NRCS_erodedFarmland_crop2

eroded farmland during the Dust Bowl

SWCDs came about during the Dust Bowl, when the federal government realized local conservation districts could better help landowners with their specific challenges. Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS.

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  1. Ann B Clarkson

    I wanted to enlarge this photo because first, as a child living in Wellington, Kansas, I lived through a dust storm in the thirties. In 1937, when I was eight, we went by bus to Oregon, and I saw western Kansas, where the soil was piled against the fences almost to the height of the fence. In 1942, when I went by bus through western Kansas, it looked very different, with crops in the fields.

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