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Airplane view of a Texas field showing good soil-conservation practice--contour plowing and contour strip cropping. The wider dark bands are cotton; the narrower light bands are erosion-resistant small grain. Both the grain strips and the contouring intercept water and cause it to sink into the ground as it flows down the slope. The field in the upper right shows bad practicethe land has been plowed in straight rows up and down the slope in such a way as to favor erosion. (Soil Conservation Service photo.)

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THE REPORT OF THE GREAT PLAINS COMMITTEE UNDER

THE TITLE “THE FUTURE OF THE GREAT PLAINS”

FEBRUARY 10, 1937.-Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and ordered

to be printed with accompanying papers and illustrations

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