Shows the importance of corn as an economic commodity. Illustrates the nature of the corn belt of the United States by utilizing sixty-one widely scattered locations. Emphasizes the role of corn as a food crop for early pioneers and as a factor in the "Westward Movement." Develops the interrelationships between corn farming, railroads, villages, and cities. Explains how farm mechanization, the development of hybrid seeds, and fertilizers have increased production with the resulting rise in the farmers' standard of living.
Also issued in color.
Educational authors: Wallace E. Akin, Daisy M. Jones, Charles E. Syester; consultant, Thomas F. Barton.
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produced by Indiana University Audio-Visual Center.