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IHE HOLT COUNTY SENTINEL, ORKGON, MISSOURI, MAY ltf, 1913.
ALFALFA ON EVERY FARM IN THE CORN BELT OFGREAT IMPORTANCE I H C Agricultural Extension Department Makes Preliminary Announcement I KNOW OF NOTHINO WHICH WILL DO MORE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE OR ADD MORE TO ITS WEALTH THAN A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ALFALFA. GROUT. BBBM bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB9ffir9Q9HlBBB ltBBBBBBTBBBTj9VIS gfSKIaVTT-v w l uaK13519V92&0HsbER., ..sl BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBMBBlBBBBBBBBBBBBBfl By J. E. BUCK. We havo come to the dividing of the ways wo havo reached n critical point In the history of our agricul tural dovotopmcnt. Asldo from tho .'15,000,000 ncrcB In tho United States that can bo reclaimed by Irrigation, and tho 74,000,000 acre of farm lands thnt can bo mado available for culti vation by means of drainage, no very largo areas of virgin noil remain to bo brought under cultivation In our country. In tlmo. of course, these barren lands wilt bo made to yield abundant harvests but for the pres ent wo must look rlsowhrro to find n Hilutlon of tho problem with which wo nro confronted. If wo nro to keep on going forward It will bo necessary for us to secure larger yields from tho llelds that nro already under cultiva tion. That Is to say, our problem Is not so much bow to Increase tho popu lation In rural communities ns It In to Increase tho producing capacity of 1 1m peopln already on tho farm. Average Yields. Tho average yield of corn per ucre In tho United States Is only nbcut 27 bushels. Our average yield of wheat I only 13.7 bushels per aero and tho aver ago yield of nearly everything wo grow on the farm Is exceedingly low, compared with tho ylelda In other countries. It In high tlmo wo wcro waking up nnd doing something. Better Farm Management Needed. One hundred years ago tho Mohawk valley In New York wns the wonder of Kurope, was tho wonder of tho world for Its fertility, and thousands of car loads of cattle, hogs and farm crops wero shipped out of that valley until ItH fertility has been exhausted. The m.'ttlors then moved westward Into tho Miami and Scioto valleys of Ohio, und did tho samn Ihlug over again, fol lowing the exhaustion of theso rich valleys, the magnlllceut broad prairies of Illinois and Iowa wero brought un der cultivation, and the snino process la now being repeated. Kven In tho lied River Valley of the North, where larly Knnsas, Nebraska, Colorado, California nnd Utah the great alfalfa states. Wo have reached the point where wo know we can grow alfalfa tn tho corn belt, and It Is now up to us to grow It. Where Alfalfa la Grown. The accompanying map bIiows whero alfalfa Is grown In tho I'nlted States today. At (he present time nil the alfalfa grown In the United States Is less than tho area of tho llttln stito of New Jersey, The total nren under alfalfa In this country Is 4,707,13 acres. Of this nrea Knnsna nlono has 956,002 acres of nlfalfn or about one- fifth of our entlrn alfalfa crop. Nebraska comes Kcrond with 681V 282 ncresj Colorado third, with r.0R,S92 acres; California fourth, with 484,134 acres ; and Idaho fifth, with 30S.S92 acres. All of tho corn belt stnton aro lam cntably nhy In the growing of alfalfa as Is shown by tho following rank In which they comn as producers of the crop: Missouri, 17; Ohio, 19; Iowa, 20; Illi nois 22; Wisconsin, 23; Indiana, 24; Michigan, 29; Minnesota. 35. With tho unquestioned advantages of alfalfa, wo should bo growing more of this great legume crop. Advantages of Alfalfa. An to the advantage of growing nt fnlfa In tho corn belt, Prof. V. O, llotden says: "It produces a largo yield per aero, more than double that of clovor. "It is rich In protein, having almost as high n feeding value as bran. "It Is the most enriching crop for tho ground which wo have. "When n good stand Is onco aecurcd It wilt generally last four to six years In tho humid regions and much longer in tho west. "It can be fed an hay to all kinds of animals, nnd has no superior as n hog pasture." Bullda Up Agriculture. "No onn more literally abets the grow III of two blades of grass whero ono grew befnrn than ho who effect ively urgen the cultivation of alfalfa NKW JKMliT wr.rr kast Map showing where alfalfa la grown In United Statea today. Not the com paratlve areas grown east and west of the Mississippi river. The total area grown la about equal to the area of New Jersey. tlfty bushels of wheat tn tho aero wan not unusual, today not morn than fif teen bushels Is grown. Food 8upply and Population. To makn It possible for thn peopln of tho United States to raise, clothn nnd feed futuro generations, wo must change our system of agriculture. We cannot depend upon Uncle Sam for any more land, und thn only method by which wa can keep thn United States on tho map la to makn two blades of grass grow where only onn grew before. During the last decado tho popula tion of tho United Statea Increased 25 per cent. During tho same period tho production of beef In the United Statea fell off 28 per cent. A few years 'ago It coat the labor ing man $52.05 for bla yearly supply of meat today the same number of pounds of meat coat $85.05, an In crease of $83.00. In view of thla what shall wo do? A careful analysis sbowa that we need more fertile fields, or rather fields with greater fertility. We need larger and better herds. We need better roada, We need larger bank account. We need better homes. We need better clUienshlp. How can all thla be doner Perhaps no one thing will do more to secure these things than growing Ifalfa. If that la true, why haven't we been rowing alfalfaT Because we thought It was trapos aisle. We Can Grew Alfalfa. Many farmers In the corn belt do ni HallavA thai thav can craw alfalfa. Wm m nnIA- Um lraDraaalon that It nantrea peculiar climatic conditions, - . . . m 1 , . ana a peculiar ijpe oi sou, suuu aa tavna In toe western states, pameu upon thoHo who aro strangers to It, and no ono Ih more truly working for thn benellt or agriculture, tho basis of nil prosperity, than he who proclaims Its excellence as thn foremost forage.1 Kx-nnvernor Hoard. Grow Alfalfa. An acre of alfalfa yields 5,280 pounds of digestible matter; red clo ver, 3,200 pounds; and corn, 2,800 pounds. In every dollar's worth of alfalfa there are thirteen pounda of protein In every dollar's worth of corn there are only olght pounds of protein. The great value of alfalfa as feed stuff I therefore apparent. Alfalfa enriches the soil grain Im poverlshes thn soil. There remains little more to be said Kvery farmer who reads thla should begin Immediately to make prepara tlons for putting In a pleco of alfalfa, even though It bo only onn acre. you can grow an acre next year you can grow ten acres the following year and then twenty, forty, and even onn hundred If your farm Is big enough to makn so large a field prac ticable. Ten acres of alfalfa on every farm In thn United States would glvn ua In round number 64,000,000 acre of al falfa. Before the next decude haa gone Into history we would be growing 100,000,000 acre of alfalfa In the Unit ed State. If we do thla we will be Infinitely better off than we are today our flelda will be vastly more fertile and our crop yield will be bigger and better our herd will be larger and the quality of butter fat will be great ly Increased we will have happier home and we will be better cltiiens Eleven pouad of alfalfa la worth aa much la feeding value aa ten pounds of bran, and It eoatc but bait aa mask. 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If niaiv is disposed of, parted with or removed fvoin oriirinal localit. iiisitranee money is forfeited and becomes due at onct . ('are will be taken to 1. 1 !.!...... I...I ...III ....4 1. .-l..lll.l ..lit- X ( M I ill I l It'll I . "ill "Ml IH'1 ' I ll!M I'll- IMIWIIIll II 1 1,1 II, I III. J. W. ROSTOCK. La "Yes, our new wagon 's a Studebaker -the only kind we KNOW" "The Studebaker idea lias been in our family for ixty years. We have never thought of buying any other kind of a wagon." "It's true, we're continually being offered other wagons costing a little less, with lots or promises as to what they will do. But wc know in our family what a Studebaker will do. A few dollars difference in price doesn't mean much. h'm the stroke a wagon gives that we consider most." "Long service for a fair price means more every time than short service for a few dollars less." "That's why we stick to Studebaker and 'Stick to Stude baker is a pretty good motto for a man who use waaoni." "Studebaker wagons are built of good stuff. They're made right by people who've had vests and years of experience in making them right people who are trusted the world over. ( "Studebaker wagons latt, because they're made to Int. "Look out for the dealer who tells you his wagon is juat good aa a Studebaker. That's my advice after m good deal of experience and the experience of all of my people. You get a Studebaker and you've got a safe investment.' Si am Dtoltr afrits hi. STUDEBAKER South Bend, Ind. KIWYOIK CHICAGO DALLAS KANSAS CITY DINVER MINNSarOLtS SALTLAKB CITY SAM F1AHCISCO rORTLAHD, ORE. FOR SALE BY D. ffl. MARTIN. OREGON, MO. ATTENTION, PLEASE. I luivit n iironi tuition and Literature you should read con cerning irrigated laud in the I'eoos. Valley, Texas. The vn- . a m 'T ...tit l. ter used on this rloh bottom is the same irecos mvrtn wumii is boiiiK used by the U. S. (ovei nnifiutaiiti I'rivaiH rrojecie with ttuuh wontUirful rewultst at Carlsl)ad and Roswell, N. Mexico. 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