Iowa Farm Science: Volume 11, Issue 1
"What an odd question," you may say. "Most parents feel a responsibility toward their children." But research points to a new meaning behind the word acceptance. Parents are asked to take a new look at their attitudes in terms of a child's social and personal development.
What can be done on a dairy-hog farm to help maintain income if dairy prices drop more than hog prices - or if hog prices drop more than dairy prices? One way to maintain or improve income is to make on-farm adjustments to gear production to the changes in the relative prices.
The fact of the cost-price squeeze is already with us. Can we face up to the real causes and possible answers? Some are hard to face and not easy to solve. Can we face up to the squeeze in both fact and thought?
Net incomes dropped 63 percent from 1954 on the 1,044 Iowa farms whose operators kept records in 1955 in cooperation with Agricultural Extension Service. Expernses increased slightly. Gross incomes dropped 30 percent.