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Under what circumstances did the US farmers get encouraged to produce more and more wheat?

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The following circumstances encouraged farmers to produce more and more
wheat.

A. From the late 19th century, wheat production in the USA underwent a dramatic expansion. The urban population in the USA was growing and the export market was becoming even bigger. As a result demand for wheat rose sharply. The rising demand resulted into high price of wheat. This encouraged farmers to produce more and more wheat.


B. The spread of the railways made it possible to transport grains from surplus growing regions to the eastern coast for export.


C. Later in the early 20th century during the First World War, the market for the grains rose further rose. It was because wheat supplies from Russia were cut-off due to war, It gave USA an opportunity to feed the entire Europe. The farmers responded to the need of the time and began producing more and more wheat.


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