Consider the following statements with respect to the extensive commercial grain farming around the world:
1. Extensive commercial grain farming is a mid-latitude activity, mainly practiced in between 30° and 55° latitude in both hemispheres
2. Extensive commercial grain farming is known for high yield per acre but low yield per person
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The extensive commercial grain farming is mainly cultivated in the interior parts of the semi-arid lands of the mid latitude of the world. Though in this type of farming yield is low yield per acre but high yield per person because it is highly specialized and mechanized. All the agricultural activity is done by the machines. Due to this, it is also known as ‘Suitcase farming’.

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