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Dust Bowl

What happened during the dust bowl?

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November 17, 2011 12:43AM

The dust bowl was caused by a great plow up of land which was caused by rising wheat prices which was $2.00 a bushel which currently has not been surpassed to date. The dust in the sky was caused by poor farming technicues and the fact that after wheat prices dropped the farmers abandonded their fields and left never to return again. This left the fields of grass now flipped upside down which left it susceptible to wind ,which picked it up in the air and carried it hundreds of miles.