; the event brought nearly 14,000 farmers from all over the country to hear speakers and meet. The 1980s were a challenging decade for American farmers; high interest rates made it more difficult to borrow the money needed for equipment, land, and seeds. Moreover, prices collapsed after the United States halted massive grain shipments to the Soviet Union in 1980. Small farmers were most vulnerable to these changes and many went out of business. This farming crisis encouraged farmers and rural communities to organize and lobby for farm bills and other measures to improve policy and help struggling farmers.
Created
1985-02-27
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Economics
Politics and Government
Agriculture
Contributor
Randolph, Chet, Guest
Borg, Dean, Host
Rights
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Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:00
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Citation
Chicago: “Crisis In Agriculture; Program on Farm Rally In Ames (Iowa),” 1985-02-27, Iowa Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 22, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_37-870vtg28.
MLA: “Crisis In Agriculture; Program on Farm Rally In Ames (Iowa).” 1985-02-27. Iowa Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 22, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_37-870vtg28>.
APA: Crisis In Agriculture; Program on Farm Rally In Ames (Iowa). Boston, MA: Iowa Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_37-870vtg28