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Troubled times for Midwestern farmers

The Midwest farm economy faces its worst crisis since the depression. Congress will soon begin crafting a new farm bill to help. Starting today on Page 3, the Monitor examines the nature of the crisis and ways to deal with it. TODAY: Nature of the crisis P.3 TUESDAY: Technology's impact on US farms WEDNESDAY: Farming for world markets THURSDAY: Impact of past farm policies FRIDAY: Future policy directions: looking for solutions -- 30 --{et