OOVKfBR fflWI PAOB I 111 VIM RE VIEW -FORECAST Cotton Continues To be Arkansas's Top Money Crop FAYETTEVILLE—Cotton contin- ued'to be Arkansas' leading money making crop in 1954 with rice, cattle, dairy products, and broilers completing the "top five" farm commodities bracket. So reports the 1964 Agricultural Statistics for Arkansas just released by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station and the Crop Reporting Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Crop production in 1954 was 2.1 per cent below the 1953 volume but slightly above the 1943-52 average. Bumper crops of rice and.oats swelled the 1954 production. Acreage restrictions in. cotton resulted in less production than a year earlier. The acreage of rice harvested in 1854 reached a new record high, with the 1954 rice crop valued at approximately 63 million dollars. Record production of cattle and broilers was also reached in 1954. However, because of lower prices, gross income from broilers was 11 per cent below that ol 1053. During the summer of 1954. there was a severe drought and heat wave. Pastures, corn, hay crops, soybeans, and other crops were. adversely af- fected. Although farmers harvested the same acreage of corn as in 1963, the yield was the smallest in Arkansas since 1866. The total value of principal crops produced in Arkansas in 1954 amounted to 397 million dollars, J decline of 4 per cent from the 1953 value of 414 million. Livestock and livestock products amounted to 32 per cent of the state's total cash receipts, while receipts from crops came to 68 per cent of the total. Detailed records on the leading farm commodities are included in the report. Published annually by the Crop Reporting Service in Arkansas in conjunction with Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station, the report is a Federal-.State function. It is Report Series No. 51 of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Single copies of the report, "1954 Agricultural Statistics for Arkansas", may be obtained without charge from the Crop Reporting Service, 316 Federal Building, JJttle Rock, or the Bulletin Office. University of Arkansas College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Fayetteville. •- - . ' ~ Maloch Says By D. V. MALOCH Mississippi County Agent Two-Way R»<Ho« Popular Farm; Ohlendorf Farm. Osceola; This Business of Farming B? M. n. CARTER i County Agen L»t's consider the possibilities of under the profit sharing agree" " _ new "agricultural ladder" for our sons and young men who want o enter farming. The old ladder, rom hired man to renter to owner, ms become most painful to climb because of the large amount of capital required for farming today. Labor and profit sharing agreements (better known as father and son agreements) enable a young man with no capital to enter farm- ng as a business enterprise rather han to work only as a hired man. Although such agreements are usually between fathers and sons or father and sons-in-law, they can )e used to advantage by non-rela- ,lves in some situations. Labor and profit sharing agreements are being used by some iarmers with promising young men until they accumulate capital and move on to other farms as renters. Two Types of Agreements Father and son farm business ar- ing. may be patterned after the following two types of agreements. First, for the boy who has only ,iis labor to contribute. (1) the guaranteed wage and share of net income agreement may be used. Later, for the boy who has gained considerable managerial experience and accumulated some capital, the (2) complete profit sharing partnership agreement may be used. Both of these arrangements are based upon father and son sharing net earnings in propr contributions to the "Two-way radios- are being used on nine south Mississippi County farms to increase efficiency in managing the farm operations, to decrease travel, and furnish a quick method of communication in emergencies. The two-way systems are used on the Luxora Mill and Gin Company Asparagus New Crop For State FAYETTEVILLE — A vegetable crop new to the area is being recommended as suitable for the Arkansas River Valley following extensive research at the Arkansas Valley Vegetable Substation at Van ment: Net income of farm Wage allowance Father $1,500 Son 1,500 Interest on Investment 'Father 12,000 Son 200 Total deductions $5,200 Remaining profit (to be divided 50-50 — $1.800. This plan is designed for situations in which the son is able to carry a large part of the managerial responsibility and has acquired considerable capital. Kccortls a Necessity If agreements of this kind are to succeed, the division of income must be based on well-kept farm records, consisting of a farm inventory and a record of expenses and receipts. Too. it will be necessary to review frequently the contributions of „! each party to the farm business ,.! and make any needed adjustments to insure equitable sharing. Other essential conditions for success include a business large enough to provide adequate income for both parlies, satisfactory living arrangements, and a written agreement. References For more detailed study of father and son farm business agreements — including advantages, problems, conditions essential for success, how to compute contributions and in' to'Their' settlements, suggested forms for business, a I written agreements, legal Aspects, oonruons , , necessity for a successful arrange-1 «c. - the following publications t are recommended: mem - ' (1) Cornell Extension Bulletin Buren. The new crop is asparagus. yields from plantings in the Arkansas Valley compare favorably with production in the East. According to O. A. Bradley. Assistant Horticulturist at the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station, yields as high as 4,000 pounds per acre have been obtained. This compares with the average of 3,000 pounds or less In the eastern part of the country where the crop has been of commercial value for some time. Cromer Brothers, Carson Lake; Lowrance Brothers, Driver; Laney Farms. Osceola; Lee Wilson and Company, Wilson; Keiser Supply, Keiser; Grain Company, Wilson; and John White Farm, Nodena Community. Cotton Quotas Mississippi County will receive the 1956 official cotton allotment soon. Preliminary figures indicate that the county acreage will be cut about the national average reduction ot four percent. However, individual farms may be cut either more or less depending on a number of factors. The county committee in Mississippi County has always done its best to administer the program rules and regulations on a fair and impartial basis and I know they will continue this policy for the 1956 allotment program. Soybean Yields Many farmers in South Mississippi County can be very proud of their soybean yields. Several farmers have reported the highest yields in the history, of their farms on limited acreages as well as very good average yields. Reports indicate that a few fields made as high as 50 bushels per acre with a number of fields making over 40 bushels per acre. Average yiejd for the farms in some cases has been considerably above average yields for that farm during the past three years. One of the problems in production that has not been fully answered yet Is why the yield on the same farm varies so from year to The Wage-and-Share Agreement Under the "wage - and - share" agreement, the son furnishes only his labor and his limited share of management to the farm business. The father owns the farm property, pays all operating and capital expenses, and • generally provides the major share of the management. The son, under the wage-and- share agreement, receives a guar- 892, Father and Son Arrangements on the Farm, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. (2) Michigan Special Bulletin 386. Family Farm Operating Agreements, Michigan State College, Lansing, Michigan. (3) Illinois Circular 587, Father- Son Farm Business Agreements, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. omul. oen,v,"v,..*, *~~..~ - r,— (4) Missouri Exp. Sta. Bulletin anteed wage, generally advanced at 594, Father and Son Agreements, monthly intervals throughout the j university of Missouri, Columbia, year. He shares in the farm earnings only when his share of the nel return exceeds his wage allowance. For example, if the son's labor and management contribution entitles him to 20 percent of the net income and if he receives a guaranteed annual wage of SI.000. then the son would share in the farm earnings only when annual net income exceeds S5.000. If under this 'situation the net r some time. j year ^d O n adjacent farms on same soil conditions in vpql . Weather and this area seem to be good for the crop. The comparatively cold winter gives the plant its needed rest. The fairly neutral soil in the River Valley appears to be well suited to the growth of asparagus, which is quite sensitive to acid soils. Another advantage is that the River Valley soils require little fertilizing for the vegetable. Nitrogen seems to be the main element which must be added. The Experiment Station has gained good weed control through the use of CMU. Two applications of one and one-half pounds pel- acre are made. One is applied before the cutting season starts, and one is made at the end of the cutting season. Dr. Bradley explained that the chemica' will prevent new weeds from coining up, but it is necessary that the land be properly disked and all weeks killed before the war in Europe had ended. year. Research on soybeans is being carried on at the alfalfa substation at Osceola to help answer some of the troublesome soybean production problems encountered during the past few years. Largest Lake Largest man-made lake in the world is Kentucky Lake, in western Kentucky. With a shoreline of 2400 miles, it extends 185 miles in length from Kentucky to the Pick ick Dam in Tennessee. GUARANTEED PLENTY OF ROOM Yes, we've still got plenty of room to buy Soybeans So, for your best price bring your soybeans to FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home Of Sudden Service" Hulson Md K. Bw*dw»r Mo. (5) U.S.D.A. Farmers Bulletin 2026, Father-Son Farm Operating Agreements. W A NING ORDER IX THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Mr_. Mattie Bunch, Pltf. On Missco Farms Br KEffH BUMEY, Cowl? Aj«nt To The Capitol The State 4-H Club Congress in _,lttle Rock is a fitting climax to ?ears of efforts by county, district and state champion boys and girls. It's inspiring. They never forget it. Dickie Nokes of Promised Land s North Mississippi County champion boy for 1055. Rebecca Cassidy, Armorel, is champion girl. Elizabeth Brister, Yarbro. is a district winner, and State 4-H council secretary. Roy Baker, Gosnell, Is a State champion in Entomology, (study and control of insects). Mrs. Holiman, local Home Demonstration Agent, carried this group to Little Rock today. They return Saturday. Soybean Capitol Mississippi County should be, and probably is. the best source of good soyboan seed in the South. The county produces far and away more beans than any other in the South, according to the census. This seed business is another reason I am glad soybeans are turning out so well. The Lee beans are rolling out this week, and they sure look good. Most of the Dormans did unusually well. I've heard of so many reports of 34 to 51 bushels per acre Ogdens that I'm beginning to believe some of them. All seed dealers say these are best quality in several years, and certainly the cleanest. Research I'm mad. I don't know who at, but I think it is me. I'm mad because I can't tell each of you about all the research you are getting on the Osceola, Grider and Marie plots. Also, I'm disappointed because most of you did not attend the Experiment Station visiting day there this summer. They have a cotton that has repeatedly out yielded all other varieties when left thick in the drill — never chopped! Furthermore, it is 100 percent resistant to angular leaf spot. Therefore, it maintains a very heavy leaf cover and shades out grass and weeds! You remember the good cotton Charlie and Garrett Abbott produced just east of Bltyheville a year or so ago? They never chopped it, just harrowed across the rows until the cotton got some size on it? Will this new cotton make chopping unnecessary? The gumbo studies are outstanding. income for the farm were 56,000. | Monajue Williams Grisson, then the son would be due a settle- " ~" ment of $200 ut the end of the year. Profit Sharing Agreement The complete profit sharing part- the junior partner is not given a wage plus a share of the net income, but receives one-half of the net profit remaining: after each party has been paid prevailing interest and wage rates for the resources he furnishes. (A remaining; SEAL net loss is also shared on a 50-50 basis.) 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You should see the six-year-old alfalfa variety tests, and you would see why we now recommend Buffalo. harvested crops? Harry W. Wellhausen, Extension i Agronomist, says that wheat and barley may be successfully sown up to the last week in November. Fall oats of the winter hardy varieties may be sown over a wide range of dates — from August to January — and still produce higher grain yields than spring oats. November oat seedings normally yield 25 percent less than those made the last of September. This is still more than twice as much as normally can be expected from spring oats. Book-of-the-Month Every county and home agent in the land will be writing an annual report next week. If you are one of the many who conducted some sort of demonstration or test with your agents in 1955, the results would sure come in handy right now. For years the North Mississippi County has been in excess of 100 typewritten pages. (Poor secretaries). You have made a lot of progress in many fields again this year. We'll have to record it. Did You Know What crops to seed now after !at£ WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Barbara Thorn, Pltf. vs. No. 13,128 Grady Thorn, Dft. The defendant, Grady Thorn, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Barbara Thorn. Dated this 12th day of October, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LI8TON, ClerH. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. O. Claude F. Cooper, atty. for ptf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad. lltem. 10/14-21-38-U/4 FAILURE REMINDER Cape Disappointment, in Washington, received its name as a reminder of the failure of navigators to discover the mouth of the Columbia River. SOoooREflSOflflBlE! "A Caloric Gas Range would ge» you much further than those posies. And they're 'Sooo Reasonable' at the BLYTHEVILLE PROPANE CO.!" Hi! H'luay 61 N. 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