Soil-Building Payment Plan Form
New Deal Programs
In 1935, Congress passed the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act to combat the effects of erosion that had led to the Dust Bowl and exacerbated the effects of the Great Depression on farmers. The Act created the Agricultural Conservation Program which gave farmers soil-building payments to switch from surplus crops to crops that would deter erosion, such as legumes and grasses. In this manner, the Agricultural Conservation Program reduced oversupply of surplus crops and encouraged more stable farm practices.
Agricultural Adjustment Agency
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