Agriculture

wheat is the first crop grown by humans.

The First agricultural revolution was the turning point from communities hunting and gathering to them farming. This change occurred between 10,000 BC and 2000 BC, and was first discovered in the Middle East. Most humans would live in fixed locations that ranged from villages to cities. This led to jobs, architecture, and more farming. Agriculture gave humans the chance to develop permanent settlements, social classes, and new technology.

The technological advancements of this time made it more efficient to farm more land with less people.

The second agricultural revolution is based on the use of technology. It occurred from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. There was new farming machinery that was created. This made it so less people had to operate the systems.

Farming has come a long way, and now it can be done with machines. It helps get the job done right and fast.

Fertilizer was starting to be used which boosting the growth of the plants. It was a big step that made farming a lot easier. It was rapidly diffusion from the 1970s through the 1980s, but the system is still in effect today. Scientists were able to create a formula to improve crops performance in growing. If we are able to grow enough good crops then we can get one step closer to ending world hunger.

GMO is a process in a laboratory that moves the genes from one species to another. This gets the desired effect or trait. Some are very convenient and save a lot of time for the farmers. For example, there is a weedkiller that the farmers can directly spray onto their plants without killing them. It makes a farmer’s job a little easier, but the toxic pesticide can get into our streams. Also, this may be the reason for many insects dying off more recently.

Subsistence farming- when farmers grow crops to provide for themselves and their families. Sustainable farming-production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques. Commercial farming- farming to earn money back by using advanced technology systems.

Four fun facts about agriculture: 1)U.S. dominates production of genetically modified food. 2)Elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soybean-based hydraulic fluid. 3)Approximately 97% of U.S. farms are operated by families, family partnerships, or family corporations. 4)There are around 2.2 million farms in the United States.

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