Government Programs Caused Decline in Farm Diversity
Bill Clausen>NIU Collection>NIU Collection, Segment 6
- CHANGES IN FARM BUSINESS
- Mr. Clausen notes loss of diversity in farming from 1940s & 1950s to today. In past farmers in DeKalb raised corn, wheat, etc., had cattle, chickens, etc. Government programs encouraged growing cash crops so most farmers got out of livestock.