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Iowa Farm Science: Volume 9, Issue 6

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Iowa Farm Science Vol. 9, No. 6
( 1954-12-01) Extension and Experiment Station Publications
Farm Outlook
( 1954-12-01) Extension and Experiment Station Publications

Statistics now available on early fall business conditions confirm the fact that the current business downturn has leveled out. Most of the business forecasters are predicting steady to slightly better business in 1955. They base their predictions on an approaching end to the inventory liquidation and still more housing construction. Both of these should fully offset the expected drop in defense spending and the somewhat lower level of business investment in new factories and factory equipment. This would mean about the same level of buying power as in 1954 for American consumers.

New Threads for Sewing
( 1954-12-01) Hollen, Norma ; Roberson, Opal ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

New sewing threads are now coming on the market: they're intended to overcome some of the problems encountered with some older threads. Here are what the new threads are and some tips on how to use them.

How Do Iowa Farm Incomes Stack Up?
( 1954-12-01) Seagraves, James ; Heady, Earl ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

Over-all farm size has a lot to do with income from the farm. This article shows how different-sized farms in the state fared in 1949. It shows how income varied and where farm costs played their part.

We've Counted the Calories In Your Diet
( 1954-12-01) Mairs, Pauline ; Willis, Elisabeth ; Swanson, Pearl ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

Does a normally active Iowa homemaker, on any given day, eat the kind of meals that provide her with enough, too much, or too little food energy for her many activities? This month, home economics researchers report what they found when they "counted the calories in your diets."