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    Accounts Receivable Credit in Minnesota Farm Supply Cooperatives
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1955-05) Knudtson, Arvid C.; Koller, E. Fred
    THE RECENT rapid increase in use of accounts receivable credit is causing a serious problem for Minnesota farm supply cooperatives. Cooperative leaders are concerned with this trend as past experience shows that slow collections, heavy credit losses, and financial difficulties may easily result.
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    Agricultural Production Loans of Minnesota Country Banks
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1955-04) Dahl, R. P.; Jesness, O.B.
    MODERN TECHNOLOGY and mechanization in agriculture have increased decidedly the amount of capital employed by farmers. The farmers’ use of credit to meet these needs likewise has increased. While farmers obtain production loans from a variety of sources, commercial banks are the leading suppliers.
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    Starting Farming Today: Can It Be Done, What Does It Take
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1955-04) Pond, George A.; Swanson, H.W.; Cavert, W. L.
    STARTING FARMING was never easy. It is not easy today. Obtaining the capital to start farming and especially acquir ing ownership of a farm may seem to many a young couple today an almost unattainable goal. Perhaps such young people would do well to question their fathers or grandfathers or some elderly farmer in their neighborhood as to just how they got their start.
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    Marketing Fresh Sweet Corn in the Midwest
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1954-06) Winter, J.D.; Nylund, R. E.; Cox, R. W.
    FRESH SWEET CORN is a major vegetable crop in the North Central States. Because of its extremely perishable nature it is a crop that offers a chance for wide improvements in product quality through improved handling and marketing methods. These improvements are to the advantage of growers seeking an expanded market and also to consumers, many of whom would not otherwise experience the pleasure of eating fresh, high quality sweet corn.
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    Making Durable Concrete Drain Tile on Packer-Head Machines
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1954-08) Manson, Philip W.; Miller, Dalton G.
    FEW CONCRETE PRODUCTS are exposed in service to a wider range of conditions than drain tile. The conditions may range all the way from highly favorable to extremely severe, sometimes in the same drainage system. Therefore, drain tile of good quality should always be installed when long, satisfactory service is desired.
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    Control of Stored Grain Insects in the North Central States
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1954-05) North Central Regional Technical Committee on Entomology
    RECENTLY there has been an increased awareness of the losses in stored grain due to insect activity and an increased demand on the part of the public for clean cereals and cereal products. It is both profitable and practical for producers and handlers of grain to utilize modern methods of insect control.
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    Price Supports and the Potato Industry
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1954-01) Gray, Roger W.; Sorenson, Vernon L.; Cochrane, Willard W.
    THE RECENT PRICE SUPPORT program on potatoes produced some dramatic and spectacular results. More potatoes were produced than people were willing to buy. Large amounts acquired by the government could not be disposed of in useful outlets; many potatoes were dumped and allowed to rot. The federal government spent more money buying potatoes from 1942 through 1950 than it spent for any other farm commodity from 1933 through 1950. Many of the major problems encountered in supporting potato prices were never solved; they ended only when Congress withdrew all direct price support after the 1950 crop
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    Century of Population Growth Minnesota
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1954-02) Nelson, Lowry; Ramsey, Charles E.; Toews, Jacob
    THE STUDY OF POPULATION trends is an important factor in future planning. Whether the programs are economic or social, and whether they are local, state-wide, or national, they require a knowledge of the number of people in relation to a given area. For instance, the effect of the rapid increase in the populatiol’l on land values in the nineteenth century is well known to most Americans. Fortunes were made from the un earned increment in values simply because of the increase in the number of people and, therefore, in the demand for land.
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    Migration in Minnesota 1940-1950
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1954-01) Ramsey, Charles E.; Orman, Allan D.; Nelson, Lowry
    MIGRATION performs at least two important functions in society. First, it is the way by which the labor force ad justs to employment opportunities in different geographic areas. Second, it is one means the individual has of finding a more satis factory environment and occupation. This process goes on con tinuously as a result of the decisions of individuals or groups.
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    Minnesota Farm Supply Associations
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-06) Manning, T. W.
    IMPROVING services and efficiency are two of the principal problems which Minnesota farm supply associations are facing. While the economic position of many associations has remained healthy or has improved, some associations face a precarious future. This analysis of the organizational, financial, and operational characteristics of farm supply associations is designed to supply helpful information to those concerned with the associations' operations.
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    Minnesota Dairy Cooperatives
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-06) Manning, T. W.; Koller, E. Fred; Jesness, O. B.
    DAIRY cooperative managers, directors, and members are faced with problems of organization, finance, and operation. While significant progress has been made in dealing with these problems, there still can be improvement. In this analysis of some of the special problems encountered by dairy cooperatives, special attention is given to factors affecting operational and financial success or failure.
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    Facts About New Castle Disease
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-06) Pomeroy, B. S.; Brandly, C. A.
    NEWCASTLE DISEASE is a specific, highly contagious disease affecting chiefly chickens and turkeys. Other poultry, as well as various species of wild birds, may be attacked also.
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    The Export Market For Pork and Lard
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-06) Dowe, Austin A.; Olson, Robert E.; Jesness, Oscar B.
    HOGS HAVE been one of the most important sources of cash income for Minnesota farmers for many years. During the decade 1940-49, hogs ranked first, dairy products second, cattle and calves third, and poultry products and eggs fourth (table 1). The income from hogs has varied from approximately 20 to 25 per cent of total cash receipts1 from the sale of products by Minnesota farmers since shortly after World War I. Since the middle 1920's, livestock and livestock products, including hogs, have accounted for about three-fourths of the total cash receipts.
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    Butter and Margarine
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-06) Cox, Rex W.
    THE MARKET position of butter and margarine has changed greatly since 1938 because of the large decline in the use of butter and the sharp rise in the use of margarine.
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    Changes In the Dairy Farming Picture
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-01) McDaniel, W. E.; Pond, G. A.
    THE LAST 40 years have brought more numerous and more striking changes in farm techniques than any similar period in recorded history. This period has also been characterized by a wide range in the price of farm products. This bulletin covers a complete cycle- from 1919, when farm prices reached their highest level up to that time, through the lowest point in the present century in the early thirties, to an all-time high in 1948.
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    Clovers for Minnesota
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1952-06) Thomas, H. L.; et al.
    CLOVERS are valuable crops in Minnesota. They produce feed cheaply and help build the soil. We are not sure of the exact acreage and distribution of the clovers in Minnesota, partly because they are often grown in mixtures and used for various purposes, such as for hay, pasture, silage, and seed crops. Figure 1 shows acreage of red clover, alsike, timothy, and mixtures in 1950; figure 2 shows sweet clover acreage. Ladino is so new to the state that no estimates of acreage are available, although this acreage must necessarily be small.
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    Objective Grade Standards For Slaughter Hogs
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1952-06) The North Central Livestock and Marketing Research Committee
    WITHIN THE SAME weight range butcher hogs usually sell at about the same price per hundredweight at given markets in the United States. Because little attention is given to quality in pricing hogs, producers have little incentive to improve the hogs they market.
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    Costs of Drying Milk in Minnesota Plants
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1952-05) Butz, Dale E.; Koller, E. Fred
    DAIRYING is one of the major sources of farm income in Minnesota. Prior to World War II, most of this income was realized on the sale of farm-separated cream to the local creameries. During the war there was a very rapid shift from the delivery of farm-separa~ed cream to the delivery of whole milk to the dairy plants. This shift had already started prior to the war, but was greatly accelerated by the relatively favorable prices paid for nonfat milk solids.
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    Statistics of Farmers' Cooperatives In Minnesota, 1950
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1952-06) Koller, E. Fred; Manning, T. W.; Jesness, O. B.
    FARMERS’ COOPERATIVES in Minnesota have made out standing progress during the past half century. Today these organizations provide a large proportion of the business services needed by farmers of the state. With the aid of their cooperatives farmers have worked out for themselves many of the problems incident to the marketing of their farm products, purchasing of farm supplies, and providing other essential business services.
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    The Economic Importance of Egg Quality
    (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1952-04) Taylor, Frederick R.; Jesness, O. B.
    MANY of us wonder why there is so much difference between the egg prices paid to farmers in the Midwest and those paid by consum«;!rs in distant markets. A rather common conclusion is that the wide margin means that the handlers in between are· making handsome profits and that the remedy lies in reducing such gains.