Farming in 1920 America

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  • Farming in 1920 America
    • farmers struggled against competition from highly efficient Canadian wheat producers
    • Government did very little to help
    • Many farmers borrowed money, in hope to expand land
      • 2/3 of farmers were working at a loss
    • 60% operated at loss
    • 1924 tried to pass Act to sell things aboard cheap, never passed
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    • Farming in 1920 America
      • farmers struggled against competition from highly efficient Canadian wheat producers
      • Government did very little to help
      • Many farmers borrowed money, in hope to expand land
        • 2/3 of farmers were working at a loss
      • 60% operated at loss
      • 1924 tried to pass Act to sell things aboard cheap, never passed
  • Higher living standards more meat
    • Less need for cereals
  • 'Food will win the war'
    • Prohibition cut the demand for grain
      • Situation was bad in south, depended on single crops
        • After War demand fell masssively
          • Farmers producing more than needed
            • After War demand fell masssively
            • More tractors being used less need for horses

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