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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 164–186.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., but the Victory Farm Volunteers, a program of the federal US Crop Corps, have been largely overlooked, despite the numbers of urban youth who participated. This study examines the program as it was carried out in the states of the Great Plains, particularly its relationship to 4-H and its impact on farm...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... The caution concerning the use of fertilizers soon gave way to enthusiasm, but experiment station bulletins reflected a continuing concern about the use of poisons. Nevertheless, in 1907 Ernest Walker s forty-page contribution to that year s bulletin, Notes on Spraying and Suggestions for Combatting Crop...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (4): 823–824.
Published: 01 October 2000
... Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1999. 850 pp., $185.00, hardback, ISBN 0-471-18045-9. Historians will benefit from use of this work even though it is a textbook for agricultural students of crop science. Editors C. Wayne Smith and J. Tom Cothren of the Texas A&M University Crop Science Department have amassed...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 208–219.
Published: 01 April 2002
... to "the proper and wise use of the riches that nature has given to this West Coast." In rhetoric that may have alarmed some of his contemporaries, the BPA official outlined the ground rules for future development: "Our streams must continue to flow pure and undefiled; our forests must become an everlasting crop...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 500–502.
Published: 01 July 2020
...David B. Danbom Legacies of Dust: Land Use and Labor on the Colorado Plains . By Douglas Sheflin . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2019 . 426 pp., $55.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8032-8553-8. © 2020 Agricultural History Society 2020 500 Agricultural History and country...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 154–171.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., and the multiple-use idea did not reach full bloom until the New Deal. Congress and the Army Corps of Engineers opposed coordinated water planning, Hays argued. The Corps refused to look beyond navigation and flood control, and it religiously followed a "levees only" approach to water management. On the other hand...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 633–658.
Published: 01 October 2021
...)” Antipode 49, no. 4 (2017): 997-1014; Clark, “Coercion and Contracts at the Margins: Deportable Labor and the Laws of Employment Termination under US Capitalism (1942-2015),” Law and Social Inquiry 43, no. 3 (Summer 2018): 618-46; Verónica Martínez-Matsuda, “For Labor and Democracy: The Farm Security...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (2): 290–292.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the evolution of railroads in China, Elisabeth Köll uses her perspective as a business historian to explore the role of railroads as business institutions and administrative units rather than cultural ones. The Chinese embraced rail technology with great pragmatism. From the Qing Dynasty s last decades...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 260–271.
Published: 01 April 2002
... the Corps of Engineers began considering the Optima project, they discovered that the inadequate maps that had been used and the survey that had been made were in error as to the possible capacity of the reservoir. They believed it would be inadequate to control floods originating above the dam site...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (3): 391–419.
Published: 01 July 2003
... of the water they used, while 70 percent of the profit they received from crops came from federal water subsidies.20 As the historian Donald Worster has noted, the 1982 law tacitly acknowledged that the economic marketplace, not govern? ment, should determine the size of farms and how wealth would be distrib...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (1): 36–69.
Published: 01 January 2007
... not harvestany crops due to watershortages.JuanEnas told Southworthin 1914 thatseepage water was poor forvegetable crops but "we feltobliged to use it anywayin 48 2007 AbandonedLittlbeyLittle orderto keep our familiesalive." Southworthestimated2,761 acres in cultivationor havingbeen in cultivationin...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 April 2008
... include housework, farmwork, field crops, and livestock.Most of the sixty-four interviewees lived in the central or eastern part of the state and, as the title indicates, owned their land. Food andEverydayLife isverystraightforwaarnddquitedescriptivBe.y using thewords of the oral history interviewees...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (2): 173–192.
Published: 01 April 2005
... in three days and did not need to be constantly watered and fed. Moreover, mechanized farmers no longer had to set aside acres for pasturage or corrals and could use more land for marketable crops. All told, the number of tractors on Washington and Idaho farms more than doubled from 1930 to 1940...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (4): 493–519.
Published: 01 October 2011
... Apr. 8, 2011); T. U. Taylor , Irrigation Systems of Texas ( Washington, DC : GPO , 1902 ); Morgan , History of Wichita Falls , 72 . 20. Taylor , Irrigation Systems , 79 ; Meeting Minutes, Mar. 4 , Oct. 28 , 1913 , WFCC, SWC; US Corps Of Engineers, Flood Plain...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (3): 314–367.
Published: 01 July 2013
... was devised to regulate both cattle and sheep herds. The secretary of agriculture allowed use of the forage crop of the reserves as fully as the proper care and protection of the forests and the water supply permit. As Steen writes, Grazing, the rangers were reminded, could be forbidden if damage...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (1): 55–77.
Published: 01 January 2012
... provisions Secretary Freeman had introduced at the White House Conference on Conservation. Title I of the Food and Agriculture Act, Land-Use Adjustment, authorized alternatives to crop production for agricultural land use, such as recreation, and Title IV, General Provisions, explicitly authorized credit...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2018
... masculinity. Visual images designed to persuade young men to stay on the farm echoed the iconography intended to recruit men into the military. Wartime propaganda portrayed both the ideal serviceman and the ideal farmer as white, muscular, and ready to use his powerful body to fight the war on the battlefield...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of the bracero program required the use of mechanical cottonpickers, which made growing cotton prohibitive. The farmers then replaced cotton with sorghum, an ideal crop in the drylands district of the region. Rodolfo's son, Omar J. Garza asserts that until the early 1980s the agriculturists in those districts...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (3): 378–380.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., and the post-Civil War period when the US Corps of Engineers undertook a number of federal projects to keep waterways clear. Once prepared, the major streams enjoyed a successful run with steam commerce, which, in offering increased access to global markets, encouraged the sugar industry, above all, in its...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 557–581.
Published: 01 October 2003
... in a bumper-crop season, since processors could always turn extra oranges into concentrate to be stored for future use. The magic wand of concentrate technology had turned an industry bedeviled by the evil stepmother of uncertain profits into one wearing the glass slippers of permanent success. For leaders...