Iowa Farm Science: Volume 3, Issue 10
Many homemakers have written to me about salesmen who have high-pressured them into buying stainless steel cooking utensils. These salesmen have not only made elaborate claims as to the results you'll have when you cook with their pots and pans; but they also suggest that dreadful things can happen if you cook in kettles or roast in pans made of aluminum or of copper-bottomed steel.
Who leaves our farm communities- and who stays?
On most Iowa farms, raising livestock means more income. Grain crops are ordinarily worth more when marketed as livestock products than when sold directly as a grain. Though forages help improve the soil, they have little other use than for livestock feed.
Acreages of alfalfa and red clover harvested for seed in Iowa vary a good deal from year to year. Weather and insect pests have kept average yields low, and have kept harvest prospects uncertain. Many farmers don't know on July 15 whether or not they will harvest any seed.
Both major political parties have approved the principle of supporting farm prices. So price supports are almost certain to be a part of our farm policy for the next few years.