Farming tools for the great plains

Large farms and cattle ranches cover much of the Great Plains.  In fact, it is some of the best farmland in the world. Wheat is an important crop, because wheat can grow well even without much rainfall. Large areas of the Great Plains, like this land in Texas, are also used for grazing cattle.

Winds that blow across the Great Plains are now being used to turn the blades of electricity generating windmills. Often these gigantic windmills are built right on farmland. The farmers can still grow their crops, and they are paid money by the electric company for the use of their land.

The Great Plains of the US and Canada