Iowa Farm Science: Volume 2, Issue 9
Oil crops brought U.S. farmers $1 billion cash farm income in 1946. Prices were even higher through 1947. And the demand for oil is still strong.
What happens on our western ranches concerns Corn Belt farmers. The cattle and sheep ranches of the West are an important source of meat supply. They also supply Corn Belt feedlots with feeder cattle and lambs. Iowa Farm Science is presenting this article to give Iowa farmers a better idea of some changes that are in the making out in the ranch country.
Keeping children well clothed is a fairly expensive business, as most parents will testify. That's especially true right now. Children's clothes, like others, have gone up in price. Children outgrow their garments so quickly that many items become too small before they wear out.
Many farmers have had trouble getting a good stand of legumes when using Clinton or "Clinton-like" oats as a companion crop. There are some reasons why these oat varieties must be handled a little differently. But they still make a good companion crop if they aren't seeded too thick.