Originally Posted by frizz
What? Farms in the Midwest were horribly hurt by the depression, and then the dustbowl. Farmers who financed operations by using their farms as security lost them. Wheat prices collapsed below the cost of production.
You know the saying "California or Bust" by the Okies (and not just from Oklahoma) who had to leave their homes.
That was a bad time for agriculture.
The dust bowl was caused by mans inablity to understand the enviromental needs of the land and nature. It was to say at least not an absolute but more of an effect of ignorance !