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Subject:  Re: China & soybeans Date:  9/27/2018  9:10 AM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  544862 of 573265 the dustbowl in the USA which John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath so brilliantly described.

I had always heard about the dust bowl and The Grapes of Wrath. When I finally got around to reading the book I was surprised to find that the Joads left their tenant farm not because of the weather but because they were "tractored off". With a tractor to replace horses and mules, the farmer needed far fewer people to work the land.

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