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VALMETTO STATE LEAINNG
IN PRtODUCTION OF COTTON
Cotton Crop Values Per Acre in South,
Carolina Higher Than in Other
(Washington Oct. ,9.-Senator Nat
Dial of South Carolina, has had pub
lished in the Congressional Record a
statement furnished by Director J. N.
Hlarper, of the Southern soil improve
ment committee, which shows that the
Palmetto State loads all others in cot
ton crop values to the acre. Results
in Alabama are also given and if
these <flgures are to be believed, it
'would seem to- indicate thaft Alabama
planters are not making anywhere near
the record claimed for several other
states. The statement referred to is
"With a farm value of $70.50 per
acre for crops grown in the state, lit
tie South Carolina leads the states of.
The Union in value of craps grown
on her acres of improved land. Direc
tor J. -N. lIarper, of the Southern
soil improvement committee, has just
finished a digest or the report of the
Census Bureau and finds that South
Carolina has an enviable record for
the year 1919, for which year the
census figures were .gathered. -Her
acreage of improved land 'was 6,
206,644 acres, and 'the value of her
farm crops grown on this land was
$437,121,837, which gives a value of
$70.50. per acre.
"It is interesting to note in this
connection that South Carolina's ex
ipenditures for fertilizers amounted to
$52,546,795, or that for each acre she
spent an average of $9.46. This would
not be so significant were it not for
the fact that North Carolina, her
nearest competitor in the South, with
over 2,000,000: more acres of improved
lard, spent $5.96 per acre for fertiliz
ers and has a farm value of crops per
acre of $VE50. North Carolina had
8,194,409 acres in improved land and
atotal value of farm crops amounting
to $503,22?,313, or a value per acre of
$61.60. This state spent $48,796,694 for
fertilizers during that year.
"Now compare these figures with
those from two other states of the
"Georgia had 13,054,010 acres of
improved 'land and a total value of
farm crops amounting to $540,613,626.
This gives Georgia a farm value of
crops per acre of $41.40. She spent
$46,196,434, or only $3.53 per acre for
fertilizer, rand 'her'.value of crops per
acre dropped correspondingly. Ala
bama, with 9,893,407 acres of improved
land had .a total value of crops
amounting'to $304,348,638, 'whic his an
acre value of $30.40. Alabama, how
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ever, spent only $14,066,108, or just
about $1.42 per acre for fertilizers,
and her value tper acre of farm crops
dropped below half of the value se
cured on South Carolina farms. North
Carolina spent .just about .0 per acre
for fertilizers, and doubled the value
per acre of Alabama's crops. Putting
this in another way, North Carolina
spent a little over four times. as much
for fertilizer as Alabama and made 100
ler cent on the investment.
"According to i'irector 'Harper, it
seems that as is the use of fertilizers
so is crop production. These figures
issued by the census bureau seem to
bear out his assertion. It brings to
mind the old argument that a less
number of acres intelligently farmed
and liberally fertilized can be made to
pay more actual profit than by trying
to farm large areas and securing low
acre yields. With the changing sys
tem of farming that is gradually com
ing ever the South, it. becomes more
and more imperative that the acreage
should be reduced.
"This is especially true of cotton.
Under boll weevil .conditions, farmers
can not hope to farm large areas in
cotton profitably. This has been
brought forcibly to their attention
this year when the boll weevil has
reduced the yields is some sections
to where the farmers will not smake
a bale on from 6 to 10 acres of land.
This is a conservative estimate given
by some leading farmers in the dis
tricts seriously affected. It would seem
that fewer acres of cotton, liberally
fertilized and carefully tended;,. the
-growing of all food and feed crops and
plenty of hay and roughage for the
cattle and hogs; the keeping of -suf
Rilent cows to furnish all the mil and
butter needed; a home poultry flock;
and an orchard and garden will work
for the complete financial independ
ence of the Southern farmer.
Figures show that crops unust 'be
fertilized to give highest yield per
acre and greatest profit, apd vhen
there Is a good income from every
acre of farm lands planted in the
South when we can boast of our ef
ficiency. South Carolina is leading the
way, North Carolina is close behind.
While Georgia and Alabama are some
what lagging when acre retturns are
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Julio, an expert tango dancer, becomes
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