The Forgotten Farmer

Last year rural Sac County, Iowa, experienced three bank failures. In the county seat, of Odenbolt (population 1,300), 12 businesses closed, church attendance and collections were down, as were school enrollments which have now declined 7 percent since 1982. Also in 1985 more than 40 Sac County farms were lost to foreclosure, with another 120 in immediate danger.

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