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Wartime farming on the southern Great Plains.

Wartime farming on the southern Great Plains.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Farm management -- Southwestern States.,
  • Soil conservation -- Southwestern States.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesMiscellaneous publication / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 496, Miscellaneous publication (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 496.
    ContributionsUnited States. Soil Conservation Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[10] p. :
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22995709M

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      "DeLay's War of a Thousand Deserts begins with a long-neglected question: what role did Indian Nations of the Southern Plains—Comanches, Kiowas, Apaches—play in the era of the U.S.-Mexican War? His answers sweep across the borderlands in stories of violence, trauma, and the devastating cultural effects of endemic warfare on indigenous and Mexican . The combination of the government programs and the nation's involvement in World War II laid the basis for a major shift in the structure of Texas agriculture. First, farm tenancy declined from 60 percent of the state's farm operators in to percent fifteen years later, as some landowners took advantage of government checks and cheap credit to replace tenants with .

    The Plains bison (Bison bison bison) is one of two subspecies/ecotypes of the American bison, the other being the wood bison (B. b. athabascae). A natural population of Plains bison survives in Yellowstone National Park (the Yellowstone Park bison herd consisting of about 3, bison) and multiple smaller reintroduced herds of bison in many places within America's Great Plains Family: Bovidae. Farming in the s on the Great Plains was perhaps the most difficult occupation in the world. Farmers not only faced a global economic slow down of historic proportions, but they also faced one of the worst and longest droughts in America's history. People around the world had no money to buy the crops and animals that farmers produced, and.


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Wartime farming means conservation farming --There is much to be done, but a Wartime farming on the southern Great Plains. book start has been made --Greater production depends on more and better conservation --Simple practices can be applied at once --More difficult problems require greater care --Any farmer or rancher can start these good management practices now --Complex practics that may require the help of.

Wartime Farm is a book that closely looks into a lesser known aspect of WWII farming on the home front. Whether it is through recipes, do it yourself projects, historical photos and documents, or pictures from the television series, the pages convey the tumultuous time period the Brits tenaciously fought through/5(13).

This is the story of Lawrence Svobida, a Kansas wheat farmer who fought searing drought, wind, erosion, and economic hard times in the Dust Bowl. It is a vivid account by a farmer who pitted his physical strength, mental faculties, and financial resources against the environment as nature wreaked havoc across the southern Great by: 3.

The North Great Plains --Conservation farming is efficient farming --Here are some of the things plainsmen are doing to insure good crops, maintain good grazing land, and prevent erosion --A good farmer is a good manager --These men are producing "food for freedom.

In terms of the historical literature on Great Plains agriculture, Cunfer provides a middle ground between the progressive and the declensionist approaches.

Webb () asserted the popular Turnerian claim that the physical endowments of the Great Plains forced farmers to adapt. Then as now, water and water rights were of vital importance on the Great Plains.

Webb discusses agriculture and irrigation, and looks at laws and customs that were eventually implemented to govern the use of water. The book is outdated in this section, as it was written before the Ogallala Aquifer was in wide use to irrigate the by: During the war, the farm labor shortage became serious across the Great Plains.

Farmers could not compete with defense industry wages, and the military took away many of their sons and hired hands. The construction of military bases and employment at the bomber and ordnance plants, airbases, ammunition depots. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico.

This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European rivals in military prowess, political prestige, economic power, commercial reach, and. True or False: A homestead unit of acres was too small for grain farming on the Great Plains.

True White arrivals to the West in the post-Civil War era found all of the following ethnic and racial groups already living there EXCEPT. The Great Plains is a book so important that it stands multiple readings, ever more critical, over time. In the current re-read I have progressed only to the chapter on the cattle kingdom, but already I have posted Early last year I commenced a re-read of Webb, for the umpteenth time/5.

Thus, to the farmer, it made sense to turn every inch of the Southern Plains into profit. During the war, the land produced millions and millions of bushels of wheat and corn, which helped to feed America as well as numerous nations overseas.

The farming practices that made the plains so productive were beginning to take a toll on the land. FALL VOL. 33/ No. Essay: The Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize R.M. Joeckel Making War on Jupiter Pluvius: The Culture and Science of Rainmaking in the Southern Great Plains,Michael R.

Whitaker, Key Words: Robert Dyrenforth, pathological science, pluviculture, popular science, C.W. Post, weather modification, Western.

Main Title: Growing fruits and nuts in the southern Great Plains. Added Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no. Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)Cited by: 1. After World War II, the pivotal event in twentieth-century American history, life both at home and abroad seemed more complex and more dangerous than ever before.

The political, economic, and social changes wrought by the war, such as the centralization and regulation of economic affairs by the federal government, new roles for women and minorities in American life, and. In the mid s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history.

Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between and tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms.

Ornamental hedges for the southern Great Plains. One of 1, books in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United : E.

Johnson. The Farming Problem. Years of plowing and planting left soil depleted and weak. As a result, clouds of dust fell like brown snow over the Great Plains.

Farmers faced tough times. While most Americans enjoyed relative prosperity for most of the s, the Great Depression for the American farmer really began after World War I. Much of the. Southern members of Congress had resisted the scheme because they preferred a Great Plains open to slavery.

So when southerners withdrew to their own, Confederate, congress, Yankee ambition was finally realized. By coincidence, a thirty-year-long Union war against Plains Indians began the same year. The Dust Bowl was the name given to the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a dry period in the s.

As high winds and choking. During the next few years, with the coming of World War II, the country is pulled out of the Depression and the plains once again become golden with wheat. Name the five states that where affected the most. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.

The images are indelible, captured in novels, history books, songs and old black-and-white photographs. During the mids, as Americans were trying to claw their way out of the depths of the Great Depression a severe drought triggered massive dust storms out of the plowed fields of the southern Great Plains.

When wheat prices rose during World War I, homesteaders descended on the southern Great Plains and began plowing up the native grasses that had historically held the soil in d on by Author: Jesse Greenspan.Geography.

The Eastern Plains are part of the High Plains, which are the westernmost portion of the Great region is characterized by mostly rolling plains, divided by the South Platte River and Arkansas River valleys. There are also several deciduous forests, canyons, buttes, and a few large natural lakes and rivers throughout the region.

The Eastern Plains rise from .