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Fig. 24 Field Crops R.M. Rhineland 1926-41
Seed Fodder
Year Field Crops Wheat Barley Oats Rye Flax Crops Roots Other
1926 162996 81128 31603 28169 7651 8856 4672 236 681
1931 151004 84537 22378 28055 471 4309 5643 410 5201
1936 170988 89820 29423 29585 4722 1626 13819 301 1692
1941 176648 59290 37861 25725 5321 5838 6939 1803 33871
Source: Census of Canada
Fig. 25 Livestock R.M. of Rhineland 1931-1941
Other
Milk Beef Horned
Year Horses Cows Cattle Cattle Sheep Swine Chicken
1931 6828 3896 0 4394 2026 9084 174526
1941 4717 5593 92 3075 1528 17344 250564
Source: Census of Canada

Kronsthal 4-H Seed Club in the 1940's.

Credit: W. J. Siemens

have been perfectly suited to the intensive cultivation of such crops as corn and sugar beets. But if the open field system was gone, other developments in Rhineland's farm villages aided the diversification of crops in the 1930's. With the emigration to Mexico over the school question and the expansion of farms in the 1920's, land transfers in the municipality had increased. The result of these transfers was that the land bases of the remaining villages were divided into smaller sepa­ rately held tracts. This fragmentation of properties around farm villages encouraged the development of an infield-outfield system of agricultur-

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