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This newspaper article discusses how irrigation helped reverse the effects of the severe drought and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The author tells the story of A. J. "Bunny" Worm, a farmer from Ulysses, Kansas, who has planted bumper crops of onions, cantaloupes, and honeydew melons on irrigated land. Because of his great success, other fruit and vegetable farms have cropped up in Grant, Stevens, and Stanton counties. The article includes images of Worm's irrigation system and his crops.

Creator: Evans, Don
Date: September 15, 1946

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This article would be fun for students to read, and it also demonstrates how crop diversification and irrigation were both techniques that could reverse soil depletion and erosion.

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

Item Number: 210713
Call Number: 630 Agriculture Clippings, v. 4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210713

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