1930-1950

Timeline created by Logen Smith
  • The Market Crash

    The Market Crash
    During the Great Depression, the Brushel for every corn or wheat dropped by more than 25 percent in one year. This caused many farms to not be able to buy things to help their farms or feed their families. On top of all of this, there were droughts in areas so the crops would die, making them loose even more money on top of the prices going down.
  • Adapting

    Adapting
    As farmers deal with a drop on price for crops and meat, rodents are eating their crops. Farmers had found a plant that is able to poison rodents such as rats, and eventually killing them.
  • Solving a way around erosion

    The USDA had given a way for farmers that if they changed the way they farmed, it could help them evade erosion and have a better chance of the crop growing.
  • Farm Credit Administration

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the one to create the Executive order with the Farm Credit Administration. This would provide farmers with small loan payments.
  • Dust bowls

    Dust bowls would sweep the rich soil from farmlands and make it so the farmers could not grow and crops. These dust storms were often in states In the West.
  • Population of Agriculture

    US Population in the 1930's was around 122,775,046. 30.4 million of those people were farmers. One farmer supplies for 9.8 people.
    US Population in the 1940's was 131,820,000. 30.8 million people were farmers. One farmer supplied for 10.7 people.
  • Droughts and Depression

    Even though farmers would experiment on different agricultural methods for crops and cattle, nothing seemed to work in helping them get out of the hole that they were in for a long time.
  • The food to win the war

    During WWII, the United States Department of Agriculture was assigned to find conservatives and to increase research on agriculture to acquire proper vital defense needs against the enemy.
  • The home front of farming

    By the end of 1942 farm labor was becoming scarce and it was very hectic. The troops on the countryside that were called "Shock Troops" made a major difference in the war.
  • Post war boom

    After the war, places like asia and europe were torn and needed food. America had made it their job to feed people even if they weren't from America.
  • The Marshall plan

    Henry A. Wallace had once said the "Moral responsibility to feed the hungry people of the world."The United States had sent millions of tons of food to prevent people from being famine.
  • Early farm bills

    Two agricultural acts were passed at the end of this era. One being the Agricultural act of 1948 and the other being the Agricultural act of 1949.