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In this brief article, Harry Umberger, chairman of the Kansas wind erosion committee, contradicts reports circulating in New York City that the Southwest will never be able to produce wheat again. He goes on to describe the reasons for blowing soil and the steps that must be taken to make farming the Dust Bowl a profitable -- yet environmentally stable -- enterprise.

Creator: Kansas City Times
Date: February 25, 1937

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This is another introductory document that could be used to generate discussion about the causes of the Dust Bowl. It discusses such key causes as drought, plowing, etc⦠and also suggests remedies. This could work in tandem with many other documents.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 210662
Call Number: 631 Soil Erosion Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210662

Agriculture - Education - Colleges and universities - Kansas State University - Research and Extension
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Droughts
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Storms - Wind
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Education - Kansas State University Research and Extension
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Soil erosion
Date - 1930s - 1937
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Kansas State Agricultural College
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Soil
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Water
Environment - Weather - Droughts
Environment - Weather - Storms - Wind
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
Places - Cities and towns - Manhattan
Places - Counties - Clark
Places - Counties - Comanche
Places - Counties - Edwards
Places - Counties - Ford
Places - Counties - Grant
Places - Counties - Gray
Places - Counties - Haskell
Places - Counties - Hodgeman
Places - Counties - Kiowa
Places - Counties - Meade
Places - Counties - Morton
Places - Counties - Riley
Places - Counties - Seward
Places - Counties - Stanton
Places - Counties - Stevens
Places - Other States - Missouri - Jackson County - Kansas City
Places - Regions - Southwest Kansas
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929 - 1941
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings

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