D.B.Q Essay Throughout the years, American agriculture has expanded and developed a multitude of ways. It experienced extremely noticeable changes from the years 1865-1900. These changes included involvement of new technology, government policy, and economic conditions in order to deliver positive or negative aftereffects to American agriculture. The information provided by the documents help support the time periods’ changes. As always, the varying time periods throughout history introduce new technology to society. To start off, Document B displays a map of major U.S railroads. This new technology allowed hastier transportation throughout the U.S in general. It connected states that allowed transportation of various foods. For example, California was infamous for the gold rush and branching off in to several different paths for the railroads, but had also provided agricultural products to the country. It shipped things like oranges, pears, and berries that were grown on the small farms in California. Although farming was not as popular as it was in the South or midwest, farmers were still fully capable of making a living by shipping their crops from California. Document D is a display that shows a Wheat Harvest in 1880. However, a new technology can be seen in this picture. It shows a horse drawn wheat combine; the overall information gathered is an example of technology having another positive affect on American agriculture. The horses are able to produce a more rapid and efficient way of harvesting wheat, which in turn, helps the farmers. They are able to provide more crops and receive more money for their lifestyle. Document F, most likely written by an employee for a local newspaper company, had discussed shipping beef and rail lines. This article was most likely written by the company to introduce the nations’ relatively new way of shipping canned meat. It discusses the use of shipping food East, resulting in a positive effect from technology. Although it does not discuss farming or any direct agriculture, it still supports that the rail lines were used to ship various foods, which do include crops, not just meat. Many of the rail lines in the mid west and west had a several amount of crops loaded on them to be shipped through the states. It briefly describes its’ spread throughout the country as the West was leading the shipping industry at the time. Overall, the effects of technology on American agriculture resulted in positive effects that helped the nation build its’ power. Secondly, the government had a major effect to American agriculture in several ways. A Prairie farmer, who seems to be neutral in the Illinois laws of freight rates, wrote document C. He/she seems to have no blatant or biased standpoint on the current situation at hand. The document is discussing freight rates and the railroads opposing limited freight rates. Freight rates are the cost of shipping cargo depending on method, product, etc. This is similar to modern-day shipping. The Supreme Court ruled over the Patrons, resulting in a unique state having such laws to limit freight rates. This is understandable due to the overwhelming products constantly going back and forth, as the prices can vary and change vastly. Limited freight rates help limit this wide gap and equal the factors out. Document I is a biased document from a state magazine designed to sway readers in to supporting more land for American homesteaders. The document was most likely written by someone with farming experience, friends or family engaged in farming, or is extremely patriotic to support a growing nation. It is saying that the Natives are fed and herded in to large areas. However, the areas should be more enclosed and not harm an average homesteader based on people who are not engaged with the U.S farming system. At the time, Natives were not always welcomed in to society. Natives were treated poorly with harsh laws thrown upon them by the U.S government. The local…
Food and Farming
December 12, 2011
There are many different types of farming methods that are used today, all of which have diverse positives and negatives. As Secretary of the Department of Agriculture I am designing a new program that combines the best points of two existing programs. These two programs, factory farming and organic farming, when united can create a more sustainable and ethical way of farming. Added guidelines, precautions, and laws…
The 'Temporary Agriculture' Worker Visa
“When we drive around farm country we sometime see people working in fields. People who may not look like us. They are very anonymous. We don’t really know much about them. We don’t really think about them. But I think we should be thinking, ‘Who are these people? Why are they here? What are they doing? What are their working conditions like? And this apple that I’m eating today that was in my lunch bag — how did it get to me?’ ” (Pietropaolo, 2009)…
supply based on unmonitored, inadequate, hit-or-miss surveys and non-existent followups.” (Deville 60).
The history of organic begins with the starting grounds of agriculture. The term itself ‘organic’ was coined within the book Look to the Land in 1939 in which the stated that the “farm as an organism”. It was because of an agriculture movement with the introduction to hybrid seeds, gas-powered tractors, and nitrogen fertilizer that the term was coined. It wasn’t until World War II in which the conventions…
rates, low per capita income, and insufficient monetary investment in agricultural production. In addition to the above-mentioned factors, poor distribution of available food contributes to starvation in many areas. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that by 2009 food consumption in 30 of 67 developing countries is likely to lag behind minimal nutritional standards. While food distribution is expected to improve in many developing regions, poor distribution of food to these 30 countries…
AP Human Geography
Chapter 11: Agriculture
Field Note: Changing Greens
Read pages (Black Book: 328-330 / Red Book: 349-351) and answer the following questions.
1. How did Roundup Ready soybeans change where soybeans are grown?
The soybeans can now be grown in more arid places
2. How has organic agriculture grown in the US?
Twenty percent since 1980 from 200 million to 1.5 billion in 1990 to 10 billion in 2003
3. Where are organic foods grown and…
One face of agriculture that we see scattered throughout the new today is that of
genetically modified foods.This has an impact on many different aspects of the agriculture
world. From the seed dealer, to the farmer that buy the seed, to be elevator that the farmer
sell to; all the effected by new technologies that are involved in this part of production
The one way of changes are by modernization…
the growing global population we will need to produce 60 per cent more food by the middle of this century. That is a challenge that cannot be taken too lightly given the increased competition for ever scarcer land and water. To compound matters, agriculture is under great pressure to increase its sustainability.
The solutions are, as always, complicated, mired in economic, political and social wrangling. But one thing is apparent: technology has a key role to play. Engineering is often overlooked…
birthday parties, horseback riding, horse boarding, photo shoots and food preservation classes. Their horseback riding and other classes are year round and all done on the farm. They also have summer camp that teaches campers the importance of agriculture. Campers learn about farm life and work with large and small animals understanding what it takes & how to care for them. However, the farm’s main operation is beef cattle. From selling and breeding, Tap Root Farm ensures its customers the satisfaction…
impossibility but it is quickly becoming our reality. The disappearance of honey bees means the loss of hundreds for foods that we enjoy on a daily bases. “Beemageddon”, as some are calling it, could cause the collapse of the 200 billion dollar agriculture industry, since more than 100 US crops rely on honey bees to pollinate them,” (USDA Office of Communications , 2013
For centuries mankind has used farming to help nourish its populations. Humanity has relied on the Earth to provide, time and time…