Stories in Category "History of Agriculture and Rural America"

Photographer Focuses on Female Farmers

Photographer Focuses on Female Farmers

Photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz noticed how women were not normally included in imagery about farmers. She started taking pictures focusing only on femal....
Recording The Oral Histories Of Those Who Farm

Recording The Oral Histories Of Those Who Farm

Preserving early farming practices through oral histories.
19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as mu....
Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

Bronze sculpture of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is place in the Statuary Hall.
Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis

Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis

Agriculture is changed as a result of the farm crisis and has became what it is today.
2013 in Review

2013 in Review

2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington.
Overview of the Farm Crisis

Overview of the Farm Crisis

The 1980s farm crisis impacts farmers, families, and communities throughout the country.
Causes of the Farm Crisis

Causes of the Farm Crisis

The 1980s farm crisis has a variety of causes, domestically and internationally.
The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture

Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all o....
The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis.
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