This is a good article but it got one glaring fact wrong.
I know the facts because we are a farming family and Jimmy Carter was a disaster for farmers despite being a “farmer” himself
The farming crisis didn’t start in the eighties, it started in the seventies under Jimmy Carter.(He was playing at farmer, didn’t earn his living off farming, big difference. Used framing as a tax “write off” )
Gas prices and rationing, price controls(A Nixon product), inflation(Ford)the embargo of the Russian wheat market and a few things else that made the seventies THEN the eighties Hell for farmers.
I suspect the writer starts this in the “eighties” because people link this to the reign of Reagan.
Otherwise. Good article
hmmm. I’ll have to back farther then when digging.