Farming in the 1960's

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Agricultural exports $5.76 billion per year or 22.9% of total exports(1960-1969)

1960 - 1969

commercial fertilizer use: 32,373,713 tons per year(1960-1969)

1960 - 1969

Soybeans expand as an alternative to other crops(1960)

1960

96% of corn acreage planted with a hybrid seed(1960)

1960

One farmer supplied 25.8 people with food(1960)

1960

REA authorized to finance education TV in rural areas(1962)

1962

WIlderness Act was passed(1964)

1964

antipoverty programs formed(1964)

1964

Federal minimum wage extended to some farm workers(1966)

1966

96% of cotton was harvested mechanically(1968)

1968

83% of all farms had phones; and 98.4% had electricity.(1968)

1968