• subject: Agriculture

Agriculture

Hay harvest in Mecklenburg <br> around 1925 Hay harvest in Mecklenburg
around 1925

region Mecklenburg

Agriculture shaped the region for more than 1,000 years. The Slavs worked their fields with the scratch plough and bred farm animals. Settlers from the west came around 1200 and brought with them multi-field farms and soil turning ploughs. Until the 17th century peasant clearances led to the creation of manorial economies with arable land and pastures. From 1850 agriculture became mechanised and chemicals were introduced. The Land Reform of 1945 seized the properties and shared them among the peasants. By 1960 they had become large farms again and were consolidated in agricultural producers‘ cooperatives. Large areas continued to remain in the new ownership form after 1990.

Wahlplakat 1946 Election poster 1946

region Western Pomerania

Agriculture shaped the region for more than 1,000 years. The Slavs worked their fields with the scratch plough and bred farm animals. Settlers from the west came around 1200 and brought with them multi-field farms and soil turning ploughs. Until the 17th century peasant clearances led to the creation of manorial economies with arable land and pastures. From 1850 agriculture became mechanised and chemicals were introduced. The Land Reform of 1945 seized the properties and shared them among the peasants. By 1960 they had become large farms again and were consolidated in agricultural producers‘ cooperatives. Large areas continued to remain in the new ownership form after 1990.