1. Farm equipments and animals, which farmers use to plow farms, are increasingly being used by colonists in the new America.
Does the word which after comma modifies the single noun "animals" (that comes just before it) or the compound noun "farm equipment and animals"?
imo, which in this one refers to "Farm equipments and animals" because they both are used to plow the farm.
2. Declining values of farm equipments and animals, which farmers use as collateral, are creating problems for colonists in the new America.
I think here which is modifying "declining values" which is a noun. Please confirm this.
I asked a similar question in a previous post but this one is a bit different.
in this one, which is not correct one because which refers to farm equipmants and animals and they are not creating the problem. the problems are created by declining values for farm equipments and animals.