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What are some natural resources in the Midwest?

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Natural resources found in America's Midwest include rich, fertile soil, oil, coal and limestone. Iron ore is another abundant natural resource found in the Midwest.

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What are some natural resources in the Midwest?
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Despite the fact that the Midwest is filled with large major cities, such as Kansas City, Detroit and Columbus, it is less populated than other major areas of the United States and there are plenty of natural resources to be found on its landscape. Farmers take advantage of the natural resources and most of the farming in the U.S. takes place in the Midwest.

Much of the world's wheat, corn and oats are grown in the Midwest and, because of this, the Midwest has earned the nickname, "America's breadbasket."

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