The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 1, 1936 · Page 17
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1936
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' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE FARMERS SHOWN HOW PAY IS MADE Basic Rules Outlined in Farm Plan Typical Situatiot, Given to Aid in Comprehension By 1'OKTEIJ M. HEDGK Associated Press Staff Write DES MOINES GT»--The ques tion uppermost in tlie minds o many Iowa fanners is, "Wha do I have to do to get a pay ment under the new soil con servation program, and how much can I get?" At this time it cannot be ans ·tvered fully. Rates of paymen for Iowa and more exact defini tion of terms to match low: conditions are still being work ed out. It is possible, however, to outline a typi ca ^ situation to give farmers an indication o what they may expect. Of nee essity, such an outline is sub ject to certain assumptions am the information now at hand On Theoretical Farm. The following illustration based on a theoretical farm and assuming rates of pay ment, is being 1 used at township meetings explaining the program this week. It was worket · out at the training school helc at Ames last week. In order more fully to comprehend the illustration, it is desirable to keep in mind a few basic rules of procedure which have been laid down by the AAA. These include: 1. There is only one base. It is the soil depleting base--the number of acres in soil depleting crops in 1935, except " cases of special adjustments. The base is established by ap praisal of farms. 2. There are two kinds of payment. One is the soil conserving payment, which for clarification, is called the class 1 payment. The other is the soil building payment which will be called the class 11 payment. Based on Production. 3. The rate of payment is based on productivity of the soil. The class 1 payment is for shifting from soil depleting to 'Soil conserving crops. The class 2 payment is for carrying out certain soil improving practices in 1936. . 4. Whereas the soil depleting base is established on 1935 farm history, payment is based cnly upon 1936 performance. - Take the case of the mythical Farmer Jones who has a 100- acre farm. Jones has 140 acres in crop land and 20 acres in non-crop land. The non-crop ·land can be forgotten since it doesn't figure in the illustration. Hough Picture. Here is a rough picture of that part of Jones' farm which concerns the illustration: 1935---70 acres of corn. 35 acres of oats seeded to clover, 35 acres of clover. 1936--5-t acres of corn, 35 acres of oats seeded to clover in 1936, 35 acres of clover, 16 acres of oats (pastured or clipped green) seeded to clover in 1936. Jones has a soil depleting base of 105 acres (70 corn plus 35 oats--based on 1935 farm history. In order to qualify for any payment a. farmer must have 15 per cent of his soil depleting base in soil conserving crops. To qualify, therefore, Jones must have 15.75 acres 1(15 per cent of 105) in soil conserving crops--in 1936. He easily qualifies, because he has 55 acres in clover. Payment $10 an Acre. Assume, for simplification, that Jones' land is of such productivity that his class l payment will be $10 an acre. Assume, also, that the AAA has approved for Iowa payment of ?1.50 an acre for 1936 seedings of clover. The maximum acreage on which class 1 payments will be made (for shifting from soil depleting to soil conserving crops) is 15 per cent of the soil depleting base. In Jones' case the maximum acreage on which he can receive class I payment is 15.75 (15 per cent of 105). Eligible for Payment. However, when the local committee checks up on Jones' 1938 performance, it. finds that he has (in 1936) 89 acres in soil depleting crops (51 com and Harvester Chief M. C. "Cap" Lawson assumed the managership of the Mason City branch of the International Harvester company in November, 1935, coming here from Aberdeen, S. Dak., where he establishea an excellent record as manager of the branch there for 10 years. He is familiar with all divisions of the farm implement business, which he says is continuing to show improvment. 35 oats). Jones, therefore, has shifted 1/3 acres (105 minus 89) from soil depleting to soil conserving crops. Based on the amount of his shift, it would appear that Jones is eligible for a class 1 payment of 5160 (16 times 10). However, the maximum payment he- is allowed is on 15 er cent of his base, or 15.75 acres. His total class 1 payment, then, is ?157.50. The maximum class 2/payment any farmer can receive is (Tarn to rnfri 1 32) Condensery Adding to Production Increased Receipts of Fresh Milk at Castalia. WAVERL.Y --Production at the Waverly condensery of the Carnation company will be increased 20 to 40 per cent through additional receipts of fresh milk to come from the new intake unit at Castalia, Manager A. E. Chandler has announced. The plant now makes about a carload of evaporated milk daily. The Castalia unit, housed in a 30 by 60 tile structure recently completed, is' especially designed for the handling, cooling and storag-e of fresh nvilk. All piping 'is oC stainless steel. Bernard Winder, once of Waverly, is foreman. A truck with au insulated tank holding 12,500 pounds of milk makes a daily trip to Waverly and with increased intake will make an additional journey. The tank is of aluminum alloy and so insulated that the cooled milk travels 75 miles without change in temperature. The track is also powered to pull a tank trailer. JONES SUCCEEDS KIOBDAN John D. Jones, Jr., Racine county, Wis., dairyman and state commissioner of agriculture from 1923 to 1927, is now eneral agent for the Seventh District farm Credit association with headquarters at St. Paul, He succeeds the late J. P. Riordan. Mr. Jones represents the third generation of his family living on the home :arm. It's White Grub Year; Farmers Will Be Watching Corn This is "white grub year." Heavy to severe damage mil occur in south-central and eastern Iowa where corn is planted on fall or spring-plowed sod, -warns A. D. Worthington, Iowa State college extension entomologist. Three years are required for the white grub to complete its growth or life cycle. Although there are three of these broods in Iowa, the big brood is in the- stage this year to cause severe commercial damage to crops, says Mr. Worthington. White grub damage to small gram or legumes is of minor importance. It vriil be well not to plant to corn sod fields expected to be infested with the insect but leave thPm in pasture, timothy sod or plant them to crops such as legumes or small grains. We Handle a Full Line of NORTHRUP KING CO. FARM SEEDS Including-CLOVERS -- ALFALFA TIMOTHY -- RAPE, BLUE GRASS, Etc. It Pays to Buy Quality Seeds We Have Some Special Lots of Quality Seeds--Get Our Prices. Northwestern Distributing Co., he. 436 SECOND STREET N. E. MOR - GAIN FEEDS Give Your Baby Chicks a Chance Feed the Best When it Costs No More (All Mash Starter) Growing Nash Laying Mash Growing Feed MOR-GA1N Gets Results TRIBUTIHG CO.. Iiie. 436 2nd ST. N. E. MASON CITY, IOWA PHONES 361 ©r 362

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