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U.S. Department of Agriculture
The whole basis for U.S. agricultural policy is changing.
Agricultural policy in the years just behind us has been dominated by the technological revolution in agriculture. Beginning with the late 1920's, new technology that had a tremendous impact on productivity and employment began to enter farming. The gasoline tractor and hybrid corn were just a couple of the new developments that helped move farming out of the horsepowered era and into the nuclear ago.