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“DUST STORM APPROACHING ROLLA, KANSAS.” Circa May 1935. Just like democracy,…

“DUST STORM APPROACHING ROLLA, KANSAS.” Circa May 1935. Just like democracy, agriculture is a fragile system.
Agriculture is undeniably reliant for success and sustainability on wisdom, sunshine and water. A shortage of precipitation can trigger a chain reaction of failed crops leaving soil unprotected and subject to weather-driven displacement which exponentially exacerbates the dilemma.
In 1933 Walter Clay Lowdermilk became a leader in FDR’s newly christened ‘USDA – Soil Conservation Service’ in the depths of the Great Depression. Lowdermilk’s work, ‘Conquest of the Land Through 7,000 years’ was completed in 1939 and to this day remains a landmark work which makes the direct connection between the survival of civilization and taking good care of the soil. Caleb, Megan & Jim https://books.google.com/books?id=9uMXwS9oueIC&source=gbs_book_other_versions



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