Iowa Farm Science: Volume 1, Issue 3
Here's a report on a study of different methods of defrosting and cooking and how they affect the meat that reaches your plate.
The Iowa farmer's home hog market was growing more favorable compared with Chicago in the years which immediately preceded World War II. Price differentials or spreads, when measured on a yearly basis, were tending to narrow between Chicago compared with two Iowa interior packing plants and Sioux City. Figure 1 brings this out clearly.
Whar does the future hold for Iowa poultrymen? Poultry and egg production was expanded rapidly to meet war demands. U.S. egg production in 1946 will be nearly 40 percent higher than in 1940. Iowa's 1946 production will be around 55 percent higher than in 1940. The increase in Iowa in the 6 year period averages nearly 700 dozen eggs per farm. How much of this increase can be profitably maintained?
Main Key to the course of the prize level for farm products during the next year or so is the length and the height of the present business boom. Prices of farm products, however, are not likely to rise as much as nonfarm products.