Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Agriculture Economics


Purpose of The Study

To determine to what extent the farmers in the area studied are participating or taking advantage of the soil conservation practices available to them.

To determine the effects of conservation practices on crop yields, labor, and farm income.

To provide a fuller understanding of the soil conservation practices as it relates to annual income.

Statement of The Problem

To determine the extent of soil conservation practices as related to type of farming and annual income of farmers in the following manner: 1. The annual income from major enterprises. 2. Types of soil conservation practices. 3. Status of farmer. 4. Type of soil 5. The scope of the farmer conservation practices 6. Size of farm in acres and the number of acres in cultivation, pasture, woodland and idle land.

Scope of The Study

This study is limited to information concerning the soul conservation practices of fifty negro farmers engaged in permanent agriculture in Matagorda County, Texas. It covers the type of soil conservation practices available to them with aid. This study represents a cross section of Matagorda County, Texas.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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