Jeff Kidd

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Jeff Kidd - Combines Are in Need Still, But Urgency Is Past...
Combines Are in Need Still, But Urgency Is Past PLAINVIEW—(/P)—Every available large combine still is needed In the. Panhandle. J. B. Kidd of • Texas A & M College said yester-. day. although the Texas'Wheat harvest has' reached Its peak and the " biggest combine pinch is over. ''. Kljld Is in charge of the A & M r ^Extension Service's combine farm labor program. J "We're beginning to see daylight," "' Kidd reported,' "and the situation looks a lot better right now than we had thought possible a week ago. ,.-At the same' time, there's still a | big job to be done In the £ panhandle counties with plenty of -' wheat still ,to be cut. "The big-squeeze was on for combines during the past week when 1 15.000.000 acres of wheat matured in a' 600-|mile long area stretching from Texas into Nebraska." ,- II maturity had been normal. Kidd said, 5.000,000 acres would "have matured in the southern portion of that area with the harvest progressing northward' more slowly. Abnormally warm, dry weather ir tlie northern sections rushed ma turlty there, while the crop in th south matured slowly. Then, all a 'once, the whole works was ready for harvest at one time. Reports from county agents tt -'the farm labor office in Plainview r indicated that from/55 to 85 percen fot the crop that was cut south o |>the Canadian Rivpr, while harves r&s In full swing north of the river Kidd warned against operators»o. , small combines bringing their equip- j ment long distances for the harvest although all' ayailable large ma- chines still were urgently needed both in Texas and the northern yvheat states. 'Small combines are too likely to' prove uneconomica units of operation and result i! Josses for the operators, Kidd said Qn completion of the Texas har- many of the combines will move out/of Texas on the long harvest trip through Kansas. Nebraska, Wyoming,, Montana, the Dakotas and into Canada,

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  1. Pampa Daily News,
  2. 06 Jul 1947, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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