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A 400-Year Agriculture Cycle?

Touch the Soil News #560 (Feature photo – early Americans harvesting peaches in Delaware) Native Americans in the early 1600s – in what is now called the State of Delaware – planted corn, beans and squash before the first Dutch settlers arrived in 1631. Swedish settlers who arrived in 1638 established the raising of food as the cornerstone of survival and economics. They raised wheat, barley, Indian corn, peas, pigs, sheep, goats and cattle for meat and milk. Delaware is technically the first state of America’s original 13 states. It was the first to ratify the Constitution of the United States. As the colonies evolved and a new nation was…

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