The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 8, 1953
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EIGHT BMTJ1BVILLE ( AHK.1 COURIER TfPJWS FRIDAY, MAY 8, RE VIEW -° FORECAST Farmers Regain Confidence In Financial Worth of Hog By ovrn A. MARTIN" WASHINGTON (AP) — Producers once discouraged are regaining faith in the financial worth of the hog. _ They are finding out, after nearly two years of doubts, that there is a sizeable consumer demand for pork, no matter what its price, in relation to beef and other meats. Two years ago hog pi-ices started going down. Beef cnttle and beef prices stayed high. Hog farmers began reducing production. In each tnonth since September, 1951. fewer pigs have been produced than In the corresponding month a year earlier. Many farmers were able to get more money out of their corn by storing it under a government price .support program than they could by feeding the grain to hogs and selling the hogs for pork, Last year's pig crop was down 10 per cent from 1951 and official surveys had indicated, a further cutback thfs spring. Price Changes Meanwhile, the relationship between hogs and beef cnttlo lias changed sharply. The cattleman WEIGHT Tractor tires NOW SOLUTION 100 For EXTRA Drawbar Puff Thin «rclu«ive Goodyear method ol liquid weighting addi up to 25 % more drawbar pull . . . get« more work done per hour . . . addt extra traction to all makei of tractor tires. Call us ... we'll corn* out and lilj your tractor tires with Goodyear Solution 100 todart PHONE 2492 FOR QUICK SERVICE GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE 410 W. Main Phone > 2492 is the one who Is worrying now— not the hog farmor. In contrast, with hopr prices, 25 per cent higher than a year ago, prices for cattle are 30 to 40 per cent lower. This shift in prices reflects increases In cattle numbers at a time when hoy population has been declining. , In reporting on this situation, ' in reporting on this situation, the Agriculture Department said contrasting price trends demonstrate thnt competition between pork and beef is nos so "very close, and that there remains after all a "very sizeable independent demand for pork." The improved hog price, the department said, is likely to turn production upward, again by early fnll. The agency said the relationship between feed prices and hog prices is favorable enough under normal conditions to point to a sub- i stantial increase in future pig crops. Beef Production May Rise It suggested, however, that "moderate" increase would be more advisable because a big increase would probably bring back the low prices of 1951 and 1952. "A further increase in beef output is probable." the department said, "nnd its effect on demand for pork is by no means to be entirely disregarded." The department said that on the oasis of fiast experiences, the peak :n the present cycle of cattle pro- luction would be reached In 1955 with the supply of beef and veal averaging 84 pounds for each consumer in 1950. This year's supply s expected to average 78 pounds. Rainmakers Must Make Reports MADISON, Wis. W)—Rainmakers n Wisconsin will have to tell the Stnte Public Service Commission nboufc their plans to make it rain. . Under a bill signed into law by Governor Kohlcr, they must filso ollow through Inter with a report on results of the rnlnmiiking. IT'S HALF BULL FOR $50,000-Julian Adams, right, Lynchburg, Va., Aberdeen Angus cattle breeder, poses with Lawson W. Turner after Turner bought a.half-interest in Adams' prize bull, Prince Eric Esquire, for $50,000. Adams, who bought Prince Eric in 1948 when he was a calf, for $7600, said he sold to co-owner Turner because he "has a fine herd of cows of similar breeding." is hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Envl Gann Jr. Dated this 23rd day of April, 1953. Geraldine Lfston, Clerk By Laverne BaU, D. C. Claude p, cooper, atty. for ptf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad litem. 4)24-5]l-8-15 On Missco Farms bj County Agent Keith J. Bllbrey Make Money . . . Save Money With Catepillar® Diesel Farm Tractors Yes, you saw when you farm with a "Cat" . . . for these powerful work horses save time . . . labor . .. fuel. They will make you money by getting your crop in on time, regardless of the weather. Wayne Bennett of the J. O. "Pete" Bennett and Sons faun of Lonoke, Arkansas, describes their profit-making experiences with Caterpillar Diesel farm tractors. "We've seen how Caterpillar saves us money—by getting the work done . . . The other day we put six of our wheel tractors into a wet field breaking ground for planting. In the same field we put our Caterpillar Diesel D-6 and D-7 tractors pulling multiple- hitches with three gang Rome disks— the same number oj disks as six lahael tractors! "Those two Caterpillar Diesel farm tractors did more work than all six wheel tractors put together. The "Cats" could •work in that wet ground, but the wheel tractors spent most of their lime bogging down. We had up to four wheel tractors stuck all the lime." "We've shown a big fuel saving since we started operating our Caterpillar Diesel tractors, besides saving on labor with two operators doing the work of six. After finishing spring plowing, we'll put our 'Cats' to work clearing brush. This summer we'll clear 500 acres for rice next year. We're sold on 'Cats'." Like the Bennetts, you can use a Caterpillar Diesel tractor on your farm. There are hundreds o 1 " tasks on any Arkansas farm that only a "Cat" can do. or a "Cat" can do better. Send in the coupon below for more information today! Support Your Local Soil Conservation District. J.A.RIGGS! TRACTOR .CO.| "CATERPILLAR" SALES AND ! SERVICE FOR ARKANSAS ! 424 E. Third Lim c Rock, Ark. j West''Memphis McGchec i Cnmclcn Fort Smith | Caterpillar is a registered trademark i of the Caterpillar Traclor Co. ! Mail Coupon For Details J. A. RIGGS TRACTOR CO. Little Hock, Ark. 5-4 rj Farmer rj Student. I would like to have more information about "Caterpillar" Diesel Farm Tractors as indicated below: d Have yom- "Caterpillar" salesman explain how a Caterpillar Diesei can solve my farm problems—No obligation, of course. D Send me the Free Booklet on "Power Farming". D Please send me literature on the McKinley Multiple Hitch. Nome .. .Addresi No Vetch Payments? As I understand Secretary Benson's recommendation to Congress, he is only asking for ACP practice funds for 1954 on permanent type practices. For this county, It would mean continued assistance payments for ditching. It would eliminate any payments for practices regarding seeding of vetch. (Money is already set up and payments will be made for vetch seeding this fall and the regular practices carried out this year.) There is a disagreement among farm people and the Congress on this particular recommemlE'.tion. Regardless of which way you believe, I Would suggest, and Mr. Benson has asked repeatedly, that you write him or the Congress to express your honest opinion. Who Is Effected? In 1952 there was a tremendous seeding of vetch In the fall. Farmers who got regular approvals for .heir vetch seeding Will collect 12 cents a pound times the amount seeded. The total acreage was BO reat that farmers who received conditional approvals will only :ollect about 4 cents a pound on he vetch seed sown. Over 580 farms in North Mississippi County have applied for vetch seeding payments sown in 1952. More than- 100 farms In North Mississippi County applied for ACP payments on ditching and farm drainage. It appears at the moment that if ACP payments are reduced to permanent type soil conservation practices in some future year, It would benefit or effect a relatively small number of North Mississippi County farmers. What Is Your Record? The PMA offices have instructions to find out immediately what your wheat acreage was for any one of the years 1851, 1952 nnd 1953. This Information must be obtained by the PMA Office by May 25 If you expect .to receive any wheat acreage allotment for 1954. It is anticipated that wheat acreage allotments will be inaugurated next year. Gcoree Hale, The Champ According to soybean yield research recently released by the University of Arkansas experiment station. George Hale's Ogden selection No. 2 Is the highest yield- Ing soybean available to this territory today. If you are interested in some registered soybean seed and want to certify them, I certainly have no hesitancy in recommending Mr. Hale's Ogden No. 2 to you. On the experiment station at Fayetteville, Hale Ogden No. 2 has averaged 23 bushels per acre, Dortchsoy 2 averaged 18.2 bushels per acre and Ogden averaged 18.1. On the Stuttgart. Experiment Station, Hale Ogden No. 2 has averaged 25.1 bushels per acre; Ogden 19.8; and Dortchsoy 2, 19.5. On the Marianna Experiment Station ,Hale Ogden 2 has averaged 24.2 bushels per acre; Ogden, 20.4;, and Dortchsoy 2, 20.2. Soybean Price and Use S From culls at the office, there still appears to be many farmers who don't know that there Is a government support price of $2.54 >er bushel on soybeans this fall. That price can vary some, de- wndlng on rgode, moisture content, and whether or not you have storage facilities. The USDA market report this morning said, among other things, 'Crushings of soybeans in March totalled 20.4 million bushels com- >ared with 18.7 million bushels in February, and 21.5 million in March, 1952. "Exports of soybeans continue heavy, amounting to over 20,000,000 bushels the first halt of the season compared with 11 'A million the same period last year. II Backfired One farmer told me yesterday, 'I did not appreciate your rotary hoe story nt all. All my neighbors read that story and then they all wanted to borrow my rotary hoe on the same day. You should have told them they were for sale in town." "Red" Gill at Roseland said] "A neighbor rode up to my house on his tractor and said, 'Where is that rotary hoe that was sitting beside your house?" Mr. Gill said, "You're too late, I am already using it." Red also told me he got up one big field of cotton by use of the rotary hoe but left two' rows untreated. He says that cotton is not up yet and wants us to get a picture of it. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba Dictrict, Mississippi County, ( Arkansas. Earl Gann Jr., Ptf. vs. No. 12,398 Roberta N. Gann, Dft. The defendant, Roberta N. Gann, Attention Farmers! Buy Your Cultivator 4" 6" 8" - - - 65* 16" Sv/eep Bolts s'Wholesale! 10" 12" 14" - 1.50 85* 1.00 1.25 box 1.45 ify and Price. Full 1" Carbon Steel. Fully Piper Sweeps Distributed by TRACTOR CO. Blyrheville, Ark. America's Greatest ractor Buy! JOHN DEE Missco Implement Co I i*K: | S. Highway 61 Phone 4434 THE TRADEMARK OF QUAIITY FARM EQUIPMENT

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