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How did many Great Plains farmers react to the difficult growing conditions caused by the drought?

How did many Great Plains farmers react to the difficult growing conditions caused by the drought? Topic: Growing up online essay
June 25, 2019 / By Ashlee
Question: I'm writing an essay about the Great Plains and the Dust Bowl and there are three questions that make up this essay. This one is the last one, but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. Not in my text book, not online, and none of my peers seem to have figured it either. If anyone has a basic answer, that'd be great because I have absolutely nothing to go on. Thanks - Aidan
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Zephania Zephania | 10 days ago
John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" is devoted to that subject. I've seen several questions on that book, so it must still be on reading lists.
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Zephania Originally Answered: Why don't the farmers just stop growing tobacco and start growing more corn?
Tobacco has been a part of some farming families for generations. It is just as difficult for a Farmer to stop growing his crops and start something new, as it would be for a brain surgion to switch to auto mechinics. The tools and skilled required are differant and very costly to change. You are correct, it is not healthy. And it would make a great source of fuel, but the real deal is obscured by many issues. Money-Contracts-Loans, things you and I have never delt with.
Zephania Originally Answered: Why don't the farmers just stop growing tobacco and start growing more corn?
What seems logical may not always be. I have read one study that says that, if we grew corn on every inch of land in the USA, it would not be enough to replace the petroleum we are now using. There are other products, which can be grown, and which are more efficient in converting grasses to alcohol. I have seen some reports that claim that converting corn to alcohol uses more energy than it creates. Tobacco farmers know their crop. They have successful lobbyists, they have a consistent customer base. Most tobacco farmers would have to go back to school to learn about raising corn efficiently. Money would be the only incentive to make them change. The demand for corn is not that great. If the production of corn were doubled this year, the country would not have the capacity to convert to alcohol. Consider all of the transport, distilleries, storage facilities, blending stations, pumping stations that we would need. Change on such a massive scale would take years and lots of interest from entrepreneurs.
Zephania Originally Answered: Why don't the farmers just stop growing tobacco and start growing more corn?
Unfortunately need is not the factor that decides what is produced - the factor is what sells. What people are willing to buy does not necessarily depend on need. Ideally corn should be grown above tobacco, but the market would suggest otherwise.
Zephania Originally Answered: Why don't the farmers just stop growing tobacco and start growing more corn?
Because these ppl r addicted and tobacco brings in more money than corn does.So if u chew tabacco your hurting yourslef and your hurting the environment because farmers have to grow your crap and can't make ethonal for our cars.

Zephania Originally Answered: Global warmers said that drought in California was caused by global warming. Doesn't the end of drought then mean there's no global warming?
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You got the 'Saviors of the Earth' stumped. You threw in LOGIC. That really is a pity, since Liberals, who think of themselves as "Saviors of the World', live in an alternative world where logic is foreign to their little devious and warped minds. They think drought is a sign of Global Warming. And yet they think this access of water they are having is Global Warming. I give you oikoσ, "Good, you learned basic logic, which may or may not apply to the real world." Oh, just look! You are not in a REAL world, but oikoσ thinks he is. His feeble attempt at a put down actually is a boon to the intellectual. He, by his answer, admits that he doesn't have a logical answer so thus you are a fool to use logic. I suppose that could make some sense to those with twisted minds. Thank you oikoσ for showing us how vapid you are! Then there is ray, " learn the difference between cause and statistical probability." He thinks that by huring 50 cent words you will shudder and moan, then go off and cry in the corner, mainly because he has done that many a time when I have done the same to him. So let us take 'statistical probability'. Life magazine of January 30, 1970, stated: “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support . . . predictions” such as: “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution,” and “increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will affect earth’s temperature, leading to mass flooding or a new ice age.” The predictions of an Ice Age were made using 'statistical probability'. Here is where Obama's Science Czar, Holdren, told us that we were all going to be freezing by now and he was using 'statistical probability' to come to that conclusion. http://www.wnd.com/2009/10/112317/ Quote by Noel Brown, UN official: "Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of "eco-refugees," threatening political chaos." Here is another example of 'Saviors of the Earth' not knowing the proper use of 'statistical probability'. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! I'm sure ray is a nice guy, but his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor.
Zephania Originally Answered: Global warmers said that drought in California was caused by global warming. Doesn't the end of drought then mean there's no global warming?
Your premise sorta falls apart when it is realized that what the scientists said was that global warming causes more extreme weather.
Zephania Originally Answered: Global warmers said that drought in California was caused by global warming. Doesn't the end of drought then mean there's no global warming?
If you are mentally feeble enough to be conned into actually believing that if heat in the day is caused by the sun, that therefore the sun ceases to exist every night, then maybe global warming ends (in your "mind") every time it snows or rains. More likely you are just a lazy BSer, not willing to try to copy paste any anti-science croc about climate less laughable than the most stupid of them.

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