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Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
One hundred fifty years ago a farm family raised practically all of its food and made most of its clothing as well as the simple tools that were used in farm work. Then came the opening up of the West, the building of railroads and the invention and general use of modern farm machinery. Crain, livestock and livestock products were raised in large quantities and sold. Part of the money from these sales was used to buy the clothing, household equipment and food which had previously been made or raised on the farm. No one today would care to go back to homespun clothes and wooden plowshares, but many people do feel that we have gone too far in the other direction and that the farm should be made to contribute a larger share of the family living than it now does.
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McCullough, H., "Home Supplies Furnished by the Farm" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 68.