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Study Guide Questions

1.     At the birth of our nation, 90% of Americans were farmers, as compared to only ______ % today.
2.     How does agriculture affect various other industries?
3.     At the time of the American Revolution, farmers produced enough food to feed themselves and five other people. Today's farmers produce enough food to feed themselves and _______________ other people.
4.     Better _____________________________ and ____________________________ make it possible for fresh produce and seasonal goods to be available all year.
5.     Farm equipment began with man power and progressed to the use of_____________________ and eventually to the use of _______________________________.
6.     In the last fifty years, American agriculture has increased productivity, and with _____________% less labor.
7.     Agriculture has become increasingly important in _________________________ trade.
8.     The United States supplies about ____________________ of the grain sold on the world market.
9.     What fraction of crop land is used to produce commodities that are sold overseas?
10.     Although the number of farmers has __________________________ , the number of people depending on agriculture for their income has _______________________________.
11.     List some of the products consumed in the pursuit of agricultural endeavors.
12.     Trace the path of agricultural goods from the farm to the consumer.
13.     What does "USDA" stand for?
14.     List some of the things that agriculture provides for Americans.
15.     American crops are used to ease food _________________________ in other countries.
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