Tagged infrastructure

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Barges, Trains and Trucks: Moving soybeans

2 lessons, 10 files
Why is transportation for commodity crops so critical? Infrastructure is critical to the functions of the country, in particular the shipment of commodity crops such as soybeans. This unit introduces students to several types of infrastructure that are …
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Commodity transportation

4 lessons, 7 files
How do transportation and logistics affect our food supply? Getting food from farms to markets is dependent on many forms of transportation, and involves careers related to logistics, infrastructure, commodity trading, and engineering. Students learn about …
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Global trade in agriculture

4 lessons, 9 files
Where did your food come from? How far did it travel? Many people are thinking about these questions prompted by the mantra “Buy Local.” But much of our food has been shipped by barge, ridden on rails and rolled on the road in trucks. Without inf …
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International trade in agriculture

3 lessons, 4 files
Why do we engage in trade with other countries? What are the ways in which this trading occurs? Trade in agricultural products is big business. In Ohio nearly 50% of soybeans are exported. In this unt, students learn about the customers for Ohio's ag products and how these goods are traded.