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Description:

Fueled by economic pressure to maximize crop yields and government incentives to produce only one type of crop, contemporary American farmers have been facing a crisis reminiscent of one that hit the Great Plains in the 1930s. This video segment explains why more and more farmers are opting for sustainable, organic farming practices to help preserve the valuable topsoil that they rely on for their livelihoods, and that society relies on for a continuing supply of grains and produce. The segment is three minutes six seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Agriculture
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Education,Science -- Earth science,Early Elementary,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110503233044198T,Elementary School,General Public,Science -- Instructional issues,Geoscience,Science -- Agriculture,NSDL

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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