midwest united states
what the midwest brings
The Midwest Region could be called the "Land of Farms." It is one of the most important farming areas in the United States. Along with farming, the region has a huge manufactoring industry. The Midwest Region's climate and natural resources are important to its economy. The region's climate makes it perfect for farming. The Central and Great Plains have hot summers. This gives farmers long growing seasons. The eastern part of the region has a lot of rainfall. In the Great Plains, however, there is less rainfall. The amount of rain affects the type of crops that will grow. Farmers in the Great Plains use irrigation to water their crops. They bring in water from nearby rivers, lakes, and wells. The Midwest also has fertile, deep soil. This soil has valuable nutrients for the crops. So, imagine seeing miles of fertile, open land. Early pioneers, immigrants, and migrants did! They started the farms we have today.
The term midwestern has been in use since the 1880s to refer to portions of the central U.S. A variant term, middle west, has been used since the 19th century and remains relatively common. Another term sometimes applied to the same general region is the heartland. Other designations for the region have fallen out of use, such as the Northwest or Old Northwest (from " northwest territory") and Mid-America. The vast central area of the U.S., into Canada, is a landscape of low, flat to rolling terrain in the interior plains. Most of its eastern two-thirds form the interior lowland. The Lowlands gradually rise westward, from a line passing through eastern Kansas, up to 5,000+ feet in the unit known as the Great Plains. Most of the Great Plains area is now farmed.