Government Programs Caused Decline in Farm Diversity

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Government Programs Caused Decline in Farm Diversity,

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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.