Excerpt from Land Planning and Classification Report as Relates to the Public Domain Lands in the Lower Platte Sub-Basin (Platte River Basin), Nebraska
Information for this report was gathered from many sources, including bulletins and other published material of the University of Nebraska, statistical data produced and distributed by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States Department Of Agriculture, the 'eather Bureau, United States Department of Commerce, and later Supply Papers of the Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior, Reports of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, and the Division of Land Economics, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, were reviewed. Agricultural statistics published by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Inspection in Cooperation Mlth the Division of Agricultural Statistics, United States Department of Agriculture, were used as reference material in the compilation of crop, livestock and income data. Public domain status information was furnished by the Division of Land Planning, Bureau of Land Nanagement.
Interviews were had with representative county agents, farmers and ranchers in the area. Special mention is made of the assistance furnished by Dr. G. E. Condra, Dean Of the Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska and Dr. E. C. Reed, Assistant State Geologist, University of Nebraska, who made available the abundant reference material in their custody. Officials of the Soil Conservation Service, Inited States Department of Agriculture provided a land capability map which was very useful in connection with the examination of the public domain lands. Field work consisted Of a detailed classification of public domain lands Within the area, primarily to obtain an up-to-date inventory of the pcsoitcos thereof, to determine their physical and economic relationship to the area as a whole, and to devise a feasible means of future management or disposal of such lands.
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