The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 3, 1953
Page 11
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FRTDAT, AWfflJ t, 1W8 fAHKJ COURIER HEWS BLBTEW RE VIEW-^FORECAST Your '53 Acreage Won't Affect Future Cropland under Controls (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an explanation of how 1953 acreage will affect cotton acreage allotments, should they become effective, prepared by T. E. Atkinson, who ,. is extension economist of the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Extension Service.) i\ Increased cotton plantings in 1953 will not result in larger 1954 allotments for the vast majority of farms under present provisions of the law in the event marketing quotas and acreage allotments are put into effect. If acreage allotments and marketing quotas are proclaimed (or the 1954 cotton crop, base years will be 1M7. 1948, 1950, 1951, and 1952. We can fho* you CERTAIN- TEED UNIVERSAL SHINGLE roof! In Blythevllle over 20 years old and still rood. You may have 36 MONTHS TO FAY for a new roof and need have NO DOWN PAYMENT. Other repairs, remodeling, plumbing, pas 'installation or other home Improvements on same terms. Annual payments to farmers. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 W. Ash Ph. 4551 "Friendly Building Servfce" Present provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, provide that: (1) "The national acreage allotment for cotton for 1953 and subsequent years shall b^ apportioned to the states on the basis of the acreage planted to cotton during the five calendar years immediately preceding th^ calendar yefl'-' in which the national marketing quota is proclaimed, with adjustments for abnormal weather conditions during such period." Public La\v 28, 81st Congress, prohibits use of 1949 coton acreage in determining state, county, and farm allotments. The 1955 base period will be the five years, 1948. 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953 and each year thereafter the first year will be dropped and the year following the last will be added. (2) The state acreage allotment, less the state acreage reserve withheld by the state committee, shall be apportioned to counties on the base of the same five-year period that is provided in apportioning the national acreage allotment to states. (3) The 1954 county acreage allotment, less acreage reserve withheld by the county committee, shall be aportioned to farms on/which cotton was planted during any one of I the three years 1951, 1952, and 1953, primarily on the basis of a county uniform percentage of cropland on the farm, excluding acreage devoted to specified crops. If cotton ! was planted on the far min either j 1951 or 1952. the farm will be eli- j gible for a 1954 allotment as a regular cotton producing farm regard- j less of whether coton is planted on | it 1953.' | II a farmer is not already growing as much o/'his cropland to cotton as the cropland percentage factor would provide, the largest acreage which can be allotted will be the j highest acreage planted to cotton in i any one of the three years—1951,' 1952, 1953. This is the only situation under which 1953 cotton acreage i could determine farm allotment and I only a few farmers would be affect- led. stand was noted, even If planted the same day. Also, applying 40 to 50 pounds of anhydrous ammonia per acre in the bed had much less effect on stand than heavier applications of 80 to 100 pounds per acre. Do You Believe It? Some folks tell me that- an electric tence is all you need to keep geese confined in a cotton field. Do you think it will work? Ed Teaford, a South Mississippi County farmer, has tried it and he says it positively will work. If that is dependable, it will save a awful lot in fencing:. I think Mr. Tea ford started using the electric fence when the geese were young, maybe four or five weeks old. In their curiousity they go up and nibble at' the fence one time. Mr. Teaford says after that you can't drive them into the fence. Well, it's an idea anyway. Do you want to try it? Another Idea I have an outline this morning i from Robert Howell, Extension • Engineer, showing how to construct a roller or culti-packer' yourself. For the most part it is a corrugated steel culvert filled with concrete. If you are interested in such a home made tool, let us know. State's Chicks Show Increase LITTLE ROCK «pj — More than one minion broiler chicks were placed with hatcheries and dealers in Northwest Arkansas for the week ended March 28. The Arkansas Crop Reporting Service said the total placements— 1.059,000—was a four per cent increase over the previous week's totals. Of the total placement*, 763,000 chicks were hatched in the area and 296,000 came from other states. When egss first are laid, they have a protective film covering them. This is known as the "bloom" and it seals the pores and helps to keep ociers out of the fifM////?/ cotfo/t insects On Missco Farms County Agent Keith J. Bllbrey Soils Specialist Coming We are quite fortunate in being able to get Dr. Bencher, head of the University Soil Testing Laboratory, to visit us in North Mississippi County this spring. On Wednesday afternoon, April 8, at 2:30, he will : meet with farmers in the Vocational Agriculture Building at Leacliville. He will discuss the need and use of different fertilizers, primarily For that area, and then will answer any questions from the floor. If there Is something bothering you about what kind of fertilizer to use. when to use it, etc., bring your problems to Leachville next Wednesday afternoon. I Give Up I thought we were pretty smart last year when we hatched so many goslings in our incubator but I will have to admit that it took us thirty days to hatch them, i Now, look what Eddie Regenold did. He bought an Incubator like ours, set It, and after nine days he took out six goslings. Somebody said, "Maybe Regenold can hatch goose eggs as fast as he can walk—and talk—and think. ' This You Should Know Some care must be used in applying anhydrous ammonia to your cotton or a reduction in stand might result. A three-year study of the use of anhydrous ammonia and its effect on seed ger mination in Mississippi has shown ! that the application of anhydrous ammonia in the row within 4 or 5 days of the planting of cotton ' sometimes reduces germination and stand. On the other hand, when anhydrous ammonia was applied Bix j to seven inches off the center of i the bed, no adverse effect on I WITH CATERPILLAR DIESEL POWER AND MULTIPLE HITCH! - * ^' Land preparation for Spring planting is the most important single task of the farm tractor and one that requires the most power. Caterpillar Diesel crawler-type tractors give you the added power needed to do this work better, faster. When you utilize their full power you make savings in time and fuel that really make a difference in profits. Team a Caterpillar Diesel D-4 tractor with a McKinley Multiple Hitch and right away you'll realize reductions in costs. Farmers report pulling three 8-foot disk harrows at a time with McKinley hitches behind their D-4 tractors and disking 150 acres a day. That's a lot of ground prepared in one working day, hut it's possihle for you through poWer provided by a Caterpillar Diesel D-4, pulling a multiple hitch with disks. And mud won't slow you down. 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There's no need to keep your traclor tied up with a planter that is a problem and big job to attach and take off. The Massey-Harris No. 77 4-Row Drill Planter can easily be all ached -to any tractor in only a few minutes ... making it possible for you to get twice as much use out of your tractor. You plant much, much faster with the 4-Row Drill Planter ... up to 6 m.p.h. — 75 acres a day! Check heads, valves, clutches . .. they're all eliminated. Easy pulling holds fuel costs down. You can keep repairs at a minimum, save seed and plant a more valuable crop. It's flex- ible to follow land variations and main- lain uniform planting depth on level land and on the contour. Frames are steel . . . welded for strength to carry large capacity seed and fertilizer hop- pers over rough fields. Extras include: 85-Pound Capacity Fertilizer Hoppers, Automatic Blade Marker, Disc Furrow Opener and 7-Tooth Drive Sprocket. Seed Cans: Cotton and Corn Cell Drop, Corn and Duplex Cans. See it NOW! It's (he "most popular planter on the market today." 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction NORTH HIGHWAY 61 BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 2142

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