Breakin', Rakin', & Burnin' Stalk

Winfred Mills>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 15

Breakin', Rakin', & Burnin' Stalk,

duration 01:24

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Mr. Mills describes how they used to clear fields of old stalks in the spring & burn them, while today the machinery cuts stalks up & this has increased organic content of soil. This new method of farming, which came about in the 1920's was promoted by the Farm Bureau.