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The Law Says SPRAY NOW For San Jose Scale
All Infected fruit trees one year old and
over with 'lime and sulphur solution."
Sec. 47, Revised Code 1909.
The State Commissioner reports "Nine
tenths of all fruit is Infected and
THOUSANDS OP BOXES CONDEMNED
fc. Annually because of this dlsonse.^^^^
Is a scientifically mixed solution endorsed ny^
the State Agricultural College because of Its I
concentrated form. In wet weather use a 1-8 I
solution; in dry weather 1-11 solution, in De- I
comber nnd again in February. Send for I
Lilly's Spray Book and priors. I
Chas. 11. Lilly Company, Seattle, Wash. I
/ Mr. Countryman and
( Mr. Cityman your interests
are identical—"To get the
most value for your money."
The High Cost of Living is not a pleas
ant theory but it is a terrible reality.
Every article the family buys hag in
creased in price from ten to fifty per
cent during the past ten years, is the
Farmer getting this Increase? Not on
your life—only a small part of it.
Who Gets It?
The Government Report on Agricul
ture, January Ist, says that:
The producer in the country gets
only 35 per cent of what the consumer
in the city pays. Railroad rates are
reasonable, still the road from the
farmer's barn in the country to the con
sumer's table in the city, eats up 65
cents of every dollar.
Let Us See
—Too many commissioners
—Too much expense
—Lack of co-operation between farm
ers the producer; and cityman, the con
Realizing this, two years ago some of
the leading farmers of the state organ
Producers and Consumers
Co-operative Co., Ltd.
This was organized under the laws of
the state of Washington with a capital
of $250,000. The State Grunge endorsed
the movement and in due time a com
mission house was established in the
heart of the commission row — 1208
Western Aye., Seattle It met with
great opposition not only from Western
Avenue, but from many who should
have been its iriends However, the
store has been in operation for 14 months
and is now doing a large and growing
business. It has saved the farmers of
Washington a hundred thousand dollars
this yoar in preventing a low price on
farm products. It has also established
a retail store at 250 Westlake. Public
Market, Heatfle; ami is supplying hun
dreds daily direct from the farm to the
market basket. t
We Need Your Help
Whether you are a Granger or not, if
you are a fanner we WHiit your produce,
our commission is ten per cent on act
ual sales and we get the highest price
possible. Potatoes, poultry, butter,
fruit grain, hay. etc.. are handled. If
you are a consumer we want your
Stock For Sale
This store was established by the sale
of stock It could not be established
without capital to pay its expeusei*
This stock in $25 per share, BOP MIM
able-good as folii. We need your moral
support, stockholders favored in buy
ing and soiling.
Thin is the only way the producer and
the consumer o*ll get together aud save
a part of that 65 cents.
Write us for information about the
buniness; its prospects, its management
and its success. Mention The Ranch,
whose editor knows about the plan and
what we are doing.
PRODUCERS & CONSUMERS
CO-OPERATIVE CO., Ltd.
1208 WESTERN AYE. SEATTLE. WASH.
county, New York grower is reliable.
1 have no direot means of knowing.
But the men who own and control the
Rural New-Yorker aie in a position
to know about such things and they
are men of the highest character and
can be depended on implicitly as
truthful and reliable. Heooe, it fur
nishes me great pleasure to make the
following quotation from the editorial
page of the same issue of this valuable
paper from which I have just quoted:
Editorially the paper says: "While
reports vary it seems clear that the
apple buyers hare secured control of
most of the cold storage space in
Western New York. Thus they are,
or think they are, in a position to
dictate prices. Thus far they have
not offered a fair price for wintei
apples. True, the New York crop of
fall apples and Greenings is large,
but of the strictly winter red fruit
there is less than an average crop,
and the prices ought to be higher.
Our opinion is that by January Ist
there will be no more apples in
storage than last year, yet prices rule
about one-third less for winter apples.
Here we have still further argument
in favor of co-operation among
farmers. They will be obliged,
sooner, or later, to control their own
storage houses and handle their own
fruit. More of them are doing so
this year than ever before."
The state of things depicted in the
state of New York has not yet pre
vailed in the Northwest so far as 1
know, but there is nothing to prevent
this condition from prevailing here
when the occasion demands it. It
will come and we as apple growers
must be prepared to meet it and this
can be done only by the growers hav
ing their own cold storage plants. I
am looking forward to the time when
we shall have a oold storage plant
capable of holding 10,000 boxes of
apples in the rear of our packing
The large growers can each own his
own plant but the men who have
small orchards can combine and have
a cold storage plant for ten or a dozen
small orchards. As growers we must
see the situation and be prepared for
whatever may come. A good oold
storage plant would be a valuable asset
on many ranches for use in the sum
mer time, if we had the kind of
plant we are thinking about we could
put it to splendid use in time of
peuch harvest. Sometimes we come
up to Saturday uight with a half car
load of peaches ready to ship which
we must hold over till Monday till we
have enough to fill a car. A big sav
ing could be realized if we could put
these packed peaches into a cool
room where the temperature was but
a few degrees above the freezing point.
In such a place we could hold peaches
back for a few days when there was a
glut or when tbe railroads are disab
led as they were in tbe autumu of 1910
by fires in tbe mountains. Cold
storage and successful fruit growing
must go together.
Will you kindly inform me of the
best method of killing the root of the
Australian Himalaya Giant black
berry plant? 1 have about tive hun
dred of the above, which i wish to de
stroy. If 1 dig them out there will
be hundreds of small pieces of roots
left in the ground that would continue
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to grow for all time to borne and give
no end of trouble. I wish to kill the
root before digging or ploughing it
M. R. KENNEDY.—KENT
There is no way to kill these roots
before the tops are out oft. The best
way to proceed is to cut the tops off
below the surface and then with the
utmost carefulness hoe off ail spiouts
that show the last sign of green above
the groand. in this way the roots will
die during the first autumn and will
not continue "to grow for all time,"
as Mr. K. thinks they will. The
roots of all vegetable growtns depend
on the tops for their continued living,
just as much as the tops depend on
the roots. It will require vigilance
in watching every sign of green growth
that shows above the ground. Be
sure to cut every thing showing the
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