By Julie Kerr Casper
Explores essentially the most vital makes use of of the land: the creation of agriculture. This e-book is helping readers study that farms and ranches produce even more than nutrition; yet scientists, farmers, ranchers, and different landowners have not solved conservation difficulties - but.
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This is no small task. Sometimes it is hard enough to make decisions about issues affecting the present. It is even harder to plan for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years into the future and to take action for the land’s welfare now. Just as a student who looks toward his or her future and wants to end up with a good career takes preparatory steps to achieve that goal, so too must stewards of the land plan ahead. A student prepares for his or her future career by taking classes in middle school and high school that build a foundation and then continuing on to college and refining the training.
Many people who lived in the Dust Bowl states abandoned their farms and moved away. The Dust Bowl exodus was the largest migration in American history. 5 million people had moved out of the Great Plains. In response to this disaster, the federal government created the Soil Erosion Service (SES) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to recover the land. Many conservation practices were begun, such as replanting the grass, planting tree windbreaks (called shelter belts), crop rotation, contour plowing, and strip plowing.
Concepts of agriculture Another problem with modern farming is that sometimes farmers grow so much grain that they cannot sell it at a profit. Sometimes governments buy it and store it. Governments try to keep the supply and demand balanced so that farmers do not grow too much and lose money or do not grow enough and make food prices rise out of control. It is a challenge to balance food supplies to accommodate surpluses (areas with too much food) and shortages (areas with too little food). Sometimes in developed countries, governments pay farmers a subsidy not to produce too much.