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Changes in the Great Plains
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Today I will:
- Be able to describe and explain the rural changes
which have taken place in the Great Plains, USA
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Describe and explain some of the rural changes which have taken
place in a developed country you have studied.
Great Plains, USA
[A] Description of the change
[B] Explanation of the change
[Ex] Example of an area where the change has taken place
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[A] There has been an increase in farm size. [B] This is because more people
left the Great Plains and land was bought over by the remaining farmers to
increase output. [Ex] Everywhere, North Dakota.
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[A] Even more technology is now used such as precision farming (where
satellites control irrigation) and laser levelling. [B] This is more efficient as it
saves money and reduces water waste. Soil erosion is also reduced. [Ex] Texas.
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[A] There has been improved farming methods for example contour ploughing
and intercropping. [B] this has reduced soil erosion which is a big problem
here. [Ex] The Dust Bowl of Oklahoma.
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[A] More animals are now being kept [B] as frequent droughts make crop
growing unreliable and with more animals, more grass is growing and soil
erosion is reduced. [Ex] North Dakota.
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[A] Different types of crops are now being grown, for example sunflowers. [B]
This is because they are better suited to dry conditions. [Ex] Kansas.
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[A] More money is now being given from the government, for example the
Conservation Reserve Program. [B] This ensures a higher standard of living for
farmers and ensures the country produces enough food.[Ex] Texas.
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[A] Diversification has taken place, so there is more accommodation for
tourists. [B] This makes it more profitable as farmers make money elsewhere
too. [Ex] Montana.