The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 33
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March 8, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 33

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 17 PRICE INDEX RISES--February Mark Reaches 98 JHogsSeenas 'eason for jL Point Jump AMES--The Iowa farm price jjndex stood at 98 on Feb. 15-rise of 1 point from the 97 tnark of the preceding month, T[owa. State college extension conomists announced in t h e larch Farm Outlook. A 50 cent rise in the hog narket was a big factor in bringing about this 1 point rise, jfor of the 10 products included In the index, only hogs and pheep advanced in price during Vie month. Prices on corn, g^heat, hay and eggs declined, iile prices of oats, cattle, but- ahd chickens \s r ere steady. Rise 1 Point Since prices farmers received [ rose while prices paid were sta- | tionary, the buying power of Iowa's farm products rose 1 point from 81 per cent of its pre-war average on Jan. 15 to , 82 per cent on Feb. 15. I The recent slump in business is lasting longer than had been anticipated, but it is having lit- ftle effect on the demand for ' most farm products. No serious drop in business activity seems ^ likely. The outlook for various farm commodities is as follows: Hogs--Hog prices are near a seasonal peak. This peak may have been reached in February but in view of the prospects fo the slaughter supplies to continue fairly light through March a further rise to an early Marcl peak is a strong possibility. With farmers getting ready to marke a fall pig crop 18 per cent large than that of a year earlier slaughter supplies'of hogs prob ably will be considerably large ,during the spring and summej than a year earlier. As the re suit the price decline from th spring peak probably will b sharper than was the case a yea ago. Cattle--Favorable market! n conditions and light supplies At Fiftieth Annual Meeting of Co-Op Above are pictured the members of the board elected at the fiftieth annual meeting of the stockholders of the Rockwell Farmers society, oldest co-operative in the state, held at the Legion hall in Rockwell. From left fo right the directors are: H; J. Brown, W. John Murray, Frank Sturgis, Dan Callahan, R. A. Holman, president; Olaf Peterson* Joe Gallagher, Francis Gallagher and Gearhard Roben. (Photo by R. H. Cook, Kaycnay engraving) lave kept cattle prices at a high evel since the first of the year. The outlook is _for increased marketings' of fed cattle and a break in the price of the better grades with the next few months. Supplies of the lower grades will probably continue light. Lambs--Supplies of fat lambs probably will be fairly large late in the fed lamb marketing season, but there is nothing to indicate anyvery drastic change in lamb prices. Ihiirying--Butter is not ordinarily carried over from- one storage season to the next, but unless there is a marked increase in consumption during the next two months, we will enter the new storage season in May with a considerable quantity of old butter still on hand. Although butter prices usually decline during the first half of the year, no decline is in sight for this season as long as government agencies continue to absorb sur- lus offering without changing heir pegged price. Eggs^-The feed-egg price ra- 3 has become less favorable lan average, but egg prices may ecline less than usual during he remainder of the winter. Chickens -- Chicken prices ave risen by less than the usual easonal amount since mid-De- ember. Prices have been slug- :ish as a result of relatively Leavy marketings. Marketings probably will continue heavier han a year earlier during the emainder of the winter due to he large number of chickens now on farms and an unusually leavy production of chicks vhich will mostly be marketed as broilers. Advice for Floors To fill under concrete floors tor poultry and hog houses, driveways and granaries, use broken concrete, brickbats, broken tile, old plaster, coarse peb- s or other coarse materials. BOONE ASKS $43,000 B O O N E, (/P) --" Anticipating passage of farm-to-market road egislation in the Iowa assembly :he Boone county board of supervisors has asked for its share --$43,000--to repair two stretches of county road, totaling abou 15 miles. eretFunOut of Gardens Says Expert AMES--The flower garden, a retreat from our busy form of ving--should not be taken too seriously, Prof. J. R. Fitzsim- uons, extension landscape architect at Iowa State college, told approximately 150 persons attending the 16th Garden short course recently. "Approach the garden as a pleasurable activity rather than a task," he urged. "Get some fun out o£ it." Frowns on Copies Discrediting the value of a 'rubber stamp garden" copied from seed catalogs, he said, "a garden has to have something of you inside it." In Iowa, 1,260,000 persons between the ages of 11 and 65 engage in gardening as a leisure activity, he stated. Stresses Informality Urban gardens are usually formal because they are associated with a house or a lot oC formal shape. But, he said, in rural areas an infomal garden is not only easy to establish, but is highly desirable. Tie the garden, to some feature of the house from which you can see into it, and which presents a pleasing view from the garden itself, he advised. DEAD STOCK REMOVED Prompt Service Phone Collect PHONE 1096 Mason City Rendering Co. Manufacturers of GREEN TOP BRAND TANKAGE A Message to the... Farmer's Wife! Do Your Spring Cleaning Early SUITS HATS COATS DRESSES RUGS DRAPES CURTAINS BLANKETS For Highest Quality Workmanship and Quick Dependable Service-PHONE 788 MarsKalU Swift.' 1 CUf \NC1-.S 1-LR.^HrRS J , COLBY'S MOSS PEAT Is Unexcelled for I. -\ V N ! Chick Litter Poultry Litter Stable Litter Peat Insulation Greenhouse Peat Lawn Dressing Garden Peat Fertilizers Colby's Moss Peat Litter is produced by American labor for the American Poultry Raiser. Everything used in its production and sale is American. Therefore, by your using Colby Peat Litter, you will not only profit by raising better chicks but you will be aiding Mid-West Industry. We depend on the American Farmer for our market and any measure which will enhance the American Farmers' economical condition has our 100 per cent approval and support. The foreign importer of peat moss has no interest in common with American Agriculture. "Be American and Buy American." ASK YOUR DEALER Colby Pioneer Peat Co. Producers of HIGH GRADE PEAT PRODUCTS Hanlontown, Iowa

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