VIDEOS 2013

Nahant Marsh Comeback
Jun 22, 2013 | 00:07:08

Learn how a toxic wetland in eastern Iowa became an environmental rallying point for an eastern Iowa community and a safe haven for wildlife.

Apr 19, 2013 | 4 min

In Iowa's northeast corner there is an effort underway to expand the population of a unique game bird, the ruffed grouse.

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:05:46

Advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis.

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:02:12

Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues.

Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:07:14

Breaking under the stress of losing their farms, some farmers turn to suicide while others turn their rage on others committing murder during the farm...

The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:03:29

Communities face deep rifts because of the farm crisis, especially between farmers and their lenders.

The Farm Crisis Has a Lasting Impact
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:05:46

The farm crisis hit farm families hard and has a lasting impact on their future.

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:02:05

Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all...

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis.

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis
Jul 1, 2013 | 00:04:06

Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom.