Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 2, 1946 · Page 36
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 36

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Monday, December 2, 1946
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LINCOLN JOURNAL. FARM SECTION T lOSlON CONTROL AND IJVESTOCK WATERING DAM—Located on the Archie Gewekc ranch Valley county, this dam consists of 7,000 yards of earth, and drains an area of 400 acres. Due limited rainfall this summer, the dam is only partially filled, but sufficient water is available for livestock. Stakes Big In Fight On Erosion Higher Land Prices Accent Plon's Value l.'iinliniic«/ frttm l*atte IH. in establishihg 298 irrigation wells, 147 siphons and flumes, and have given survey and other assistance in establishing 758 miles of farm laterals atui irrigation ditches. Land leveling operations have been completed on more than 27,000 acres and improve<t methods of irrigation water application have been installed on 76,000 acres included in 1,100 irrigated farms. Farm drainage has been established on more than 17,000 acres. « * # THIS YEAR II.\S brouglit a renewed interest in tree planting. Conservation district cooperators planted 598,200 trees. The Nebraska districts have established 470 miles of shelter- belt and windbreak i>lantings on nearly 5,000 acres and luive established more than 2,000 acres of field and gully plantings. Co-operating farmers have asked for 1,019,'^00 trees for next year. On cultivated land in most Page IS districts, blading in gullies and establshing grassed waterways are among the first jobs that ntxKi to be done in getting a farm under a complete system of conservation. Waterways have been established totaling more than 12,000 acres. Four thousfuid miles of terraces and 450 n\iles of diversions have been constructed. Contour planting has been established on 700,000 acres and crop residue management, which is beeom- iiig an increasingly important practice for holding moisture, has been established on 800,000 acres. These are only a few of the major practiee.s that the district supervisors are working into the complete system of permanent conservation plans on farms co-operating with them. Electric Power Cr Light Plants • KOHLER 110 volt, fully automatic • DELCO 32 volt, pIant.H & battcrlca • JACOBS Wind Electric J. C. Machinery 1135 “M” St. S..5468 any Farms ave Full oil Plans Conservation Meetings Numerous During 194* ('itnlinufd from I'oge IH. on—Kansas, Nebraska, the Da- itas, Montana and Wyoming, .ly that conservation farrning icrcases production from just \e cropland by 50 cents an i re. That is a boost of more $50,000,000 ten million uiie $5 bills to circulate. And ‘member, cropland is only a lird of the area. F.xperience has shown, tho, u»t conservation farming boosts ume from crops much more— ftcn many times more-than 50 cnts an acre above the income lom the same kind of land in he neighborhood where conser- 'atiun is not practiced. JIST ONE INSTANCE—an nsurance company checked up iur years ago on the corn on ts farms in Boone county, rent- on shares. Tenants using con- crvation plans averaged $2.04 lore per acre—$1.22 for themselves and 82 cents for the com- lany—than the others. Both landowner and tenant srofiled from conservation farming. tenants had a total *f over $1,600 more from just the corn to spend in the stores than did the others. And the landowner got over $1,000 more oorn the conservation farms than the others. Prices are higher now, so the difference would be bigger. Conservation farming still produces more, just as it did then. THIS WORKS the other way, f<K). F.rosion reduces land’s ability to produce. And each time ro'iion cuts the income from cropland in the Northern Great Plains 50 cents an acre, there are 10 million fewer $5 bills to irculale. If ero.sion is permitted to continue, the land will eventually produce little of value. We don’t have to wait until the topsoil is gone before cropland g(»es out of production, either. There’s a good example a f' w miles north of Elkhorn, Neb It is a large field of deep, loosf s lil. But it cannot be farm*d. There are too many big 10,000 Dams Built in '46 Livestock water and erosion control dams, to the number of 10,000, will be built in Nebraska in 1946, according to reports coming from AAA county committees. The large livestock dams are favored in the range area, where they assist in solving livestock watering problems. Ranchers say these dams result in more uniform grazing and conservation of the range. In the eastern part of the state, smaller erosion dams are more popular. Built and used in connection with protected watersheds, grassed waterways, contouring and terracing practices they are proving a valuable part of an overall soil and water conservation program, according to Joe Shalla,, Gage county AAA chairman. < KI.OTF.X ■UM K W«»«»!. Rhiwii Into Your Home SAVES FUEL permanent FIREPROOF • r«n(*rt H-lp r»i* Hkartat«“ KIRKPATRICK » K « T II E R 8 «19 J St. 4.2717 gullies. Examples like this can be found almost everywhere, and many fields thruout the region have been abondoned because the topsoil is gone. These are warnings. In sections of the United States that were settled earlier than the Northern Great Plains, towns have died because of erosion. The surrounding land could no longer support them. The people had to move. They left their homes and other investments, practically valueless. Conservation that will keep land good and give farmery and ranchers, towns and cities the largest number of $5 bills year in and year out can be attained in only one way. That is by applying complete conservation plans, so that land is used correctly and given the conservation treatment it needs. There are many kinds of land; they need to be handled differently. A blanket prescription—like a patient medicine—or a single stop-gap treatment will not do the conservation job. The cau.scs of erosion must be controlled. « * * THAT IS WHY the farmers and ranchers in the Northern Great Plains have organized more than 320 locally-govcrncd soil conservation districts. They are set up under state law in order that they can get help from any person or concern, local, state or federal agency that can aid them. With the help of soil conservation service technicians in working out and applying conservation plans, the education work of the extension service, and payments for some practices by the AAA. these farmers and ranchers have progressed well. Towns and cities are helping now with the tax money that pays the technical men who work with the farmers. Rut the stake is large. The payoff is In the number of $5 bills In circulation. It win be the Interest of all the people to see if there are other ways that they can heln conserve the soil and water resources. Bees Play Rough NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Dr. K. E. Ehret found one hitch in his experiments to use 600 bees in a cure for arthritis. The bees got loose, stung him 40 times, his 20 times and drove away the six patients who were waiting to see him. McCook Farmers Move Into Fields McCOOK, Neb. <.4’». (Special). Farmers in this area are beginning to move into the corn and beet fields after excellent weather of the past several days helped dry the ground somewhat. Ap- proximatly one-third of the beet crop in this vicinity is still in the ground altho farmers have been working every angle in on effort to get them out before weather cuts them off for the winter. Some farmers are working at night when the ground is frozen sufficiently to hold up machinery. One hundred fifty Mexican nationals are being used in the McCook-Culbertson area. Winter wheat is in good condition with excellent subsoil moisture. BETTER BUY EARLY! ★ TRICYCLES ★ SCOOTERS ★ SLEDS ★ PEDAL CARS ★ SIDEWALK BIKES MANY orilKK FINi: ITFMS I'OK ALI. TIIF FAMILY Ituy KAKLY and gel the ItF.ST! SFK THF NFW CAMP THAII.FK NOW ON IMSIM.AY • OPEN THURSDAY EVENINGS UTILITY TRAILER SALES “IT here four Dollar Make» Sente* 1634 "O’ St. IJncoln PhoM B-6755 Lights for Foxes Turkey raisers report that foxes j will not invade the roost if the | surrounding grounds are floodlighted. Early Shorthorns A few Shorthorn cattle were imported into Westchester county, N. Y., as early as 1792 and 1796. Barberry Rust Source Every time a rust-susceptible barberry plant is destroyed, an early local source of stom rust of wheat has been removed. NEW UNIVERSAL WILLYS “JEEP” 1^ to M Day Delivery! FOUR PURPOSE UNIT The "JEEP" • AS A LIGHT TRACTOR • AS A MOBILE POWER UNIT • AS A LIGHT TRUCK • AS A UTILITY CAR BURKE-SCHNEIDER MOTOR CO. 1724 "O ’ St. IJnroln, Nebr. A Mark of Quality -on— Farm Harness Western Saddles Riding Equipment Leather Goods Kinre liM Harpham Bros. Co. LINt'OI.N, NEBIt. FOR FARM HOMES J uki Arrivod IMew Shipment SlINIIEAU Automatically controlled oil lircd water heater . . . Heats water at ‘A the cost of electric heaters. Former Ceiling Price $113.50 98 so Freight Prr-Pald Write t«r rtrralsr mr rmmm in nnS Irt «• kliow )>•« thi( wtindrr Watrr Hrntcr, INSTALLATION W> instali nil watrr hrairri an|" mkerm In l.anrsBtar annnt/ nt • aligbt addltianal cnst. Wt lis»* tba r 1 P 1C and PITI IVOM U tnnnrrt np tkia herjtf. ANIIEKKIIN IIAIIIIWAIIK & Pl.lIMIIIKCi CO. Phone 6-2317 «132 llsveloeli 8t. lAitf'oln, Nebr.

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