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War ! Keep Breeding Stock , Feed Cheap Roughage , Save Grain for Food' [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
War ! Keep Breeding Stock , Feed Cheap Roughage , Save Grain for Food By Carl Vrooman Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Bankers ! Read this important article which Secretary Vrooman has written especially for THE BANKER-FARUEI . Kead it carefully—digest it—show it to your stockmen . THE present livestock situation is unparalleled in our history . Quite apart from the war , it has been evident for several years to those who have kept informed regarding meat production that the increase in numbers of meat animals in the world was not keeping pace with the in crease in population , and that higher prices were inevitable . While the war and the prosperity of our people have been contributing causes for the extraordinary prices now being received for all food products , another great underlying cause has been and is a world shortage of meat . In other words , the war has merely intensified a condition which to a considerable degree would have been created anyhow . After the close of the...
Why the Banker Should Help to Increase Livestock Production [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Why the Banker Should Help to Increase Livestock Production Production of Meat Animals Falls to Keep Pace with Population By J . Ogden Armour AGRICULTURE , and especially the livestock phase of it , is today one of the most momentous problems that ever confronted a nation . With our food stocks depleted and prospects for the coming crop year none too good , we are entering actively into a worldtvar , the most gigantic and far reaching conflict that history has ever known . We are asking men to leave the plow and the cattle range and take up rifles ; we are moving in a direction that means fewer producers of food and more consumption . The world situation , as regards the food supply , is so serious that I do not hesitate to assert that unless the food producers of America can greatly increase production , hunger and maybe actual starvation will come to thousands of human beings with the flying of snow next winter . And I likewise foresee that only through greatly increased productio...
Farmers Will Make Money With Sheep Permanent on Farm Program [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Farmers Will Make Money With Sheep Permanent on Farm Program By W . C . Coffey University of Illinois Here s a field for the banker-farmer . Bankers in various ways can promote interest in sheep-raising . State associations should urge legislation to curb the sheep-killing dog . D URING the past two decades there have been few , if any , years in which farm flocks properly handled would not have yielded a good profit But in spite of this fact there has been an almost constant decline in sheep growing in the middle and eastern parts of our country . Hence , to those who have an abiding faith and interest in sheep husbandry , present conditions furnish a golden opportunity for placing the sheep in the position that it deserves . These conditions are somewhat peculiar because they hold attractions to both our business instinct and our patriotic devotion . That is , interest in sheep is quickening first , because investment in them promises to be profitable and second , because with the...
¦ uiiie in Foster Interest in Livestock by Helping to Form Calf , Pig and Sheep Clubs rnr-IWPV U ~ A _ v : _ ^ J • _ [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
¦ uiiie in Foster Interest in Livestock by Helping to Form Calf , Pig and Sheep Clubs rnr-IWPV U ~ A _ v : _ ^ J • _ One of the Sheep Club Boys of the First National of Mancos , Colorado * - - * «« v * a uig uown 1 a southern Illinois town the other day . One block of the main street was closed to traffic . In the middle of the street there were twenty pens , filled with young heifers—^ 36 of them all in all . Later in the day the calves were taken from their pens and placed in high sideboarded farm wagons , to be driven to new homes . On the seats of the wagons , boys and girls often turned around to give the calves a fond pat- There was a proprietary interest in the caress because the calves were the property of the youngsters . For the occasion was Distribution Day of the Crebs National bank of Carmi , T liinnio virti * nli IA Z ~ t * . . . ... &lt; &lt; ,,, . . naa ] ust organized what is said to be the largest calf club m the country . More than half a million d...
To Bankers Everywhere [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
To Bankers Everywhere ARE you going to the convention of your state association ? If so , help to elect officers who are interested in the agri . cultural development of your state . See that your association appoints a strong committee on agriculture—a committee that will make a survey of the state s agricultural needs— and then marshal the great power of the bankers to supply them . See that your committee on agriculture organizes with a banker as agricultural chairman in every county . Do your own part , not only in increasing food production this year but also in placing agriculture on a profitable , productive basis . Your state needs more county agents—more pure-bred dairy cattle—more hogs—wise crop rotations—more farmers who will use safe farming methods that will make them better citizens . THE BANKER-FARMER is YOUR paper . It is published to arouse and maintain your interest in a subject that the country tardily realizes is of the greatest importance—agriculture , ft ought ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers Association Joseph Hirsch , vice-president , Corpus Christi National Bank , Corpus Christi , Texas , Chairman . ^ « r P ™ ij 0 n - cashier c Fa T ers Savings bank . Marshall , Missouri . Si- - ?? e Tlce-Pr ? f- Southern Trust Co ., Little Rock , Arkansas . S ™ AJ ™ president . Merchants National bank , Hillsboro , Ohio . TX N ir Sh y lle ^ d • . cashlc . r . Empire National bank , Lewiston , Idaho . J . K . Wheeler , vice-president , Farmers and Merchants Union bank . Columbus . Wisconsin .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
WrMARlR lferiewuigtoeBanlm ActivrHes ftr aBetterAgnmlture andsWli ^ n . Mt i . A T Ue Registered in u - S . Patent Office StZZiSsL l ^ Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers 2 SS ^ Sn . n 2 t - t i S * matt &lt; : J of news - l » t M &gt; t « e single ^ urnoseTof 3 E £ ! £ f 2 ? 1 mckenine « d inspiring to action . THE BAsra-FAtus * on ^ rtank £ 7 SL m , 0 n ? , y ««« te happenings and suggestions betrini oa ^ Uie bankers constructive program for a better agriculture and country te &amp; i ^ s ^ _ lY^ P^ s- ^ 1 \ SSL * sSSJSfe , 1 1 - ^ M 1 S * £ &gt; VI ^ Jaw W ^ Published under the direction of _ _ . JOSEPH HIRSCH , Chairman of the Agricultural Commission LOUIS M . TOBIN . Editor Bdbscription Price—POTS OEHTS A TEAS «« .,. „ .. i- *^ subscription , 62 cents a year . WE S » Ai * OFF &amp; R ,. TO BANts FOR DISTRIBUTION S 2 . 25 and S 3 . 25 per 100—write for particulars . Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois . Entered u s...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
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Keep on the Job [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Keep on the Job IF the banker-tanner movement needed a justification , it was quickly found when the Republic struck for right and liberty . The thought of the nation quickly turned to food . Agriculture made the front page . There was an immediate if tardy recognition of the importance of the basic industry for war or peace . Machinery was put in motion to urge the farmer to farm his best But a powerful machine was already in action—the thousands of country bankers , who have worked side by side with the farmer in times of peace . They were in a position , because of their past cooperation with the farmer , to convince him that it would be patriotic and profitable to produce more food . When the planting is all finished , there will be countless other ways in which the banker can cooperate . The banker , more than ever , should keep on the job the year round- The fanner will bring him various problems for counsel . Itie closer relations , engendered by the momentous occurrences of ...
How Bankers Have Cooperated to Loan Farmers Money to Buy Cattle [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
How Bankers Have Cooperated to Loan Farmers Money to Buy Cattle BlllM » Mllai 1 llllllMBMI &lt; l »^ I Suggestions to Remember i . In buying a bull , get as good a one as you can I afford . The sire , if a good pure-bred , is more than half the herd . | j 2 . If possible , buy from a breeder whom you j I know . I 3 . Be sure you get stock from disease-free herds . I 4 . Do not expect to buy good cows cheap . The I poorest cows are those that are for sate in most I herds . 1 I 5 . Your best investment is to get heifers which I have not freshened but which have been bred to a I registered sire of the same breed . 1 6 . Buy as near home as possible . You save exI penses and if animals are not satisfactory your 1 chances for redress are much better . —Wisconsin j I Bankers Association Farm Bulletin . f ItitiniimiiiiiiMiiiiiriHinin iiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiinniiniiiiiiiiiiiinjiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiniiiinil | | | W HAT can the banke...
Good Sires Are Money Makers [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Good Sires Are Money Makers The problem of securing good sires is serious . Often bull clubs are formed by the farmers themselves , who combine their purchasing power to get the services of good sires cooperatively . In other communities , bankers , merchants and creamery owners furnish funds on long time notes , making arrangements for payment at the end of a two year period . A system of leasing sires whereby a part of the money received from each fanner for service fees is used to pay the cost of bulls , is in use in many communities .
Help to Increase Livestock Production [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Help to Increase Livestock Production ( Continued from page 4 ) improve the fertility of soil , and provide more and better meat animals for the consuming public . The problem before the country is of immense importance ; it is one that has to do with life itself . You bankers have a duty to perform in helping to meet the situation . You are an important factor and you must not fail the nation . The food situation must be solved and you must help the farmers to solve it , not only by encouragement and through educational propaganda , but by getting right into , the game and putting up the money that will be necessary to provide increased production and the more and better meat animals . Do not fail the nation in this extremity ! Let your farmers know the real banker by distributing THE BANKER-FARMER among them . Send for Special Offer .
How Texas Bankers Plan to Encourage Beef Cattle Feeding [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
How Texas Bankers Plan to Encourage Beef Cattle Feeding Beef la a Sinew of War By Joseph Hiisch ONE thousand Texas fanners marketing their first carload of beef steers within a year I That is the goal of the Texas Bankers association , which has joined forces with the Texas Cattle Raisers association and Texas Agricultural and Mechanical college . A joint committee , consisting of representatives of the bankers , cattle raisers and agricultural college , met in Dallas the last week in April and outlined plans for what bids fair to become an undertaking of great economic value to the state . That farmers in so counties shall be encouraged to undertake the feeding of beef cattle , a committee , to consist of one banker and one member of the Cattle Raisers association will be ap pointed m each county . They will canvass their counties and it is hoped that in each counts from ten to twenty-five farmers will agree to undertake the feeding of one carload of beef steers . The owners of lar...
Bankers State Associations Rally Forces to Cooperate for More Production [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Bankers State Associations Rally Forces to Cooperate for More Production s «»»» « Every bankers state association has rushed to answer the call of the government to lend a hand to the movement for increased food production . The circulars reproduced on this page give an idea of how the associations urged their member-banks to enlist . The circular of the new committee on agriculture of the large New York association is an important development in banker-farmer annals . | TO the members of the New York State Bankers association : The council of administration has asked your committee to outline a plan for greater cooperation between the bankers and the farmers of New York state , their interests being identical . There seems to be no division of opinion among bankers that agricultural and educational de velopment is one of the most important of the many problems now seeking solution , and that no satisfactory solution is possible that does not put farming on a remunerative basis and ...
How Better Livestock Followed the County Agent—Told by a Farmer [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
How Better Livestock Followed the County Agent—Told by a Farmer By Kirk Griggs , K . F . D . 1 , Beatrice , Nebraska If there was a county agent in every agricultural county in the country , how much more efficiently Uncle Sam could mobilize bis agricultural resources ! Start a movement for an agent in YOUR county . The February BAHKEI-FAKMES tells how—send for a copy . CONSIDERABLE interest has been aroused relative to benefits to be derived from the employment of county agents , or farm demonstrators . The farm papers are full of suggestions which , if followed , would prove of advantage to the farmer . We read them interestedly , agree with the writer thereof , and pass on to other matters . What we need is an awakening . Theories are all right and proper , but we must have an example to follow . No enterprise of any magnitude requiring more than one person ever succeeded without a leader , whether in the government of a country or the management of a farm . If every county would...
Banks Hasten to Cooperate to Bring Increased Food Production [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1917
Banks Hasten to Cooperate to Bring Increased Food Production SPURRED by the national necessity for more production of food , countless banks have encouraged home garden , work . A notable example was the campaign of the American National bank of Richmond , Virginia , which organized a garden &lt; lub with 2000 members . The bank engaged an agricultural demonstrator whose services were free and also secured a discount to members for seed purchases . The bank will give $ 300 in prizes for the best gardens . An interesting series of advertisements urging home garden work was published by the First National bank of Wausau , Wisconsin . Numerous other institutions proceeded along the same lines . Banks generally made a liberal use of newspaper space in urging the importance of food production . The Union Bank and Trust company of Searcy , Arkansas , used an entire page to reproduce a portion of Assistant Secretary Vrooman s address at Little Rock . The March cartoon in THE BANKER...