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Why were bonanza farms more competitive than small farms?
They got special rates for rail shipping.
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the flooding was unpredictable
They got lower rates from the railroads than small farmers did.pe your *they used up the soil and then left.
A croft is a small farm or small-holding in Scotland
to move to a more productive land raising large numbers of cattle.
Oversupply led to lower prices
they could afford the most modern machinery.
They were farmed by daylaborers or migrant workers
the south had more farms because they had more slaves.the more slaves the bigger your farm gets and you dont pay your workers because you dont have to and you own them and the…y had a better climate unlike the north.
This is a vague term for what I assume to be the practice of agriculture which produces small yields. Perhaps yields enough to support a family. On multiple acres of rural, …suitable farming ground, you could farm various plants and animal feed in cycles each year depending on climate. Along with the vegetation, farming can also include raising livestock for tertiary products like milk or eggs; or primary products like meat and hide (produced after slaughter). I would say the characteristics of small scale farming are that they don't require a lot of labour, as the operation is small enough that 1-3 people could likely work on a farm of "small-scale". Other traits this farm might have are: a variety of small stocks of various crops/livestock, a specialization in 1 type of plant, livestock or output product (due to limited financing/investment). Farms operating at a small scale should require far less capital investment to start compared to commercial, and it can be seen as a productive hobby in comparison to large-scale agricultural farming operations.
A "small farm" is defined by the US Department of Agriculture as one with less than $250,000 in annual sales, so there is no clear indication of how many acres that might enta…il. It can vary largely depending on the crops produced and input costs incurred. But the greatest number of farms classified as "small" are under 70 acres.
Farming only to feed your own family.
They raised more animals
Moving onto more productive land