Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)

A Concept Map

Definition:

sought to raise crop prices by lowering production, which the government achieved by paying farmers to leave a certain amount of every acre of land unseeded

Characteristics:

  • government paid cotton growers $200 million to plow under 10 ill ion acres of their crop
  • paid hog farmers to slaughter 6 million pigs
  • upset many Americans (protested destruction of food when many were going hungry)
  • helped raise farm prices
  • put more money in farmers' pockets

Examples:

  • plow 10 million acres of crops
  • slaughter 6 million pigs
  • leave acreage unseeded


Nonexamples:

  • increasing crop growth
  • decreasing crop prices