The Bulletin, North Central Region, Vol. 7: Erosion Number; January, 1935 (Classic Reprint) by United States Forest ServiceThe Bulletin, North Central Region, Vol. 7: Erosion Number; January, 1935 (Classic Reprint) by United States Forest Service

The Bulletin, North Central Region, Vol. 7: Erosion Number; January, 1935 (Classic Reprint)

byUnited States Forest Service

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Excerpt from The Bulletin, North Central Region, Vol. 7: Erosion Number; January, 1935

Agriculture, broadly speaking, is the backbone of any nation With natural resources. Agriculture produces the major portions of all food and clothing. It is to the interests and serious consideration of the people that the land continues to supply its demands. 'within the past few years, the public is becoming alarmed at the disastrous results to agriculture by (l) erosion and (2) drought.

Erosion is the movement of the $011 either by water or Wind. Wisconsin and Minnesota are concerned With the movement of soil by water. All land in the above states before cultivation was either timber or prairie. The producing value is in the rich top soil. 'when this soil is washed away, nothing but the sub-seil remains and this sub-soil has little or no producing value. The removal of the top seil in.small or large amounts is defined as sheet erosion. As this erosion continues, little ditches result, and as cultivation continues year by year with no protective measures against erosion these ditches grow into large gullies. Picture in your mind sheet erosion destroying 50% of the pro ductive value of certain areas; then, in combination, picture several gullies advancing into a farm, dividing it by gullies or 30 feet deep, making it very impracticable to farm. You can see it is little wonder the farmers and the public are alarmed at the possible dangers of this advancing enemy of agriculture. Many farms where erosion has advanced to a serious stage have been reduced in value to make the land worthless. It is the purpose of the Emergency Conservation Program, directed by the U. S. Forest Service, to recommend and put into practice policies for (l) reducing sheet erosion and (2) stop gully erosion.

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Title:The Bulletin, North Central Region, Vol. 7: Erosion Number; January, 1935 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:56 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.12 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.12 inPublished:August 6, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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