Changes in Agriculture 1860-

Between 1910 and 1959, look for the following changes:

  • Loss of farmland, as farmers used new technology to produce more food on fewer acres.
  • A sharp decline in the number of horses, which had been replaced by cars.
  • By 1959, the government no longer bothered to count asses and mules used as draft animals, because tractors had largely replaced them.
  • Most farm products were becoming more heavily concentrated in particular parts of the state best suited to raising them on a larger scale.