'We could lose the whole farm’: How rural America is fighting to stay afloat as Trump’s trade war grinds on
Alfred Krocak came to Minnesota from what is now the Czech Republic and started farming this land in the late 1800s. He followed the rhythms of the seasons and passed on what he knew to his children. The land and hard work sustained generations of Krocaks and all the people who drank millions of gallons of Krocak milk.
Then came last year, and the family had no alternative but to sell off the dairy herd. The debt had become crushing.