What were the causes of dust bowl?

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The Dust Bowl was the result of a confluence of poor farming practices and exceptionally bad climatological conditions. Farmers in the Great Plains had planted hard red wheat for many years, as it was a reliable cash crop. They did not understand the need for crop rotation, and as a...

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The Dust Bowl was the result of a confluence of poor farming practices and exceptionally bad climatological conditions. Farmers in the Great Plains had planted hard red wheat for many years, as it was a reliable cash crop. They did not understand the need for crop rotation, and as a result, the soil soon became depleted. Seeds planted refused to germinate. At the same time, an exceptional drought fell upon the area, resulting in no rainfall. The little topsoil left blew away in gigantic dust storms, and with it the seed farmers had planted. They were left with no topsoil, no seed, and lost everything. Crop rotation would have been of some assistance, however there is little that could have been done to avert the damage caused by the drought.

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