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Author Anderson, J. L. (Joseph Leslie), 1966-
Title Industrializing the corn belt : agriculture, technology, and environment, 1945-1972 / J.L. Anderson
Imprint DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2009
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  630.9777 An2387 2009    DUE 08-04-22  -  30500101550237
Descript x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index
Insecticide : time for action -- Herbicide versus weedy the thief -- Fertilizer gives the land a kick -- Feeding chemicals -- Push-button farming -- Making hay the modern way -- From threshing machine to combine -- From corn picker and crib to combine and bin
"Industrializing the Com Belt - based on farm records, cooperative extension reports, USDA publications, oral interviews, trade literature, and agricultural periodicals - offers a fresh look at an important period of revolutionary change in agriculture through the eyes of those who grew the crops, raised the livestock, implemented new technology, and ultimately made the decisions that transformed the nature of the family farm and the Midwestern landscape."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Agricultural innovations -- Iowa -- History
Agricultural productivity -- Iowa -- History
Agriculture -- Iowa -- History
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