By Julie Kerr Casper

Explores some of the most vital makes use of of the land: the creation of agriculture. This publication is helping readers research that farms and ranches produce even more than foodstuff; yet scientists, farmers, ranchers, and different landowners have not solved conservation difficulties - but.

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Its focus was on improving farming techniques. The Soil Conservation Act established the Soil Conservation Service (SCS). The chief purpose of this agency was to deal with issues of soil erosion. Bennett was largely responsible for the acceptance of workable soil conservation methods. He played a major role in converting a large part of the Great Plains back to grasslands. ” In its early years, the SCS conducted soil surveys of land around the United States. It also looked at other conservation problems, such as soil salinity control.

They produce more pounds of protein per acre than corn, rice, wheat, or oats. d. 200, but people in North America did not start eating them until they became popular in Europe. Most of the world’s potatoes are grown in Europe, but potatoes are also grown in all 50 states. Potatoes grow best in cool mountain areas. The United States’ biggest potato producer is Idaho; the second biggest is Washington. 5 kg) of potatoes or potato products (such as potato chips and french fries) each year. Apples Apples have been around for 750,000 years, and there are 8,000 varieties of them.

The farmers in the original 13 colonies began to push their way westward to the Great Plains, looking for more land to farm. The American West provided large areas of land for raising crops and livestock, so the expansion westward rapidly continued. Once farmers began to farm the West, they realized that the arid climate (hot and dry) made the use of new, large-scale farming methods necessary. Farmers in the West were able to grow fruit, vegetables, and wheat as well as raise cattle. By 1870, the demands of western farming triggered the fast growth of the farm equipment industry.

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