Agriculture has long been a defining feature of our species. The first archaeological evidence of agriculture dates back to over 11,500 years ago in the Mediterranean region where wild barley, wheat and lentils were cultivated among other crops. Today there is agriculture in all 50 of the U.S. states with different crops and livestock adapting to the climate of each state. Due to its abundance of natural resources and the healthy condition of the land, the U.S. has always been primed to emerge as one of the world’s leaders in agriculture; statistics from 2011 show that the United States agriculture industry generated over $374 billion and employed over 750 thousand farmers, ranchers, and other agriculturalists across the country.
The History of Our Land
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