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Production Barely Keeps Up With Population [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
Production Barely Keeps Up With Population IS Uncle Sam producing food as fast as bis population grows ? He is—that is , if yon except meat and dairy products . But they form a large percentage of diet Then there has been an increased acreage put under cultivation . As B . F . Harris points out elsewhere in this number , this increased acreage and the use of machinery has enabled production barely to keep pace with population . Here are the figures of the Department of Agriculture : Food Snpth of the United Stfu VOFUUXIOSt Jtme 1 , 1900 , 75 , 994475 June 1 , I 93 , 174 , 515 Jane 1 , ««« 101482 / 479 Ftodnetiott Item Total *&amp; Meats : Beef , vcsj , nuiltuii , and . pork ( poinds ) : } SK - : 18 , 865 , 000 , 000 34 ^ 3 ig ? g ¦ fi-uiSa &amp; EK «« WpIrJSetaT 8 * 378 . 000 * 00 3194 HDk ( gallons)—- } fjg 7465 , 804404 9 S . 6 lo % r ^ , ^ -m ¦¦ ¦ - ¦ ¦ Z 3 H-SM 5 * 3 J ££ 1— 1 , 790 , 097 . 244 23 . 6 ^( nodaU avriUhl .,.- ******* _ « Poultry products : ———- Poul...
What is to be the Future of the American Counhyside ? Read this Carefully [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
What is to be the Future of the American Counhyside ? Read this Carefully By George E . Vincent President University of Minnesota Bankers—farmers — everybody—read this , every line —think about h . If a written from the national standpoint — something we all must get these days . What Dr . Vincent says should make us alt think and think hard . These words are taken from his address to the American Sociological Society . NO one would question the assertion that the farm and village life of the United States presents a nation ! problem . Yet it is doubtful whether many Americans realize the immense gravity of the question as to how fifty millions are now living in the rural regions , and as to the kind of life which still more millions will live in the future . Unconsciously the emphasis has been upon the . needs of lhat , by reason of these conditions , education , social life , political responsibility moral standards , and religious sanctions are being alarmingly neglected or under...
What Bankers Everywhere Are Doing to Cooperate With the Farmers [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
What Bankers Everywhere Are Doing to Cooperate With the Farmers THE corn show continues to be a popular banker-far-mer activity . The Charleston Trust and Savings bank of Charleston , Illinois , last December held its second annual show , with sixty-eight entries . Prizes were offered in fovjr classes : best ten ears , open to all exhibitors in the county ; best ten ears , open to those who had never won a premium at a show ; best single ear and junior corn growers exhibit . The exhibit attracted many persons to the bank . John Fields , editor of the Oklahoma Farmer went to Holdenville , Oklahoma , the other day to address a packed opera-house of farmers on livestock improvement . The First National bank of Holdenville was behind the meeting and created interest by giving away a Shorthorn bull calf , which is shown , with its new owner . While banker-farmer leaders lay stress on the fact that the theory of cooperation is not to give anything away and while the success of introducing...
The Credit Rate Sheet Essential in Long Time and Short Time Farm Loans [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
The Credit Rate Sheet Essential in Long Time and Short Time Farm Loans By R . L . Bennett Paris , Texas THE Federal Reserve law provides for short time rural credit and the Federal Land Loan Act provides for long time -time land credit The first essential . of each of these two credits is the degree of certainty that payment will be made when the • debt is due , irrespective ofthe adequacy of the security protecting the loan . Rural security is not generally as quickly convertible as commercial assets , nor is it essential that it should lie , if proper provision is made in the loan for a safe system -of farming that will produce the funds to meet the payment And to this phase of rural credit , it may be said that financial inter--ests have not heretofore given sufficient study and consideration It has been generally asserted that the low rate of interest • certain European fanners pay for credit is the primary cause -of their prosperous farming . But a consideration of the working ...
Results with the Kansas Farm Account Boob [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
Results with the Kansas Farm Account Boob lutt year the Kansas Bankers association distributed to memter Jbanks * 7 fioo farmers account books , which were in turn Attributed to . farmers . The book was compiled by E . C . Johnson 0 , 4 p . E . McNatt of the state agricultural college . The latter let furnished this magasine a summary of reports received from tk bankers . Realising the difficulty in introducing such systems , j appears that the Kansas association has made an excellent jfgr t . A revised and improved record book will be distributed ( kit Star- _ By P . E . McNeil rv ^ RE report of the Kansas bankers on the fanners , account I books ; which were distributed by them , has shown some very interesting figures . From this report many very helpful , constructive criticisms and comments were received . There were 171 banks which distributed the account books . Twenty-seven thousand books were ordered by these banks , or each baric averaged approximately 150 books ; Seventy-...
What the County Agent is Doing [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
What the County Agent is Doing AS a rule a county agent is a man who has been born and raised on a farm , has studied at an agricultural college , and has had experience with the practical application to actual farm conditions of scientific methods . He is a representative of the Federal Department of Agriculture and the state agricultural college . He studies local soil conditions , climatic conditions , marketing conditions , labor conditions , and credit The County Agent Number The County Agent number is full of convincing arguments . — Clell Solether , secretary Wood County Improvement association Jersey City , Ohio . This number is just what I have been looking for . —C . M . Hansen , Citizens State bank , East Ellsworth , Wisconsin . Just the stuff . —A . E . Mougin , Elizabeth Exchange bank Elizabeth , 111 . . K We are certain some very material aid was rendered the Effingham County Better Farming association which is striving to secure a county agent . Nearly every person to...
Send for the Credit Rate Sheet [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
Send for the Credit Rate Sheet B ANKERS everywhere are ordering copies . More than 15 , 000 rate sheets have been ordered in a short time . Don t have your agricultural credit a guess . Help your farmers and your bank by using the credit sheet . Send at once for several hundred copies . Then determine to get one farmer s statement each day in 1917 . The . rate sheet will be sent for 75 cents per 100 , plus postage Send your order—we will bill you . BMnDnaRiiM ^
—¦¦—— " ' ' ' Hi .. mi . imi .. iimKii « i « iiiinnHHiHH « HiHiw « i » niiWHii | jMniiiHj Virginia Bankers Send 46 Boys to Short Course [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 March 1917
—¦¦—— Hi .. mi . imi .. iimKii « i « iiiinnHHiHH « HiHiw « i » niiWHii | jMniiiHj Virginia Bankers Send 46 Boys to Short Course THE Virginia Bankers association is continuing its excellent work with the boys and girls . We have just had 46 club boys here attending the short course , writes Jesse M . Jones , director of extension work , Blacksburg , Virginia . This was made possible by the contribution of more than $ 500 by the bankers state association through the efforts of Mr . V . Vaiden of Farmville , chairman of the committee on agriculture . T . C . Sandy of Burkeville , Virginia , is the state leader of demonstration work . Through a typographical error his name was omitted from the list of state leaders in the February number of this publication . Virginia bankers may communicate with Mr . Sandy regarding the employment of county agents . County Agents in Arkansas I WANT to call your attention to a discrepancy on page three of the February number . I note that you give seven...
TO AMERICAN BANKERS : [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
TO AMERICAN BANKERS : A FOOD CRISIS threatens the nation . Increased production of y food is a national , a world requirement . The American fanner is y f doubly fortunate in that he has at once a patriotic and profitable y j duty . That is to farm more efficiently , and to increase his production of * g food . It is within his power , by using improved methods , largely to in- y ¦ m crease his yield per acre . ¦* y The bankers of the United States must cooperate in every manner ff _ possible with the farmer . y _ Urging financial advantage to the fanner of an increased yield per I _ acre and the planting of all the additional acreage possible , bankers must I also halt any dangerous and uneconomic reversion to one-crop methods . V The bankers of the South , especially , should base their farm credits for the y year upon this sound requirement : sufficient acreage planted to food and y feed crops to insure the self support of the borrower . It should be assured y ? that every farmer...
Agricultural Preparedness is Necessary—Production is Patriotic and Profitable [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
Agricultural Preparedness is Necessary—Production is Patriotic and Profitable AT the moment no other factor in the national situation is of greater importance than intelligent , precautionary preparations to secure the largest possible acreage of land under cultivation , and particularly in the food crops , during the coming season . Whether we are to have war or peace , the population must he fed , and if , unfortunately , weather conditions should be unfavorable , and the yield no better than last year s , the food situation next winter will be so much worse than it is now that we may well take alarm while there is yet time to provide against the possibility . The present crop year began with a large carry-over of all the grains , but it will end without reserves , and the whole world will be dependent upon the crops of 1917 . The beginning is not good . The Argentine wheat crop , now harvested , is so nearly a failure that there will be little for export , and the corn crop will ...
Stop Food Crop Wastes of Millions of Dollars by Using Improved Methods [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
Stop Food Crop Wastes of Millions of Dollars by Using Improved Methods By D . F . Houston Secretary of Agriculture This statement was issued by Secretary Houston on March 27 . BOTH for economic and patriotic reasons the American farmer should strive this year for the highest standard of efficiency in the production and conservation of food . But production accomplished by wasteful methods does not make for efficiency , and care ful thought , therefore , should be given to the steps that need to be taken . At this , the approach of the growing season , it is pertinent to consider steps which should be taken during the starting or the growing of crops to prevent or eliminate wastes . In the case of the great staple cereals , which constitute a large proportion of our food supply , conspicuous production wastes result from failure to give proper attention to the selection and safeguarding of seed for planting , the preparation of the land , and the care of the crop . For instance , onl...
line is Bankers : Start Home Garden Work in Your City or Town at Once [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
line is Bankers : Start Home Garden Work in Your City or Town at Once A SNAKY sqmrmZ \ ing upward upon what *• looks as if it might be a checkerboard—a diagram of little squares—always upward and upward . To millions of our people , laborers , farmers , professional , even * to those upon comfortable salaries , the persistent progress of this little line , invariably upward , is a fearful thing . Somehow , and soon , Uncle Sam must halt the upward movement of that line , for if it climbs much higher up on those little squares , it means hardships to a majority of his people , torture and even death to some . For the snaky little line is the Curve of the Cost of Living 1 Its progress is calculated upon a basis of the average wholesale price of twenty-five food commodities , selected and arranged to represent the food budget of an imaginary family . The little squares are indexed , from the bottom up—thermometer fashion —ioo to 250 . In July , 1915 , the Curve was midway between 140 a...
The Present Obligation and Golden Opportunity of the Farmer [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
The Present Obligation and Golden Opportunity of the Farmer By Dean H . L . Russell Wisconsin Agricultural College ILL fares the land where the bread line forms because there are many hungry mouths crying for food . America has been approaching a crisis for years in this matter . Population has been growing apace and with it consumption has been increasing equally fast ; on the other hand production has not been maintained in equal ratio . What is going to happen when these two lines ( the lines of production and consumption ) cross each other ? Do you realize that in the last sixteen years the population of this country has increased thirty-three per cent , while the per capita production of practically three-fourths of our food materials shows a reduction in amount ? This simply spells that in time the line of consumption will cross the line of production unless a change occurs . James J . Hill was responsible for the statement that America in twenty years will go to bed hungry un...
The Strength of the Nation [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
The Strength of the Nation THE man . who assumes to be the farmer s friend , or holds his interest dear ,. will constitute himself a missionary of the new dispensation . It is a contribution to the welfare of all humanity . It will strengthen the pillars of a government that must otherwise be endangered by some popular upheaval when the land can no longer sustain the population that its bosom bears . Here lies the true secret of our anxious interest in agricultural methods because , in the long run , they mean life or death to future millions who are no strangers or invaders , but our own children s children , and who will pass judgment upon ns according to what we have made of the world in which their lot is to be cast—James J . Hill .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
IF only one grain of corn could be added to each ear grown in 1917 , it would mean six million bushels of corn for the United States . At 60 cents a bushel this would add $ 3 , 600 , 000 to the farmers * wealth . It would cost nothing except a trifle of effort to test seed , or cultivate a little more carefully , or watch the wastes more closely .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
IMrMARMER BtrimitffeBalin Activities fr a WAgrnWad &amp; nllf Title Registered in TJ . S . Patent Office Published by the Agncultural Commission of the American Bankers association , not aa a matter of news , but with the single purpose of neonruing , quickening and inspiring to action . The BANKERFARMER attempts to present mon 3 uy concrete happenings and sugges sons bearing on the bankers constructors program for a better agriculture and country life . PJ *^ . WSf ^ r ^ W^^ P-SV 1 i ^^ il ; * *»* Sr \ Published under the direction of JOSEFS HIRSCH , Chairman of the Agricultural Commiaaion LOUIS M . TOBIN , Editor Subeertption Price—TDTTY OEETS A TEAR Canadian subscription , 61 cents a year . SPECIAL OFFER TO BANKS FOR DISTRIBUTION SU 5 asd . SS . S 6 per 100—write for particulars Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois . Entered as second-clan matter , Dec 1 , 1913 , at the Post Office , Cham paign , I 1 L , under Act of March 3 , 1879 .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
Chairmen of the Committees on Agriculture and Education of the Bankers State Associations ALABAMA—James Keith , Jr ., Anniston City National bank , Anniston . ARIZONA—J . G . Spangler , cashier , Mesa City bank , Mesa . ARKANSAS—B . C Powell , vice-pres ., Southern Trust Co ., Little Rock CALIFORNIA—H . C Carr , vice-pica .. First National bank , Porternne . COLORADO—G . T . Wells , Denver National bank , Denver . DELAWARE—John Richardson , Jr .. pres ., Natl . Bk . of Del ., Wilmington . FLORIDA—Z . C Chambliss , Munroe and Chambliss Natl , bank , Ocala . GEORGIA—B . W . Hunt , vice-pres ., Middle Georgia bank , Eatonton . XDAHO—Fred N .. Shepherd , cashier . Empire National bank , Lewiston . ILLINOIS—John M . Crebs , pres ., The National Bank of Carmi , Carmi . INDIANA—W . W . Bonner , cashier . Third National bank , Greensburg . IOWA—L . E . Stevens , pres .. Century Savings bank , Des Moines . KANSAS—L . H . Wulfekuhler , vice-president , Wtufekuhler State bank , Leavenworth . L...
America ' s Duly [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
America s Duly WE are facing a grave economic problem—the problem of supplying the world s need for food . In Europe twenty million men have been called from the fields and are fighting and dying in the trenches . The decline in European food production has been- enormous , while , last year , by a strange freak of nature . North and South America and Australia produced but half their usual crop yields . The world is facing the most serious food shortage it has ever known . Millions of distressed women and little children are suffering the pangs of starvation , while today , even in our own country , the hunger cry is heard . The world looks to America to supply its needs . America must do its duty . Today , as our beloved country hovers on the brink of war , there is a national need for agricultural preparedness . America needs to marshal her agricultural forces , and in this great economic mission , let Texas take the lead . My friends , if our nation calls us , we must be prepare...
Let Us Act ! [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1917
Let Us Act ! RAISE more food ! All over the nation , this slogan must be sounded . Whether the United States is at peace or war next fall , there must be a sufficient supply of food . The duty of the farmer is at once patriotic and profitable . The testimony of . the best authorities is that this is the year . of all years to grow the largest crops possible . The fanner who raises a crop above the average yield will be the one who will profit the most While striving to increase his yields in every manner possible , the farmer , of course , should plan his operations upon safe farming lines and to conserve soil fertility . With the expansion of production , there should be increased attention to livestock The cities and towns are awakening to their opportunity in home garden work . This is one of the shortest cuts to relief from the high cost of living . The bankers of the United States can render an important service in promoting this agricultural preparedness . Every bankers state ...