Farmers discuss problems of the land including soil erosion and poverty in United States.
United States USA Date:1941 Duration:5 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Department of Agriculture documentary titled 'The Land'. Forward depicts how rural America used machines to achieve production at a terrible cost to the land and people including erosion and poverty. Pennsylvania: Farm houses, smoke from a chimney. Fences around barns. A farmer with his wife and child walks in a field. Haystacks in the field. The family moves towards the houses. Barren trees around the houses. Damaged and abandoned stone houses. Men and women farmers with children standing and seated on benches. Farmers discuss the problems of the land during a meeting. Eroded fields due to loss of soil. Farmers walk through the eroded fields. Sun rays through the clouds. Tennessee: Dry land and dry rivers. Rain washes away the soil. Hills bare of trees and grass. Devastated salt like patches of soil.
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