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Farming in the s The s were a boon time for many industries but not for all. Britain relied on imports of foreign food to feed its population and when the Germans began to sink merchant ships infood supplies became even more important.
But farming did not do well in the s. US agriculture had expanded during the First World War to sell food to Europe, but afterwards countries returned to growing their own a grain. The expansion had led to over-production and now there was too much food on the market.
Farmers found it more and more difficult to sell their produce. Despite agricultural overproduction and successive attempts in Congress to provide relief, the agricultural economy of the s experienced an ongoing depression.
Large surpluses were accompanied by falling prices at a time when American farmers were burdened by heavy debt.
Between andone in four farms was sold to meet financial obligations and many farmers migrated to urban areas. With one-fifth of the American population making their living on the land, rural poverty was widespread.
So, not everybody was able to participate fully in the emergent consumer economy in American.
Apart from white farmers, African American and immigrants found this decade tough. The situation was made worse by the policy of the US government. If Americans did not buy foreign goods, foreigners would earn less and therefore have less money to spend on US foodstuffs.
The result was a severe agricultural depression. During the s more thanfarmers went bankrupt. Restrictive immigration laws, aided by a resurgence of nativism in America in the s, contributed to an atmosphere hostile to immigrants. The Emergency Quota Act of discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe.
The National Origins Act of completely excluded Japanese and other Asian immigrants and further reduced those admitted from southern and eastern Europe. There was also competition from Canada, which also produced large amounts of weheat. Prohibition hit the production of barley, which was not neeeded for the production of beer and spirits.
So American farmers were over-producing food, and the prices they got were very low.
The worst conditions for farmers were in the South, where farming was the main industry. Few farms had electricity or running water and wages were very low.
Most farms in the south were dependent upon one crop, such as cotton. In the s the price of cotton crashed, as man-made fibers became available. The South was also suffering more and more from dust storms, which blew away the topsoil and destroyed agricultural land.
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