agricultural economy

the Midwest has flat land. long ago glaciers has let out rich-minerals materials that increase plant/crop production. The soil-building process is caused by animal and plant life that lives in the ground decay. This causes the organic soil to darken this is called humus. The Midwestern climate has help soil-building. The winters can be very cold, but the summers are hot and long. Receiving up to 20 inches of rain yearly.

regional variations

The different climate in the Midwest has and impact of farming and the soil. Some states in the mid west gets more rain then other in this area such as south Dakota. also in Kansas the growing season is the days between the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall. in the warm, wetter parts corn and soy beans are the main crops grown. These states also raise live stock like hogs. in the more drier states their more then like to grow grains. Also raise cattle and growth of hay in the cooler parts.

farms to cites

agriculture has became a huge part of the economy. Business focused on center activities such as dairy or on grain elevators. These are tall buildings with machines for loading, cleaning, mixing, and storing grains. Some the largest home companies names appear on the flour bags and feed sacks. station board usually cast off recent reports from the Chicago Mercantile and the board of trade. The Mercantile exchange is the biggest market for eggs, hogs, cattle, and farm products. Grain exchange is where buyers and sellers trade and deal for grain.

linking transportantion industries

cities located on the shore of the great lakes or other big rivers.water transportation aides the heavy industries. 400 million of goods and products are shipped through the Mississippi river each year. grains are produced and live stock slaughtered. the meat ang grain are the shipped by railroad for trade or profit.