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the plow that broke the plains

The film presents the social and economic history of the Great Plains -- from the time of the settlement of the prairies, through the World War I boom, to the years of depression and drought. The first part of the film shows cattle as they grazed on grasslands, and homesteaders who hurried onto the plains […]

Posted: February 19 2016
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farm robots

Rosie the Robot Won't Serve Your Food, But She'll Pick It -Rachel Estabrook, NPR, 26 June 2013. From manufacturing to cupcake sales, companies are finding that machines can often do the job just as well, or better, than humans. But some tasks – like picking and tending to fruit and vegetable crops – have remained […]

Posted: June 30 2013