The Plow that Broke the Plains

Kansas State University

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This thirties era US Government film from Kansas State University chronicles the boom and bust agriculture on the High Plains. The first section of the film is devoted to the establishment of mechanized agriculture and how it contributed to crop productivity gains. The final section of the film recounts bleak dust bowl conditions, including the migration of displaced farmers.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Biosphere, Earth surface