The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 5, 1954
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN REVIEW «• FORECAST On Missco Farms • Bj KEITH BILBKtV, Count; Ajent The Farm Bureau Sayg Here is whal the Mississippi County Farm Bureau resolutions says this week on the parity loan program. "We believe that parity is a figure representing a fair return to the farmer and think that he is entitled to 10 per cent there of. We unanimously feel that so long as minimum wages, tied to the cost of living is recognized for labor, and so long as cost plus contracts are the customs for Government lettings, that 90 per cent of parity loans for cotton is a reasonable request. We ask our State Farm Bureau, through its elected delegates to the National Convention, to do all in it* power to get 90 per cent of parity loan adopted as a National policy of the American Farm Bureau. Cotton farmers in Mississippi County are willing to control production in order to maintain 90 per cent supports." 1955 Cotton Allotments Here Is what the Mississippi County Farm Bureau resolutions says in regard to cotton allotments for next year. "In view of the fact we strongly defend 90 per cent supports on cotton, we recommend that the cotton acreage be left at the figure set by the Secretary of Agriculture: 18,113,308 for 1955. "W« deplore closed door agreements as used for increasing 1954 allotments. "If increases are made in 1955 allotment, we respectfully request that they be made in like manner th»t the original allotment was passed down to states. "If the National allotment is increased, then in no event should .it exceed 20,000,000 acres." Majority opinion at the annual meeting seemed to be something like this, "I had rather produce a smaller crops and get a decent price for it. We need to work the surplus down some. Just because some cotton is in the government "set aside" doesn't mean that it no longer exist." On the other side of the argument is this: The 1955 allotment as it now stands is an awful cut in production. If we stayed with that acreage and produced a poor crop the government might take acreage controls off in 1956. The fear, in that case, is that the West would be turned lose again to plant a tremendous acreage of cotton. Soil Testing ' A summary of the soil testing work in North Mississippi County shows that 238 soil samples were sent in from East of Big Lake and 7,561 acres were tested. One hundred and six samples were sent in from west of Big Lake, with 3.492 acres tested. 1954 was the poorest year since 1930 so far as Betting profitable results from fertilizer is concerned. imall, intricate aluminum and magnesium parts, formerly impossible to produce by casting- methods, now can be cast in plaster of Paris molds. They can be turned out faster, cheaper, and with such perfection as to require little or no subsequent machining:. $•• how YOU, toOf con PLOW LIKE A CHAMPION! * COMf IN... iee tha lama tractor and plow combination that won the National Levoland Plowing Contest at Olney, Illlnoli. ^f It's the McCoraick* Farmall* Super • M-TA and McCormick No. 8 3-bottom plow with Plow Chief bottoms. * Iff US TILL YOU ... why this tractor-plow combination can do top-quality work ... the same kind of champion-quality plowing— for you. * THEN, TRY IT ON YOUR OWN FARM ARRANGE FOR A DEMONSTRATION mplements, Inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" Blyrheville Phone 3-6863 MAKE YOUR OWN RAIN SPRINKLING IS GOOD CROP IN. SURANCt O«UUM » m«k«> H pat- fir you to irrigate wh*n *od M64 TOt THC A-M SYSTEM giv*s you mtny Mclmtvt p«t«rrfed ftfc tw*»l It meant fatter, *a«*r, foolproof coupling and IM. Evtry valvt, wupHng and fWing h made of tiw I aloy . . . YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORE! CJ • fcf < M Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. Manita, Ark. Priori* 111 Farm Price Index Drops Arkansas Farmers See Incomes Fall LITTLE ROCK (tf) ~ The Crop Reporting Service says the price ndcx for Arkansas farm product delined one per cent from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 with poultry and egfis leading the drop. Drops also were noted in oil- bearing crops, two per cent; cotton, DIFFERENT SILAGE STORAGE — Many leaders in agriculture in this area think one of the important factors in a financially sue cessful beef cattle program in this area is the production of silage. Trench silos, such as the one pictured here, may be dug in ditch dumps, and thus far have proven practical. Here is a 150-ton silo on the Earl Wildy farm near Leachvllle. It Is filled with Adas Sorgo silage. Trench Is dug in ditch dump to provide drainage at the bottom, Family Farm Here to Stay, Says Expert COLUMBIA, Mo. — "The fear .hat the family farm will disap- jear from the agricultural scene s without foundation," O. B. Jesness, chairman of the department of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota, said to those in attendance at the final day of the Sixth Annual Farm Forum sponsored by the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri. "And the fact that agriculture has retained the individual farm unit does not mean that progress has not been made on the farm front," he continued. "The farmer has applied the results of scientific research in animal and crop improvement, in fighting insects, diseases and weeds and in. preserving and maintaining the soil and its productivity. "Today, the farmer is gaining in his battle with the elements and while risks of drouth, frosts, floods and the like are still with us, modern agriculture is better able to cope with them than ever before." Problems Many Jesness also noted that farm people need Ho get over the notion that there is one single farm problem and that somehow a miracu lous easy solution for that problem will be discovered. "Farm problems are legion," he said, "and improvements come a great variety of ways. It is highly important that, farm people and the public generally put forth more effort in acquiring an understanding of these problems and using that understanding as a basis for developing improvements." Earlier in the program, Wendell McKensey, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri, had defined the family farm. He said that the family farm is a form of organization of agricultural production in which the family is the central and primary unit in production — both from the standpoint of management and labor. A Living, Too "Also, it has sufficient resources to provide a satisfactory standard of living — that is," McKinsey said, "living conditions comparable to what the similar expenditure of effort in other lines provides." It does not involve extensive resources to the point that it results ...our Universal Way We can show you a CERTAIN- TEED UNIVERSAL SHINGLE roof in BlythevlHc over 20 years old and still good. And they colt only $6.00 per 100 sq. feet. A new roof and any oilier home Improvement can be financed over 38 months with no down payment. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. 319 \V- Ash Ph. .yi551 in distinct separation between labor and management or that the amount of labor hired is so great that hived labor itself becomes a determining factor between profit or loss, he continued. Nor does the family farm require ownership of the land by the farm operator. On tne auernoon program, Clifford R. Meeker, extension farm management specialist at the University, told his listeners that many farm families are achieving the goal of making a satisfactory living; — even at peace-Lime p*riccs. To do this, he said the farm must make enough money above operating costs to pay family expenses and have something left over for getting ahead. Principles Meeker listed some of the management principles that successful farmers have used for a long time. These were, first — set definite goals or objectives for the farm business. Second — concentrate on the most profitable enterprises and push them first and farthest. Third — get a large volume of business. Fourth — get high yields of crops and high returns from livestock. Fifth — use good equipment to make labor productive. He noted that thousands of Missouri farmers are using the balanced farming plan to figure out the most profitable combination of crop and livestock enterprises for their Individual farms. Steady Bean Prices Are Forecast Soybean prices are likely to remain steady to slightly higher for the next 60 days. J. M. Ragsdale, extension economist at the University of Missouri, says prices for number two soybeans at central Missouri points averaged from $2.55 to $2,65 a bushel on October H. This is about, 15 cents more than the price paid in the same area a month earlier. Therefore, it i.s entirely possible that the low' point in soybean prices was reached during the month of 1953 Was Good Year for Some Broiler, Col-He, Many Other Crops Broke Records FAYETTEVILLE—Official statistics on Arkansas agriculture just released by the Crop Reporting Service show that 1953 was a year of record production of crops, cattle, ond broilers. However, income .was down slightly from 1952. The Crop Reporting Service in Arkansas is a joint Federal-Stale function carried on by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, and the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. Report Series No. 43 of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station contains the 1953 statistical summary. Crop production was 5.7 per cent above the 1952 volume, and 2.7 pel- cent over the 1952-51 average. Increased acreages of cotton, rice, oats, wheat, and sorghum attributed to the Increase. Record yields were realized on oats, wheat, and barley, and alxivc average yields on cotton and rice. However, the corn acreage was the smallest harvested since 1867, and soybean production, of the drought, was only a little more than half of the 1952 figure. Cattle production in Arkansas established a new high in 1953, with a 6 per cent gain in the number of beef cattle on farms January 1, 1954 over a year earlier, and a 5 Picnic sandwiches will stay fresh longer if you seal the edges of the wax paper with a hot Iron after wrapping them. September. The October 1 estimate of soybean production was 331 million bushels for the United Suites and 26.5 million bushels for Mliwourl. This is an increase over 1953 of 70 million bushels for the United States and one million bushels for Missouri, Ragsdale points out. per cent gain In dairy cattle. A record total of 74,6»0,000 broilers was produced in the state in 1953, making Arkansas second only to Georgia in total production. The value of principal crops declined to $429,999,999, 4 per cent less than in 1952. Much of the reduction was due to the decline In the soybean crop, although priced for field crops were generally lowei than in 1952. Total cash receipts from all farm marketings totaled $558,340iQOO, with livestock and livestock products making .up 32 per cent of the total. The report emphasizes that the 1953 season was a relatively unfavorable one. Wet weather retarded field work In- early spring. Beginning in June, record high temperatures and drought hurt crops. One cnnipcnsuting factor was an excellent harvest season. Single copies of the report, "1953 Agricultural Statistics for Arkansas, " may, , be obtained without ctmrgc from the. Crop Reporting Service, 310 Federal Building, Little Rock, or the.Bulletin Office, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Fay- ettevillc. Protect Your Machinery With STRONGBARN GALVANIZED CORRUGATED STEEL ROOFING AND SIDING Cresored Poles and Posts Rough Lumber E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Blylhcvillc, Ark. three per cent and one per cent for meat animals. Poultry and eggs were reported down four per cent. Pood grains led the list of commodities which the report said bmd shown increases during the 30-day period. They were up 27 per c«nt. Hog prices showed a seasonal decline and citrus dipped sharply to drop the national farm price Index by nenriy two per cent. A sharper thim usual increase in milk prices and commercial vegetables was one of the Important off-setting factors, the report said. If you prefer lo burn Liquefied Petroleum (propane and butane) here are brand-aew tractors to meet your every need—specially- designed John Deere "60" and "70" Trac• tors that are highly efficient on LP-Gas and develop essentially the same hor»epow*r ai gasoline-burning "60's" and "70'i." The new John Deere LP-Gas Tractors are factory-engineered in every detail. They offer higher engine compression ratios, cold •^•~ . manifoid, special LP-Gas cart/ureter, new- type ignition with resistor by-pas» and many other features to give you maximum efficiency and economy on Liquefied' Petroleum. You'v* got to ie« theie aew traclon 16 really appreciate them. Stop at our itora, Check these tractors. Note the clean, compact design. See how much more you get in a John Deere "60" or "70" LP-Ga« Tractor. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 3-4434 South Highway 61 THE TRACTOR WITH PROFIT-MAKING PUNCH Hero comes the bright Persian orange WD-45 Tractor that's showing farmers everywhere how much big tractor power hns heen improved. The Allis-Chalmcrs tractor weighs in at several hundred pounds less than others in its class. It replaces dead weight with aggressive power, new punch and staying power. Round after round ... no matter how tough the soil conditions, the WD-45 transfers rear-mounted implB- tncnt weight automatically with Traction Booster to tha rear wheels where it counts most. Try the Allis-Clmlmera WD-45 ... you owe it to yourself to learn how different your farming can bo with the new 3-plow champion. ffllLIS'CHflLMERS") Si*. V * SAltS A'HD SERVICE J and Horn. 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