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Farms of America in color 1939-1943

By: Lea Holland on Jan. 13, 2011, 5:10 a.m.
Millions of peaches

Photo: Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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Millions of peaches

A farmer hauls crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed in Delta County, Colorado, in September 1940. A revolution was happening in American agriculture. Farmers became much more productive in less and less time. The reasons for this were better machines, new varieties of crops and livestock, new pesticides and better irrigation techniques.

Reproduction from color slide.