Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 8: Livelihood and Economy: Primary Activities

Internet Exercises

1. Using the statistical table here form the International Rice Research Institute, can you detect any overall and geographic trends in rice production over the past four decades?

2. Using the maps from the 2002 Agricultural Census of the United States, look at the distribution of corn, oats, barley, rice, and potatoes in the United States. Is there a geographic pattern to the production of these crops? What might explain the pattern?

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