The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 9, 1955
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?AOI IIGHT BLTTlfflVlLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWI FRIDAT, SEPTEMBER 9. RE1/IEW *"• FORECAST This Business of Farming Bf H. M. CARTER Associate Crmnty Agent Farm Planning Payi I belwve Norih Mississippi County farnww could do just as well a* a group of Indiana farmers who have increased their income by 30 percent. During the past two years more than 3,000 Indiana farmers have participa t ed in a fa rm planning service of the Agricultural Economic* Department of Purdue Univer- »iw. According' io these farmers 1 own •srimawe. they have been able to increase their earning capacity by •n average of about 30 percent by Applying ihe principles of farm business organization. Farm planning if really farm management in action. It covers the -whole broad scope ol the farm business. It involves the consideration of frise land use, profitable enterprise combinations, modern practices in crop and livestock production, measuring and balancing volume of business, and ihe wise use of available labor and capital. Welding all these factors together into a well knit, smooth running-, profitable machine is no small , trick, but i* pay* off irhwi you ; get the job done. j Vermont Study ; A Vermont study also showed ', farm planning to be quite profit- j able. The study showed what hap- i pened the sixth year after individual farm planning was carried out on 12 farms as compared to what happened on 12 other very | similar farms where individual farm j planning had not been undertaken. I The farms in both groups had I the same average labor income in 1946 when the study was started IS1552 for Group 1, the planning group, and $1551 for Group 2, the non-planning group'. In 1952, -six years later, the farms in Group 1 had a labor income of $4564 while the farms in Group 2 had a labor income of 32623. "When the labor incomes of 1952 were adjusted to the 1946 level, to take out the factors of increasing prices over rhe year.-; covered, the farm planning group had labor incomes which increased 77 percent above the increase in the non- planning group. Records Show Need for Planning Studies of farm-account records in MVtrftl sittes show the nttd (or larm planning to secure food efficiency «nd higher returns from farming. The« farm-account stud- iec reveal why some farm* earn so much more than others. One »uch study ie an Illinois study based on 10 years of records, 1936 to 1954, Jeept by 240 cooperators in the Farm-Bureau Farm- Management Service. This service is conducted by the University of Illinois, Department of Agricultural Economics in cooperation with county farm bureaus. This Illinois study showed that the 72 highest earning farms i30% of total) earned an average of $3,740 a farm per year more than the 72 lowest-earning farms. Eight efficiency factors accounted for about three-fourths of this difference. They were crop yields: livestock production efficiency; labor efficiency; power and machinery efficiency : prices of products sold: cropping system: building and fencing costs; and percent of crops f ed. One of the important points brought out in the Illinois study ; was the fact that it pays to do well ] in all parts of the farm business. Farms that were so organized and operated that they were among the upper half in efficiency in all eight of the factors affecting earnings, earned an average of $3,760 (47%) more per farm per year than the average of all 240 farms included in the study. Farms below average in all eight factors earned $1,765 (22%) less than the average of all farms. Surely such studies emphasize the value to the individual farmer of keeping records and making a careful study of his farm business. T sincerely believe that farm planning is*" just as important in the cotton Delta of North Mississippi County as it is in the fertile corn belt of north central Illinois where this study was conducted. I believe that our farming requires no less managerial skill and knowledge. Certainly we have as much invested and at stake. If anything our risks are greater. Efficiency factors may differ in their relative importance, but the application of farm management principles should be equally profitable. Power Picking -1955 Style Cleaner cotton and higher grade* at lower ooste — that's the story ol Allis-Chalmers one-row Spindler Type Pickers. Spindles are long, grooved and barbless . . . and reach completely through the plants. Result: highly efficient picking with less trash and leaves in the lint — less staining. An Allis-Chalmers Picker can help you keep cotton growing profitable. Katy rm . . . Easy off standard AlUf- Chalmert Traclort 2. Hishtr grade* 3. Priced to keep rrttricted acfeaget profitable Tun* m Hit National Form ami Horn* Hour — tr,rf Solunfay — N»C ( PUIS-CHflLMERS) V^ S»US MHD ifltyiCl i BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. Blyfheville, Ark. Ph. 3-4404 Attention: Men of the 461st Wing! Hudson Can Supply All Your Clothing Needs: • Uniforms • Belts • Caps • Ties • Slacks • Shirts • Cheverons • Jewelry Cleaner - Clothier • Tailor BIytheville, Ark. Weather And Crop Bulletin Compiled by cooperative effort! of USDA, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) The mean temperature for the past week as determined from the records of 21 stations was 72 degrees, which is 6 degrees below normal. Weekly means ranged from 67 degrees at Fayetteville to 76 degrees at Portland. Temperature extremes ranged from 45 degrees at Fayetteville on the 2nd io 95 degrees at several stations on the 5th. There were 9 stations reporting an appreciable amount of rain, av eniging 0.27 inch. Weekly totals ranged from none at 19 stations to 1.21 inches at El Dorado. A number of areas benefited from showers during the week but a general rain is needed for latej maturing crops and for seeding fall grains and alfalfa. The weather during the week was generally favorable for harvesting operations. COTTON is maturing: rapidly with limited picking underway in a number of counties. Boll weevil infestation is high in many fields and poisoning schedules are being continued by many farmers in an effort to save as much of the late fruit as possible. While weather is ideal for picking:, some areas need additional moisture for maturing late boll?. Late CORX needs rain in many counties but the over-all feed situation continues good. Some har vesting of early corn and GRAIN SORGHUMS is underway with good yields reported. Harvest of HAY and SILAGE crops continues. RICE is maturing: rapidly with limited harvest underway, notably in Arkansas, Lonoke. and Prairie Countie^ A few counties report some infestation with green clover worms necessitating control measures. A good yield is expected generally. I A better SOYBEAN crop than harvested during the last few years j is still in prospect, although there I ! was some deterioration because of i insufficient moisture in some areas. Some infestation with the clover. worm is also reported in soybeans' but control measures have been' effective. In irrigated section,- or where timely showers have been received yield prospects are very good. Seeding of FALL GRAINS is slowed by dry weather. Some acreage was seeded in the dust and. of course, seeding was heavy in ihoss areas receiving showers during the week. Land preparation continues wnere soil moisture will permit. The TOMATO harvest continues in northwestern counties although ' nearing completion. SNAP BEANS are also being marketed in this I area. Land preparation for plant-1 ing SPINACH is underway in' Crawford County with a small acreage already .seeded. Limited SWEETPOTATO harvest is underway in central and southern counties. STRAWBERRY heels continue to show improvement with cooler weather. PASTURES generally need rain but LIVESTOCK Hru holding up! well. The highest tick and fly in-[ festation in years in reported in' Sevier County. j FARM LABOR supply Is mostly I adequate at present but the de- ' mand for cotton pickers is expected to increase sharply in the next ten days. DARK VICTORY—Blind Farmer Michael Dively feeds and raises his pigs even though he can't see them on,his farm near Claysburg, Pa. The 62-year-old farmer, who lost his sight when he was 12. runs a 100-acre farm. With help from the Pennsylvania Council for the Blind, he bought machinery. agent is very appreciative of the assistance given him and the other Extension workers by local leaders and judges. The contest Is quite extensive in that it takes Rbout three hours to take the written test,, present the discussion*, and give the driving demonstrations. RECLAIMED LANDS The Netherlands has reclaimed from sea, lake and marsh about 30 per cent of Us total land area. More than half its people live below sea level, protected by 1800 miles of dikes and 2000 pumping units. Maloch Says By D. V. MALOCH Mississippi County Agent If one is in doubt whether ov not to plant veich, he should visit some fields in South Mississippi County where soybeans were planted following a vetch crop turned under with adjacent rows planted where no vetch was plowed under. On most of these fields the .soybeans following vetch were much greener on Sept. 1, than the beans on the non-vetch land. In most of the fields very little burning had occurred on the vetch land except in heavy sand blows. A good demonstration in the value of vetch on soybeans can be seen on the J. R. Forrester farms at Wtm-lon. Mr. Forrester is an enthusiastic leader in the vetch program carried on In South Mississippi County. "There is no crop that will tnke rhe place of vetch," Mr. Forrester, said. Does It P»3's to Flat Break? There is some difference of opinion relative to depth of plowing and the type of machine to use in seed bed preparation. Observations mode by your county agent indicate that it is very desir- able to flat break all land at teast every second or third year. The plows should run a little deeper when the land is flat broke so that it will tend to break up any partial hard pans that have been formed by plowing when 'wet or undue packing with tractor wheels. The depth of seed bed preparation, when middle busters are used, is quite misleading; it looks much deeper than it actually is. As R whole, plows used in the seed bi>d preparation is not RS important as the depth of plowing and whether or not all the ground is broken. 4-11 Trader Contest Thirty-eight boys entered the seventh annual tractor driving contest. Saturday, ( Septeniber 3. at Osceola. Over GO boys had tried cut- in the community training meeting? and over 500 boys had received instructions in tractor maintenance in regular 4-H meetings. . This tractor driving contest was .sponsored by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, with Elliott Sartain president. As in the past years, the county TOP QUALITY FALL SEEDS Non Certified Kembar Barley $1.80 per bushel Certfied Kembar Barley $2.00 per bushel Rye . $1.95 per bushel Buffalo Alfalfa 37c per Ib. Oklahoma Alfalfa 33c per Ib. Hairy Vetch 17}c per Ib. Common Vetch lie per Ib. KentckySl Fescue 15c perlb. Rye Grass lOc per Ib. WE ARE IN THE MARKET FOR CORN, SOYBEANS AND COMBINE MILO AT TOP PRICES FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Homt of Sudden Seme*" N. 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SO Months for Road Hazard 2. For Life in Workmanship See Us For Your Truck Tires R. C. FARR & SONS 400 Railroad Phone 3-4567 Defoliate Cotton SPECIAL GRADE Defoliation ol cotton with AERO Cyanandd is simple, practical and vconomicai. » Matures crop earlier— * Picking is easier, faster— * Cotton grade ii better lor higher profits at the gin— » Stops boll rot— Also Available in Limited Quantities , .. 2 NEW SPRAY DEFOLIANTS AMINO TRIAZOLE and AMINO TRIAZOLE-S.E.X.® Ask for leaflets or write to AMERICAN Cijanamid COMPANY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS DIVISION Donogh.y Bldg., littl. Rock, Ark. We are the Oldest Distributors of AERO CYNAMID in Northeait Arkansas and South- cast Missouri. We have the know how through 10 years of experience. We will provide you with the advice and technical assistance so necessary to defoliate cotton correctly. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. N. Highway 61 BIytheville Warehouse Ph. 3-3.) 18 Bob/ « Rub Liniment ATAtlftblc It tour fifiirftr drill rvuntn C. O *MITH PRODUCT!! 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