A Depression Tactic: Federal agricultural programs launched during the 1930s changed how and what Nebraska farmers planted by paying them to plant certain crops or paying them not to produce a crop at all – letting the land lie idle (fallow).
I begin with the above paragraph because this technique used to help end the devastation of the American Great Depression was a command of Godly wisdom from the Lord to care for His people.
Leviticus 25: 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest.