The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 25, 1955
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVI1XE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 25, 195S RE VIEW *« FORECAST Some Farmers Willing To Split Marketing Cost of Surplus Cotton Senators. Previous testimony had brought! it would cost approximately '210 out that it might take a price re- million dollars to market 6 million duction of seven cents a pound for bales of cotton on tht.'; Basis, American cotton to ta*e its share However, Dr. C. R. Siiyre. .speak- of the foreign market. Senator Al- j ing for the Mississippi Delta Coun- len Ellender estimated roughly that I cil, pointed out that m the transt- Certified LEE Soybeans 80% OR BETTER GERMINATION $4 50 Per Bushel 50c per bushel deposit will hold your order until Planting Time. FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" N. Broadway at Hutson Ph. 3-8191 They're Bigger, Better, Thanks to Research We have come a long way on H"' W™ froMt si " L ' e Secretary of Farm output is now nearly twice what it was in those days. Agriculture James Wilson praised our grandfathers, 50 years :\t'o. Federal, slate and private reesarch have played a big part. Tl» for an output "so large as to be beyond any rational comprehension." pictures below tell the stories of some of these advances. ' AVERAGE 8-WEEK WI-iGKTS, MALES ; i93Q RATION &39' RATION &*& ftATiON ' IW RATION 2.8i IBS SOoonREfJSOnHBLE! to---* *'. . . and cur No. 27, don't forget to fjo l>y the 1I1.YTHKV1LLE PROPANE CO. before you buy ytmr v;tf« -A i»rcs«nt. You should see the new Caloric Gns Kunges and they're 'Sooo Reasonable!' " y " freftom ffaiferaff i far* mj t/me ttteds " «B) H 'm atJ 61 N Blutheville.Ark, l tion from the old to the new parity , formula, farmers would lose one i cent a pound and another 2\' 2 cents I if the basis for the loan is changed j from 7 H inch to the average tirade < and staple which is about one inch. I Farmers, therefore, will be receiving 3!' 2 cents per pound less, or one-half of the estimated cost of marketing the surplus cotton at competitive price in foreign trade. In addition the Government will ; rapidly reduce the cost of storage, ! interest and insurance now amount| ing to about 80 million dollars a ' year. The view was shared by most producers testifying that this was as much reduction In price as the farmer could stand at one time and therefore recommended a continuation of 90% price supports. Five Present Five of the fifteen members of| ! the Senate Agriculture and Forestry | Committee were present at the Alexandria hearing. They included: Allen J. Ellender, Chairman (D. La.); J. O. Eastland (D. Miss.); Milton R. Voung (R. N.D.); Edward J. Thye (K. Minn.); and Andrew F. Schoeppel (R. Kansas). The three Republican members of the Sub-committee came from predominantly agricultural states. They all have farm background 'and in addition have acquired a vast and sound knowledge of the national farm problem through serving on the Senate Agricultural Committee for a great many years. They were intensely interested in What portion of acres diverted from cotton in the South would go into wheat which is the life blood of ihe farmers in their states. They assured the cotton farmers who testified that they would definitely do all they could to-help them continue to grow cotton, if only from a selfish standpoint. , j They did, however, express an i | interest in the "Soil Bank" or i "Land Rental Plan" and directed j a number of questions to the vari-; OILS 'witnesses with respect to their opinion of such proposal. Soil Fertility Banks Is a term which has a lot of popular approval and could also be a sound approach. A number of people have advanced this Idea through .the years in one form or another. No one can quarrel with the basic theory of building surplus fertility in the soil against the demand of future generations instead of storing unneeded surplus crops. Proponents Split How this should be done splits the proponents of the general idea into several camps, one of which includes those who tie the idea in with a land rental plan. The Land Rental Plan is called by several different names and also has several schools with specific blueprints of how it should be accomplished. The proponents vary all the way from who want to tie the Soil Fertility Bank to it to those who are primarily concerned with simply getting land out of production. Some whose primary concern is to eliminate the staggering surpluses of some commodities want just a flat payment per acre to be made farmers who agree to keep their land out of production of these j surplus crops. Others want to keep j farmers from harvesting anything 1 from these acres. Some want to make the approach on a voluntary basis and others want to put teeth Efficiency of ptfr rations ha's more ihan doubled, as shown by tins comparison of Uttermate Poland China barrows. Put into three groups with average starting weights of 51 pounds, those fed 1953 rations gained 2\<, times faster than those on 1910 rations, ate only halt as much lor each 100 pounds of gain. Matched Barred Rock-\ew Hampshire cross broilers were divided Jnio four pens. At end of eight weeks, male birds fed 1953 rations had gained 13 per cent faster or 1.19 pounds more than those fed on 1930 rations. Almost 54 per cent of ihe improvement came in the last eight years, due to recent research success. into the law with stiff penalties for j farmers who do not comply. j Others, instead of penalties, would offer high enough cash payments to induce compliance. The stumbling block is cost. Ten dollars per acre would cost about $400 • million and there are many acres farmers would not voluntarily retire for $10. If it is raised to 520 che cost would be $800 million. Some proposals are for strict cross-compliance as well as fertility building. This can get very complex and difficult to administer. This is just a sample of what the next Congress will have before It to help solve the farm problem. Read Courier News Classified Ads. BEEF CATTLE: In 1943, cattle raisers coiild put two pounds a day on y growing steer. Ten years later, they were getting gains of ZV* pounds a day. Yearling sieers shown here illustrate results of tests at U.S. Range Livestock Experiment Station, Miles City, Mont. Steer at left represents average weight of 904 pounds. Other represents average weight of 1064 pounds. Feeding period in both cases is the same. ...with JOHN DEERE Equipment Tw, forming today, tfae John Deere w»r, MS ****** than grandfather ever thought possible. And, M'S faster and better, too. The consistent leadership of John De«re plows typifies the trail-blazing role John Deere equipment hu played in mechanizing farming's muscle work. It was John Dcere's steel plow that optned the sticky prairie soil to profitable farming in 1837. Tht introduction of the John Dc*c« "Gil pi a Sulky" m 187) fitted tht* pioneer farmer's weary legs out of the furrow . . . forever abolished the necessity of plodding behind 2 "walker." Today, plowing with John Deere plows is plowing at its best... anu easiest, thanks to Truss-Frame design and hydraulic Powr-Trol. The full line of modern John Dcerc equipment H designed to make all farming operations easier and more profitable .. . farms more pttxhtctirc. COBC M and ditc«M your D«edi with w. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-4434 JOHN DEERE .. More than BALES per acre a champion seed helps champion farmers break all records! Thomas R. Coicman, Yazoo City, Mississippi, set a new high in cotton production in the Mississippi 5-acre cotton production demonstration in 11)54. Using Deltapinc 15 Breeder's Registered Seed,-he produced 4.22 bales per acre, with a lint average of 2,112 pounds per acre. .T. W. and J. H. Pruitt, champion farmers from Clarksdale, ^Mississippi, broke records, too, in the 5-acre demonstration. Using Deltapine 16 Breeder's Registered Cotton Seed, they produced 4.14 bales to the acre with a lint average of 2,072 pounds per acre. DELTA * PINE tAND CO. — breedori of th» "Belf J B»§t Cotton" an th« originator! and producefi *f D4PL-FOX and DHTAPINf 15. Breeder's Registered D & Pt-fOX • Fait Fruiring • Early Maturing • Kxtt,Unttor«tiihiiieHjr*«.tirt» • Mod«rot«Iy.High lint P*r«nt (34% t* 38%) • 1-1/1* t» 1-3/33 IruhStupl. "Fustest With the Mostest" Many producers have observed that the early fruiting habit of Fox enabled it to set a crop on early moisture, before the hot dry weather burned up other varieties. Farmers like Fox cotton for its fast fruiting, early maturing qualities, premiiim staple and good picking by hand or machine. But here again the number one reason for thn popularity of D&PL-FOX is that it is a Proved Profit Maker in many areas. Breeder's Registered DH7AP/NE 75 Hiovy Yielding • High Lint FtrcMt («% M 40%) • Eaiy Picking ~ Hand or Machine • 1-1/1* MM/I It ' " ' The COTTON That Won't Quit Maybe it is this extra stamina of stalk and root system which makes it stand up better under conditions, or the fact that it will respond to late summer rains with an extra top crop. Maybe these plus features combined with the fact that Deltapine 15 has the highest gin turnout of any variety of comparable staple, are the reasons why one-third of the cotton acre- year. The main reason, however, is that farmers make more money by planting Deltapine 15 cotton. V/o hav* a moderate amount of Breeder's of Deltapine, Delta pin* Staple. See your Registered Seed of a row 1H inch strain seed distributor or writ*, w'ra or phon* DELTA & PINE LAND COMPANY SCOn, MISSISSIPPI • BROWNSVIUI, TEXAS "Breeders of the Belf'* Be* Corfofl" Distributed In North and Central Arkansas By THE PAUL D. FOSTER COMPANY Today's avcrare dairy cow products 45 per cent more milk •ban one 40 years aro. 1"" cow production. 19H was 375» pounds: in 1953, 5447 poinih. Box 326 Blyrheville,Ark. Phone 3-3418 FALI.ACV Tiie popular notion that a person comes up three times before drowning Is a fallacy. A person may come up many time.-;, or not at nil, depending upon various conditions. LONG LASTING! You can * feed cotton from planting till picking with CYANAMID SUPPLIES 21% LONG-LASTING LEACH- RESISTANT NITROGEN Turn Cyanamid undtr any time before planting—it will feed your crop right through to picking. PLUS MORE CALCIUM THAN ANY OTHER NITROGEN FERTILIZER! Your sail will not more acid when you u>* Cyanamid. It't agricultural most useful form of nitrogen PROVED in many years of Delta use. CALL YOUR DEALER ...ORDER CYANAMID NOW XO AMERICAN .. Lua/uunia ' COMPANY D*n«fl»y luiMhti lint. R«k, Arinimn

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