Trees are felled to clear land during massive expansion of farming and a carrot harvester at work in the United States.
United States USA Date:1941 Duration:3 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Department of Agriculture documentary depicts how rural America used machines to achieve production at a terrible cost to the land and people including erosion and poverty. A man drives a bulldozer to fell trees. A woman with children watches. The bulldozer clears trees and rocks from the land. Trees are felled and uprooted to create more farmland (ultimately leading to overproduction of crops, drops in prices, and depression conditions for farmers). Boxes full of carrot in a truck. A carrot harvester picks carrots in a field. Men tie up the carrots together. Men and women workers stand and watch the machine at work. Workers seated on and around boxes of carrots. A negro worker lights a cigarette. An elderly migrant from the Cumberland Mountains. Expansive views of the Cumberland Mountains and a farm house on a mountain side. A house, horses, hens, ducks and a cow with her calf on the farm. A stern wheel paddle steamer steam ship or river boat moves up a river. Two workers operate machines at a grinding mill or grist mill with water wheel running. A man operates a horse wheel. Elevated views of a river flowing in a valley between mountains and nearby farmland. Tall grass in a field.
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