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Young was looking for information on land values, crops, yields, livestock prices, and taxes. George Washington did not have the answers, so he decided to conduct a mail survey to ask farmers for the information and then compile a report on the results. After waiting for several months to get the farmers’ responses back in the mail, Washington was able to get enough information together to reply to Arthur Young and answer his questions. This report, prepared by George Washington, became the United States’ first agricultural survey.

They are green originally, and when they turn brown, they are ready to harvest. They produce more pounds of protein per acre than corn, rice, wheat, or oats. d. 200, but people in North America did not start eating them until they became popular in Europe. Most of the world’s potatoes are grown in Europe, but potatoes are also grown in all 50 states. Potatoes grow best in cool mountain areas. The United States’ biggest potato producer is Idaho; the second biggest is Washington. 5 kg) of potatoes or potato products (such as potato chips and french fries) each year.

For practical applications, some scientists consider a renewable resource one that can be replenished within one generation (approximately 20 to 30 years) and a nonrenewable resource one that cannot be replenished in one generation. 39 40 agriculture For many classes of resources, it is easy to determine which resources are renewable and which are not. For example, with energy resources, fossil fuels (oil, petroleum) and coal are not renewable because they took millions of years to form. Even though the same geological processes are still happening today, these resources will not be replaced within our lifetime, so they are considered nonrenewable.

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