problems for farmers in the 1920s

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  • Problems for farmers in the 1920's
    • cotton/wool: demand reduced because of fashion
    • Farm workers wanted more moeny
    • taxes increased to build good roads
    • Growth of car/tractor industry: fall in demand for hay and oats-fewer animals needed
    • Synthetic materials such as rayon developed
    • Dust storms destroyed land
    • Increase in freight costs
    • Prohibition caused barley and grape production to decline


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