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1980s farm crisis

January 15, 2019
David Glinz, 73, of Jamestown, N.D., was likely North Dakota’s largest grain farmer in 1982, when the farm credit crisis was reaching its apex. His father and brother lost their farms in bankruptcy, and he downsized from 50,000 acres to about 13,000 acres. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
'It was crazy': Farming titan among the survivors of ‘80s crisis
January 15, 2019 - 6:00am
January 7, 2019
Sarah Vogel moved home to Bismarck from Washington, D.C., in 1981. She specialized in helping financially troubled farmers and November 1982 was featured in “Life” magazine, in this photo essay by Grey Villet. Courtesy of Life magazine
Attorney worked to stop foreclosures during ‘80s farm crisis
January 7, 2019 - 6:00am
January 4, 2019
The body of banker Rudolph Blythe lies in the ditch where he was killed by Steven Todd Jenkins on Sept. 29, 1983, north of a Ruthton, Minn., farmstead. Photo courtesy of the Marshall Independent
Amid the 1980s farm crisis, desperate farmer, son murder ag lenders
January 4, 2019 - 6:00am
December 27, 2018
American Energy Farming Systems brochures promoted Jerusalem artichoke crop as highly profitable and easy to grow, neither of which turned out to be true. Photo from “The Great Jerusalem Artichoke Circus”
1980s farm crisis: Jerusalem artichoke miracle crop was a sign
December 27, 2018 - 6:00am
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