History of agriculture - Wikipedia
History of agriculture in the United States - Wikipedia
From 1945-1972, the agricultural industry employed more people, and had a greater capital investment and cash flow, than any other industry. Also, with increased demand for herbals and functional foods, South Carolina farmers were examining the possibility of alternative crops, like Echinacea, fever few, St. John’s Wort, as well as raspberries and broccoli.
History of agriculture - New World Encyclopedia
The loss of foreign markets from 1919 to 1940 brought agrarian distress, and farm relief became a political issue. During World War I and World War II, farmers produced heavily to contribute to the war effort, but farm populations began to fall. The invention of machinery meant farmers could produce as much as before, with less labor. The Great Depression of the 1930’s drove many people back to the farm. During World War II, farm commodities were distributed in a new way. Other row crops included soybeans, corn, wheat, peanuts, hay, and a variety of small grains.
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The War Between the States brought problems to South Carolina, at the time, one of the wealthiest states in the country. The export of cotton, rice, tobacco, and sugar practically ceased. Blockade runners and a few privately owned vessels carried cargo to and from neutral ports in the Caribbean, but when the war ended in 1865, scarcely a single plantation was fit for operation. Farmers mortgaged their land so they could farm again. Planters used the sharecropping system: The landowner furnished seed, fertilizer, and supplies, and the sharecroppers—many of whom were former slaves—furnished the labor.
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Farmers began to grow many specialty produce crops, like strawberries and asparagus. As production expanded, so did the demand. Fruit and vegetable markets were developed to supply Chicago, New York, and other large cities. Because of changes in agricultural marketing, and innovations in handling, storing and preserving food, chain food stores appeared.