Iowa Farm Science: Volume 2, Issue 1
Corncobs can be used as cattle feed. Cobs will make shelled or ground ear corn go farther. But it takes more work to grind the cobs and get the steers to eat them. Feeding cobs might pay when feed is scarce and high priced. But it does not pay under present cattle prices and feed and labor costs. That's the principal conclusion we have reached from our 1946-47 cattle feeding tests.
Signs are mounting that late winter may have marked the peak of the present postwar business boom. The United States Department of Commerce says that most of the economy is showing signs of a leveling off in business activity.
If soybeans are beaten down with hail will they still make a crop? If so, how much will the hail reduce the yield?
About half of Iowa's land is rented. Why is the percentage so large? You'd think sons of farm families would take over the home farm when they become of age. It seems as if enough of them would do it to hold tenancy for below 50 percent. But they don't seem to, under our present lease and inheritance systems.