American Cultures 3-5 Agricultural Struggle

American Cultures 3-5 Agricultural Struggle

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  • In the 1920s farmers had been over producing since World War I.
  • Thank you for the food but our nation doesn't have enough money to re-pay you
  • There was major production during the war because European production was greatly disrupted and the United States needed to supply its European allies with food.
  • The use of machinery improved farm technology. Tractors replaced horses and mules. American agriculture employed 25 to 30 percent of the U.S. workforce in the 1920s.
  • Those people don't matter they never made money anyway
  • Sir the farmers could really use our help
  • Many of the European nations were troubled with postwar economic problems, so even though they still needed some U.S. food, they had no money to purchase it.
  • Farmers were still producing 800,000 bushels of wheat a year in 1930, and they were generally growing more crops of various kinds than they could sell.
  • Our barn and silo is nearly full of wheat not many people are buying product
  • President Calvin Coolidge took little interest in the farmers' problems. He dismissed the difficulties, saying that farmers never made money.
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