Starting Out in the Great Depression: Hired Hands, Corn Prices, & Capital

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Starting Out in the Great Depression: Hired Hands, Corn Prices, & Capital,

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FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Began farming in Depression; father, brother, & Luke farmed 400 acres by hand & with horses. 250 acres of corn picked by hand. Hired 3 men for $1/day plus dinner. Some corn went into corn cribs & some hauled to cattle yards in Kirkland & sold for 16 cents bushel. Started with inventory of $2100 to farm 400 acres.