Combine Harvester yielding staples—basic foods such as wheat and rice are called staple crops.
The First All-American Crops
The Sweetest Crop Of All
Barren Deserts Turned Green
A Coconut is a Giant Nut
By Hand or By Machine—Modern types of rice can be produce in several harvests a year. They can be planted by machines, but these are too expensive for many farmers.
Ancient Terraces—some rice terraces, like these in the Philippines, are thousands of years old.