Farm machinery is used and postwar (WWI) decline of the wheat market results in overproduction in the Great Plains in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1936 Duration:5 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
A homestead on a farm in the U.S. Great Plains. Horse carts break the plains. A woman sweeps stairs. A man and a child stand on the plains near a plow. The homesteaders look towards the sky in hope of rain. An explosion on the land. News headlines: 'England declares war on Germany, Belgium invaded, French win at sea' and 'War news tumbles securities, Stock Exchange Closed, Wheat Prices Soar'. A man drives a tractor with a plow on a plain land and dust cloud rises. The plow breaks the plains. News headlines: 'Wilson proclaims war, Spy ring arrested, German ships seized' and 'War sends wheat soaring, Grain up 13 points, Pit in Pandemonium'. The postwar (WWI) decline of the wheat market results in overproduction and spurs dust bowl conditions: Farm machinery is used to sow the land. Wheat grains are poured into a thresher. A steamer at a sea. Tractors are driven and plows break the plains. A dust storm in the foreground. Overproduction of wheat shown. Farmers celebrate the production of wheat. Tractors driven in the Great Plains.
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