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1600's
Many farmers (96%)
Subsistence Agriculture
1700's
New Ag Developments
New Mechanics
Further Land Development
1800's
Morill Land Grant(A&M School)
Government Help
Education
1910's
Land Banks
Good Production
31% of Labor
1920's
Overproduction
Stock Market Crash (29)
Social and Work Programs
CCC and WPA
1930's
Dust Bowl
Ag Adjustment Act
Roosevelt
Taxes on Commodities
Cash Relief for Farmers
1940's
World War I
Women in Control of Farms
1950's
12.2% of Labor
Food Stamps
4-Wheel Drive
Starvation Scare (GI's back)
1960's
Chemical and Fertilizers
Agriculture Good
Good Access to Capital
Expansion
1970's
Farmers 4.6% of Labor
Large Scale Production
High Commodity Prices
Land and Interest Rates Soar
1980's
Getting Back on Feet
Bankruptcy, Forclosure, Etc.
Land High, Overproduction
No-Till Farming Popular
1990's
NAFTA
GPS Adapted to Agriculture
Mergers and Integration
Up and Down for most
Biotechnology Examples
Pest Resistent
Animal Clones
Human Skin Grafts and Medical
Golden Rice and Safe Tobacco
Biotechnology Reasons
Feed Population
Unblemished Products
Low-Cost Food
Safe Fruit/Meat/Food
Biodiesel
Soybeans
B20 Most Common
Ethanol
Corn, Sugar Cane, etc.
Availability Problems
Renewable
Flexible Fuel Vehicle (Leaf)
Other Alternative Energyf
Electric
Hydrogen
Methane
Solar
Wind
USDA
1862-President Lincoln Est.
"People's Department"
-Distribute Seed
-Gather and Distribute Info
Ag Adjustment Act
1933 Roosevelt Administration
Paid to Produce and not to
Raise Prices (Commod. Scarce)
Raised Money from Taxes
Green Revolution
1950's-1960's
New Variety (Genetics, Fert-
ilizer, Tech, Pesticides)
World Wide Boom
Targeted Mexico and Brazil
Jefferson
Small Tracts of Land (Cheap)
Equal Opportunity
Promote Subsistence Farming
Won in Long Run
Hamilton
Large Tracts (Like Europe)
Wealthy Only
Maximize Profit for Govt.
Plantation Style
Land Development
Hamlet-Pie Shaped
Plantation-Large, Slaves
Western U.S.-640 Acre Squares