Seeds, crops, farm, and victory gardens worked to support war effort in World War II in the United States.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:3 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Agricultural progress motivated by the demands of World War 2, in the United States. Efforts made to develop substitute crops for foreign products now unavailable. Farmer on a tractor in the farm. Crop planted and harvested with the help of tractor. Man takes seeds in hands from a bag. A 100 pound bag of 0-14-14 fertilizer reads: 'AAA for use only in carrying out soil building practices. Agriculture Conservation Program of the Agricultural Adjustment Agency." Farmer Harry Vetch in Mississippi shown in his field of nitrogen rich legumes that he is growing in order to obtain nitrogen fertilizer since nitrogen is needed in the war effort and unavailable to farmers. View of a field of crimson clover also for use in obtaining nitrogen. View of soybean and clover also used for nitrogen in corn fields. Man on tractor spreads manure fertilizer. A sign board reads: "Emergency Rubber Project. Quail Creek Nursery. Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture" outside a building. A man examines a test planting of a Mexican hule rubber plant needed to meet war demand for rubber. Man beside a 'Department of Agriculture' truck bounces a chunk of rubber. Also shown is a test planted row of Kok-saghyz Russian dandelion used to produce rubber. Milkweed and goldenrod plants are shown. Narrator talks about Victory Gardens as images of farmers plowing small fields are shown. Samples of Victory Garden vegetables shown on a table with signs noting the nutrients in each such as calcium, iron and vitamin B. A woman in a home victory garden holds up produce. View of a shelf of canned vegetables from a victory garden. Houses and trees on a farm, as a combine harvester works the fields. Mountains in the background. A row of grain silos. Man plows a field with yoked oxen. A woman works on a farm and drives a tractor. Farmers drive tractors and harvest potatoes or onions in a field.
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