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On this day in agriculture history | March 29

What has happened in agriculture on March 29 over the years? Here are a few notable events.

3 years ago

Farmers in western Iowa cleaned up flood damage as they braced for more high water. Many producers were left with nowhere to go with their contaminated grain after floodwaters receded.

4 years ago

John Deere introduced a new 60-foot no-till air drill. The new 1895 model was 40% wider than other drills the company offered.

John Deere

17 years ago

Exceptional drought covered parts of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Top corn growing states North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas reported severe drought on March 29, 2005.

U.S. drought monitor map from March 29, 2005
Photo credit: U.S. Drought Monitor

43 years ago

Four tornadoes struck Iowa. An F4 storm nearly destroyed the small town of Braddyville in the southwest part of the state. Hail the size of golf balls was reported in Logan and Fort Dodge. At least 22 people were injured, and five counties were declared disaster areas.

49 years ago

The last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam as Hanoi freed the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year involvement in the Vietnam war came to an end. Many U.S. troops who served in this conflict came from farms across the country.

101 years ago

John Burroughs, the naturalist and essayist died. His work was important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. He became known as the Grand Old Man of Nature. In this USDA photo he’s looking over a forested area with Henry Ford.

John Burroughs and Henry Ford look at a forest in a black and white photo
Photo credit: USDA

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