Iowa Farm Science: Volume 2, Issue 6
If the 1948 corn crop turns out O.K., there is a very good chance that Iowa farmers will enjoy wide feeding margins next fall. That is what happened after the short corn crops of 1925, 1934 and 1936. It paid to have livestock the next fall after those years. How can hog raisers who are short of feed take advantage of this? They can breed their sows for late farrowing; carry the pigs along on pasture during the summer; finish them out on the 1948 corn crop.
Making corn go farther this year means food for a lot of people who need it.
Last year-1946- was a banner farm income year for the members of the Iowa Farm Business Associations. Their net farm income averaged $11, 682. That is $5,024 more than in 1945. It is $8,045 over the prewar level of 1939-40.
You can hardly pick up a paper these days or listen to the radio without running into Europe's food crisis. You probably have a lot of questions you would like to ask about the whole thing. O.K, here is your chance. Pull up a chair and let's go over the situation together. The answers to these questions are prepared by the editors of Iowa Farm Science from material supplied by USDA, FAO and Iowa State College.