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Dry Farming Widtsoe

Dry Farming Widtsoe

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This area includes parts of Montana, North Dakota,

South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colo-

390

DRY-FARMING

rado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. It is the

largest area of dr}'-fann land under approximately

uniform conditions. Its drainage is into the ]\Iissis-

sippi, and it covers an area of not less than four hun-

FiG. 104. Yievf of the .30.000-arre dry-farm district in Cache Valley,

Utah. The part at the left of the fence is unreclaimed.

dred thousand square miles. Dry-farm cro])s o-row

well over the whole area ;

in fact, dr}--farming is well

established in this district. In spite of the failures

THE PRESENT STATUS OP DRY-FARMING 391

SO widely advertised during the dry season of 1894,

the farmers who remained on their farms and since

that time have employed modern methods have se-

cured wealth from their labors. The important ques-

tion before the farmers of this district is that of

methods for securing the best results. From the

Dakotas to Texas the farmers bear' the testimony

that wherever the soil has been treated right, accord-

ing to approved methods, there have been no crop

failures.

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