Fifty states, one hundred ninety five countries, seven continents, all in oneuniverse. From the 1900’s to today, 2017 almost everything in agriculture has been moredeveloped and has increased the stabilization in our crops and livestock. In the worldfrom then to now, our increase in dealing with natural disasters has greatly improved.We have become more aware and we are more prepared for the storms before they hit.
Such as, the unnamed hurricane on September eighth, 1900 in Galveston Texas.This hurricane is still considered the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, according toTime magazine.
This was a Category 4 hurricane standing 15.7 feet tall, which we werenot prepared for, unlike during today. Comparing the unnamed hurricane from the 1900’sand Hurricane Harvey from 2017 you can clearly see that we were more prepared forwhat was to come. The unnamed hurricane killed 6,000 people and 3,600 of its buildings,but during Harvey only 77 fatalities and 12,700 buildings were destroyed. As we look atare past history of hurricanes, we have realized that people need to evacuate and get tosafety. During the 1900 hurricane, sense there were some many fatalities they didn’thave room for all the dead bodies. This unknown hurricane not only had debris andwater effecting the land, but also dead bodies being burned and mixing into the land.
With all of this solute in are crops and water, it effected not only our animals, but ourown bodies being contaminated too. Then looking at Harvey there was still a lot ofdebris, but we had a lot more people survive and willing to help clean up the land. Whencomparing Harvey and the unknown hurricane, after Harvey we got back on are feet alot faster then during the unnamed hurricane, because there were many people stillalive during Harvey verses the unnamed hurricane.The United States also had a effect on agriculture, but it wasn’t really anincrease. During the 1900’s we had much more land and more people to farm and work.As we want to be a more developed country are farm land insanely decreased. In 1997there was 2.22 million farmlands in the U.
S. Just over the past eight years the number offarms have declined by 117,500. The decrease in land has effected our food andpopulation.
With less land comes less food production and with a growing population we(as in the U.S.) need more food production to proved for everyone. In the 1900’s therewere many farm lands in the U.
S., but in todays day and age we have more Urban andSuburban areas rather then having rural land to provide more for our economy.In the World we still have water problems today, but it has gradually increasedover the years. In the 1930’s was the economic depression it was one of the hardesttimes because it was one of the longest, hardest droughts on record. The economicdepression even effected countries in stage four and five of the economic transitionmodel like Japan and Europe. Now in 2017 we have new ways to prepare for droughts,so there is a minimum chance of this happening again.
In the world we have came upwith new ways and new machines to help out water shortages. Versus in the 1900’sthere was very few ways to provided water during a drought. Yes, there still is manyplaces in this world that have very few water, but when comparing the 1900’s to 2017 wehave provide better ways in getting water. As us as a state, country, and world have slowly improved our agriculture over time. Theexamples above are just some of way that our economy have improved, there are manymore things that have improved over the years. Without time and disasters over theyears, we would have never learned from our mistakes, to improve and be where we aretoday.https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/Highlights/Farms_and_Farmland/Highlights_Farms_and_Farmland.pdfhttp://time.com/4918607/texas-hurricane-harvey-galveston/https://livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_01.html