People beating crickets with brooms, shovels and whatever else could kill the insects devouring their crops. From the LDS Church History Department.
The opening celebration for the first creamery in Richfield, Utah, built in 1876.
An early "farmers market" in Salt Lake City. Farmers and customers gather near the Growers' Exchange Store in 1913.
A ranch in Utah in 1914.
Cattle grazing in the La Sal Mountains in southeastern Utah. From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.
The Salt Lake Union Stock Yards in North Salt Lake, 1916.
A man irrigating his field near St. George, Utah.
Hauling hay near Milford, Utah, in 1913.
A "Mormon hay stacker" photographed in the 1930s by Russell Lee, of the Farm Security Administration.
Members of a dairy calf club in Wasatch County, Utah, 1925.
People working in a pickle factory in 1914.
Harvesting peaches in Grand Valley, Utah, in 1910.
A huge cherry tree--20 inches in diameter--in the Virgin River Valley (Washington County, Utah) in about 1935. This tree produced 1,280 quarts of cherries in a season.
Packing fruit in boxes in Hurricane in 1935.
Kids picking berries near Logan, Utah, during the Depression. Photo by Russell Lee of the Farm Security Administration.
Children thinning sugar beets in 1920.
Irrigation of a sugar beet field in Box Elder County, 1952. The photo shows how the farmer cut channels along the ditch (in the foreground) and let the water run down the furrows between the rows. U.S. Soil Conservation Service photo.
A pile of Utah sugar beets waiting to be processed. The girl holds a cleaned beet in her right hand and a glass containing the amount of sugar the beet will yield in her other hand. From the Utah Dept. of Publicity and Industrial Development (a government agency that existed from 1941-1953).
A sugar beet factory in 1920.
A mower invented in Utah. Photo taken in 1941 by L. Clyde Anderson of the Utah Writers Project.
Newly shorn sheep are branded at a portable shearing corral. From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Soil Conservation.
A farmer using a wheat binder to harvest his crop.
People picking cantaloupes near Green River, Utah. Farmers have been growing melons there for more than 100 years. As early as the 1920s people in the eastern United States were buying Green River melons.