The Great Depression had devastating effects in countries rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%.
Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%.
In this story from real life, Llloyd's telling that many farmers in Irma area didn't bother to harvest the autumn of 1929. They sold their cattle for lack of feed.