Branscum, Lexie 1983-03-30

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Lexie Branscum, a South Plains farmer, discusses agriculture, irrigation, mechanization and the impact of the federal government on farming.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lexie Branscum

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Date: March 30, 1983

Location: Springlake, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lexie Branscum, Involvement in agriculture, Reasons, Agriculture, Mechanization (1940), Team animals, Mechanization (again), Acceptance, Irrigation (1946), Rational , Impact on farming, Corn, Sprinkler systems, High Plains Water Conservation District, Wells, Power source, Fuel source, Electricity versus gasoline, Cost, Impact, Livestock, Mechanization (again), Conservation practices, Crop rotation, Development, Planting decisions, Seeds, Crops, Government's role, Programs, Branscum (again), rural life, Major changes, Advantages, Population, Changes

Tape 1, Side 2: Irrigation (again), Water levels, Depth, Decline, Prospects, Return to dryland farming, Water importation, Irrigation patterns, No till, Agriculture (again), World wide impact, Grain embargo, Government's role (again)

Range Dates: 1940s-1983

Bulk Dates: 1940s-1983

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