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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 531–552.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Wayne Anderson Abstract The 1980s Farm Crisis began receiving national attention in the middle of the decade in large part because of Hollywood films such as Country and the star-studded Farm Aid concert. However, religious leaders and organizations had already started to warn of an impending...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 512–530.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Pamela Riney-Kehrberg Abstract The Farm Crisis of the 1980s was not just an economic crisis, but an identity crisis for the two-thirds of Iowa farm families that risked losing their livelihoods. Confronted with a situation that was well outside of their control, they sent thousands of letters...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 487–511.
Published: 01 November 2022
... networks, white supremacist militants, corporate sponsors, a millionaire benefactor, and even the Atlanta Falcons in the ultimately successful attempt to save his farm. Lorick's story serves as a point of departure to assert that the Farm Crisis facilitated the convergence of anti-federal and federal...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 580–593.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Cheryl Tevis Abstract In 1979 the author of this article was hired to write for Successful Farming , a national magazine founded in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1902. This led to a privileged, front-row-seat perspective on the lead-up to the 1980s Farm Crisis, the depth of the financial turmoil, and its...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (2): 141–165.
Published: 01 April 2010
... revitalization that lay in new connections between the countryside and the city. In the early twentieth century, as long-settled families departed for urban employment, European immigrant families escaping the mines and mills bought abandoned farms. Motorized transport enabled farming families to send household...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (4): 706–708.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Mark Friedberger mark.friedberger@gmail.com When a Dream Dies: Agriculture, Iowa, and the Farm Crisis of the 1980s . By Pamela Riney-Kehrberg . Lawrence : University Press of Kansas , 2022 . 304 pp., $39.95 , hardcover, ISBN 9780700633555 . Copyright © 2023...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 366–380.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Barry J. Barnett Copyright 2000 Agricultural History Society 2000 [Footnotes] 1 Mark Friedberger , " Women Advocates in the Iowa Farm Crisis of the 1980s ," Agricultural History 67 (Spring 1993 ): 224 -34 3 John Kenneth Gailbraith , Economies in Perspective...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 553–579.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Paul Lasley; David Ostendorf Abstract The coauthors recount their observations and experiences in addressing the Farm Crisis throughout the 1980s. Their experiences highlight the challenges of rapid socioeconomic changes, the growing concentration of economic power, and the restructuring...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Crisis, a proliferation of new masculinities, second-wave feminism, a growing number of women farm operators, and a new identity as a beleaguered minority. By boosting the size and stature of farm men, advertisers reassured farmers that even during a period of rapid social and cultural change and one...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
... these communities in the wake of the farm crisis in the early 1990s. For a multitude of reasons, the long-term experiences of the communities often bore very little relation to the predictions made in the 1940s. This article discusses a planned project to re-examine one of these small places, Irwin, Iowa, in order...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (4): 540–559.
Published: 01 October 2011
.... The onset of vigorous dust storms in the early 1930s followed a population boom and coincided with the advent of Franklin Roosevelt s reformist New Deal administration. Alert to structural problems in the farm economy and prepared to bring expanding federal powers and funds to bear on the farm crisis in all...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 609–615.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., attending law school at New York University and launching a career at the Federal Trade Commission. But sympathy for the plight of struggling farmers ultimately brought her back to her home state. She sacrificed her home and career to save North Dakota farmers during the 1980s Farm Crisis. In her riveting...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (4): 437–459.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Pamela Riney-Kehrberg Abstract In the early years of the twentieth century, rural America faced a population crisis as young people increasingly left farms for cities. Progressive reformers responded to this crisis with various suggestions meant to more firmly attach youngsters to their rural roots...
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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (2): 187–222.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of a national farm crisis in the 1980s, anxieties about demographic changes and farm decline in the region could be expressed through talking about lost, best farms. At the same time, these farms could stand symbolically as a motivation for farmers to organize against water quality regulations in the 1990s...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 512–540.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Christopher W. Shaw Abstract The Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 repudiated the creed of laissez-faire by declaring that government had a responsibility to assist ordinary citizens economically. Farmers had made affordable credit a political issue well before the Panic of 1907 thrust banking reform...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (3): 104–127.
Published: 01 July 2012
... during the “managed crisis” of the harvest. At the same time, they aggressively pursued business strategies that would regularize production and marketing. However, the commercialization of agriculture made them more vulnerable to boycotts by the United Farm Workers Union, which forced California growers...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 594–608.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Pamela Riney-Kehrberg prinkeh@iastate.edu Copyright © 2022 the Agricultural History Society 2022 P aul lasley and david ostendorf were crucial participants in Iowa's response to the Farm Crisis of the 1980s. Paul Lasley had just finished his PhD and a postdoc in rural sociology...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 525–533.
Published: 01 October 2013
...://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/usda-chief-rural-americabecoming-less-relevant (accessed Jan. 29, 2013). 2. Jane Smiley , Moo: A Novel ( New York : A. A. Knopf , 1995 ). A convenient piece on the 1980s farm crisis is Jason Manning , “The Midwest Farm Crisis of the 1980s,” nd, The Eighties Club, http...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 435–437.
Published: 01 July 2007
..., since the 1980s "farm crisis." But the book did seem tome to be historically informed. That is, to Bell the "farm crisis" ispart of an ongoing tendency inAmerican agriculture that is a century and more old. There is certainly no invoking of an idyllic past here; but equally, there is no simplistic...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 379–416.
Published: 01 August 2022
... colonization of Ethiopia by Italian agriculture, the article also argues for the crucial position of indigenous farming within the colonial project of wheat development. Finally, Ethiopia's environments and its nonhuman actors became essential protagonists in the unfolding of these agricultural plans...