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Farmers Dependent On West
For Seed; Oregon Leads U. S.
' By WILLIAM E. LOWELL
WASHINGTON UP) Farmers will lean heavily on the West in
adjusting plantings to postwar demands.
Acreage controls which the Agriculture department finds neces
sary to prevent surpluses are expected to take 20,000,000 to 30,000,
000 acres now in cotton, corn and wheat out of production next year.
inaicauons are mat most of
this land will be planed to grass
or legumes, either for stock feed
That means tons of seed will
be needed and there has been a
shortage of seed during recent
years. Last year Canadian im
ports saved the alfalfa seed situa
tion in this country.
In many sections of the west--In
all but one of the 11 western
states, in fact seed has been
found a profitable crop.
An "educated guess" by de
partment spokesmen sets the in
come from seed crops In this
area at around $38,000,000 annu
ally. And that ain't hay though
some of the end-product Is going
By way of comparison:
Livestock marketings from the
western states last year were
valued at $1,282,184,000.
Based on estimates the nation's
farmers have given the depart
ment, grass and legume seed pro
duction will need to be doubled.
And it's obvious that, for much
of the increased production the
department will turn to the west
"It's his dish," said Cy Briggs,
of the department's production
marketing branch. "The west is
a natural producing area. Grow
ing conditions are among the best
in the country. The soil is fertile,
moisture can be controlled by
Light In Weight
"The product is light in weight,
small in bulk, so transportation
costs are not excessive, even for
shipments across the nation."
Briggs, who started with the
department as a county agent in
Oregon a good many years ago,
observed with obvious pride that
Oregon is the premier seed pro
ducing state in the nation.
It ranks first in alsike clover
with 80,400 bushels last year, in
perennial rye grass, with 7,200,
000 pounds, In hairy vetch, 12.
800,000 pounds, and common rye
grass, 49,500,000 pounds. It was
second for ladino clover, alta and
Kentucky fescue and Austrian
winter peas, fifth in crimson clo
ver, sixth In white clover and 10th
In red clover.
Washington is second in the
common and Willamette vetches,
third in Austrian winter peas and
fourth in hairy vetch.
The UjS. Bureau of Reclama
tion estimates western American
rivers could generate as much
electricity in a vear as 600.000.-
000 barrels of petroleum burned
in steam plants.
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PONDEROUS PORKER There's S00 pounds of sausage nearly
a third of a mile of links wrapped up in this high bog brought
to the Chicago market by Robert Hawley of Argyle, Wis. The
four-year-old Duroc boar Is four feet high, six feet long and
weighs 1080 pounds. Packers paid Hawley $124.20 for the hog and
sharpened up their sausage grinders. The normal-size Hampshire
hog in foreground points up the monster's size.
Costs of producing sweet com,
table beets, and carrots for pro
cessing in the Willamette valley
are presented in three iiew bul
letins of the O.S.C. agricultural
experiment station. A fourth bul
letin in the series, on pole beans,
was released earlier this year.
Little information has been
available in the past on the
economics of these crops but the
various -cost factors are outlined
in detail in the new publications
by authors Ueorge B. Davis, as
sistant agricultural economist,
and D. Curtis Mumford, agricul
tural economist. The information
has been requested by both
growers and processors. Copies
are available free from county
agents or from the college.
Yield was found to be perhaps
the most important single factor
Influencing costs for the three
crops. High yields were obtain
ed with little more cost per acre
than low yields. Other costs fac
tors charted included labor and
equipment, irrigation, seed and
fertilizer, method of harvest and
Average costs per acre and
per ton for the three crops were
computed in the studies, which
covered the 1946 growing season.
For irrigated sweet corn, aver
age costs were $110,50 per acre
and $26.80 per ton, and for non
irrigated, $77.60 per acre- and
$34.50 per ton. Table beet costs
average $197.90 per acre and
$18.90 pr ton. Carrots averaged
$214.80 per acre and $13.30 per
On small farms producing
tendency to use more labor per
acre than was actually neces
sary. There was no evidence of
too little labor being used.
Irrigation was profitable for
sweet corn despite the addition
al labor and equipment costs.
Mechanical digging, topping, and
loading of table beets reduced
harvest costs by nearly one-half
as compared with pulling and
topping by hand labor. Carrot
growers who practiced oil weed
ing costs than those who did not
ing costs than thos who did not
"Leghorn" hats actually are
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The Italian port of Leghorn is
called Livorno in Italian.
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Residents of Rodanthe, N.C., a
village on Hattcras Island, cele
brate Christmas on Jan. 6, the
ancient "twelfth night."
Sportsmen Entar Running For National Liars' Titlt
BURLINGTON, Wis., VP)
The hunters and fishermen, who
have more practice, are making
a fast pitch for the national liar'
Otis C. Hulett, president of the
Burlington Liars' club, which will
pick the champion Dec. 31, said
a couple of sportsmen are right
up in the running.
Take, for example, the fish
story tdld by Homer Floyd Fan
sler of Tacoma, Wash., about his
father's fabulous fox hounds.
"My father had the fastest fox
hounds in the entire state of West
Virginia, perhaps in the whole
eastern seaboard," wrote Fans
ler. "He went fox hunting one day
with these fast hounds and car-
YOU CAN GET A .GOAT'S GOAT
SARASOTA, Fla. MP) Goats
stupid? No such thing, say Don
and Grace Ragsdale.
They started out with one ani
mal for milk to help Mrs. Rags
dale's arthritis and wound up
with not only a goat dairy but a
rather complete dossier on goat
habits and philosophy.
Mr. and Mrs. Ragsdale say
goats have a strong sense of what
is right and wrong In the way
they should be handled, and if
one thinks he has been -lighted,
he sulks or pouts or butts. Thev
also have very long memories.
Some practically demand to be
addressed by name. And they
don't eat rags or tin cans.
rled a mattock along to dig out
any fox that might take refuge
in his lair. Soon these fast hounds
of father's were barking at the
entrance of a nice fox den. Fa
ther came up and started digging
and dug for IS minutes when sud
denly a fox dove between his legs
and Into the den. Those hounds
were so fast they had beaten the
fox to his den by a quarter of an
WOOL USED IN PRESSING
To make woolens, particularly
gabardines, hold their original ap
pearance, press them "over"
and "under a woolen eloth, sug
gests Miss Murle Scales, O. S. C
extension clothing and textiles
specialist. The right side of the
garment, she adds, Is placed next
to the wool covering on the iron
ing board. In shrinking the full
ness out of the hem on a woolen
garment, place a piece of card
board between the hem and the
garment to prevent shrinking the
Scientists are making synthetic
minerals at high pressure in
stainless steel "bombs."
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Mon., Dec. 19, 1949 The News-Review, Roieburg, Ore. 9
DAIRY REPORT ENDED
PORTLAND UP) The Depart
ment of Agriculture Is discontin
uing the monthly Oregon dairy
report because of the cost.
The state emergency board
last week refused to grant an
extra $6,000 for the project. The
report is published by the federal
agency from state and federal
FROST RUINS POTATOES
PORTLAND, UP) Frost
cost central Oregon growers an
estimated 230 cars of potatoes.
Ben Davis, state Potato Com
mission adminstrator, said this
number would be dumped. The
country shipping points, but fall
country shipping points, but fill
ed to hold up in warmer climat
es, he explained.
A FIG FOR BOSSY
MERCED, Calif. UP) 1 For
23 years dairy farmers In Merced
County have been feeding un
marketable figs to' their cows.
The cows like the sweet taste,
says farm advisor W. H. Alison.
Figs have almost as much food
value as barley, he says, but
adds that they have to be mixed
with other feed. More than 25 per
cent fig content has a laxative effect.
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