Year: 1985 Source: APA Monitor, v.16, no.4, (April 1985), p.1, 26-27, 38 SIEC No: 19960140

Caught in the panic of rising interest rates, falling prices & anxious bankers, about 40% of Iowa farmers are expected to lose their farms. Suicide & violence are real threats for many of these proud farmers. Farm crisis outreach programs designed to educate, identify & treat those affected by the current hard times are described. The ASSIST program helps families deal with financial adjustments. A hotline called “Rural Concern” provides information on financial, legal & personal problems.