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The Dust Bowl Revisited
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:58 PM CST

By Chris Clayton

DTN Ag Policy Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas (DTN) -- "If you would like to have your heart broken, just come out here," wrote Scripps Howard correspondent Ernie Pyle when traveling the Southern Plains in the 1930s. "This is the dust-storm country. It is the saddest land I have ever seen."

Pyle offered just a small glimpse of the 1930s Dust Bowl, which has been long forgotten or never actually understood by much of the country. The latest Ken Burns' PBS documentary "The Dust Bowl" offers a four-hour examination of what the film calls the "worst man-made ecological disaster ...

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