National Geographic : 1935 Mar
(© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Clifton Adams HARVEST TIME LENDS A GOLDEN GLINT TO RED RIVER VALLEY A grove of trees acts as a windbreak in the distance for a small white house, a large red barn, and farm buildings. Soon after the lumberjack got into his stride, farming, Minnesota's chief permanent industry, began to expand, and the State became the "bread basket ofthe world." Later, diversified agriculture proved more profitable and many acres of wheat gave way to corn, clover, alfalfa, flax, potatoes, sugar beets, and onions. Wheat now is outranked by butter, of which Minnesota produces more than any other State.