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  1. Farm efficiency in the United States
  2. Who Farms in the United States?
  3. Growth of Large Corporate Farming
  4. Minorities as Farm Operators
  5. Agricultural Subsidies
  6. Food for Peace Program
  7. Major Crops in the United States
  8. Major U.S. Crops: Corn
  9. Major U.S. Crops: Soybeans
  10. Major U.S. Crops: Wheat
  11. Major U.S. Crops: Cotton
  12. Planting and Harvesting Cotton
  13. Major U.S. Crops: Rice
  14. How Rice Is Grown in the United States
  15. Dairy Farming in the United States
  16. Cheese Production in the United States
  17. Poultry and Meat Production in the United States
  18. Raising Cattle for Beef
  19. Factory Farming
  20. Farm Mechanization in the United States
  21. Biotechnology and Farming in the United States
  22. Organic Farming in the United States
  23. Farm Aid
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A man on a horse drives cattle down a dirt road.
A cowboy drives a herd of cattle to a winter range in Oregon.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. Photo by Doug Wilson.
Raising Cattle for Beef
Beef cattle are raised primarily on huge ranches in the western and southwestern parts of the United States. Cowboys still work large cattle ranches rounding up cattle for branding and checking on cattle herds that graze over areas spanning thousand of acres. However, mechanization and improvements in transportation have eliminated much of the need for cowboys. Today it is easiest to find cowboys at rodeos where they test their horse riding and calf roping skills. Click on PICTURES below to see a photo of beef cattle at a huge feed lot. Click on CHARTS and MAPS below for additional information about beef.
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