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Why did Agriculture not share in the 1920'S boom?

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Why did Agriculture not share in the boom? In the 1920's, farmers and people alike were struggling to keep up with the highly efficient Canadian wheat producers. Many European countries suffered great bankruptcy from World War one and could no long afford to ship things like grain to they're countries. To add to this, the American population had been gradually falling so there were fewer mouths to feed. New machinery and technology were being made ad farmers tried to take advantage of this. This backfired. Farmers started to produce a lot of food like wheat and grain that very few people wanted. Just as the farming efficiency raised to the Canadians level, there was no one to buy or nowhere to ship all this produce. ...read more.


They saw the boom was affecting them for the worse. Many farmers fled they're land in search of a better life. Of course, attracted by the boom, they thought that big cities with huge buildings and lots of things to do could help them. It did not. There was little demand for they're labour. Farming was the backbone of American life, culture and character; hard work, self-reliance and overcoming adversity through they're own efforts. Before the war, farmers had their own boom. More farmers were buying more land and farmer goods bought rose up to 25 per cent. This all affected the move for new machinery. They blamed the government for this because they protected the tariffs of the industry business and not agriculture. They show that the USA could eventually turn to industry and forget about farming altogether America's black population also was hit particularly hard. ...read more.


The new machinery in big supermarkets and shops lead to less demand of farm good. Demand was less than supply. Overall, many reasons led to the problems of the farming industry. Not one reason is the most important as they all helped wit the cause, but arguably the loss in European market was pretty high. Without the demand from these European countries, the farmers lost a huge amount of sales. The new machinery they had just added to this, as over production meant there goods were produces more than anyone wanted. It lead to bankruptcy as they could not afford to run these machinery and profit fell. Together, they both resulted in arguably the worse outcome for the farmers. There are little other things that became a cause; prohibition meant that grain was less in demand because it was used in the making of alcohol. ...read more.

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