Soil Conservation Districts in Action on the Land (Classic Reprint)

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In the last 4 years, 38 States have given their farmers the power to create local units of govern ment for the particular purpose of conserving soil, water, and related resources (fig.

At the close of 1940, as this is written, there are nearly, 450 of these local governmental units in existence. They embrace an aggregate area of some acres; in them live about farm families. They are known as soil conservation districts.

The growth of these districts - their spread across America - is one of the most remarkable developments in recent agricultural history, and one of the most significant. For soil conserva tion districts are, in fact, examples of applied democracy. They are formed by farmers and operated by farmers under the authority of State law. They are independent, autonomous units of government, in which the principles of democratic action are put to work in solving problems of mutual concern to the people of a community.

How do they function? What may they do? Are they successful?

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Glenn Kenton Rule


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780260407696

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 29

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