Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology


The designation of the most important agricultural crop in this nation would certainly and overwhelmingly find corn as the most vital to our agricultural economy. Corn is the leading crop in American agriculture both in terms of value and of the acreage grown each year. The peak acreage occurred in 1917, when 111 million acres were harvested for all purposes. During the decade of the 1950's the acreage of corn declined to about 80 million acres a year. Corn acreage had continued this slow decline in the 1960's, but a conseqent increasee in pre-acre production has kept total bushels at a very high level.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1972, John Knickman

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