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Chapter 9, Lesson 1: Farming in the San Joaquin Valley (pp. 170-173)

I. Rich Soil

II. Working the Land

    A. Farmers irrigate the land when there is not much rain.

    B. Farmers help plants grow by adding fertilizers to the soil.

    C. Many farmers control weeds and insects with safe chemicals.

III. Harvesting the Crops
    A. Crops are harvested by machines or by hand.

    B. Products are packed and shipped by trucks and trains that transport the products throughout the country.

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