National Wool Grower Volume 7-8

National Wool Grower Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...yield if given over to wheat at the fixed price of $2 per bushel. Lack of Co-Ordination in Government Departments. Strenuous efforts have been made by various departments of the government to increase the production of livestock. The question has been approached from various angles--among others we have a very widely operating and persistent propagandum on the part of the Food Administration urging the public to decrease in every way possible its consumption of meats. The theory underlying this proposition is good and is to the effect that if we save meats for the use of ourselves and Allies during the war period, we will be materially aiding the cause of Democracy. However, I believe, we have a very valid criticism to the effect that whereas by such propaganda the consumption of meats has been greatly decreased throughout the United States, that there has not been a correspondingly greater use of the meats thus saved except perhaps in the case of pork and pork products. During the fall and winter months we have witnessed a season of declining prices and of overburdened markets which could not readily absorb meat supplies sent forward by producers. In my judgment tremendous accumulations in the shape of corned beef, smoked beef and and other meat products lending themselves to conservation should have been piled up for the future demands and use of our Allies and ourselves. During the coming spring and summer months these supplies would have been available. These months are usually lean ones for supplies on the markets. We do not believe that a wise provision has been made to equalize and stablize markets for the meat products of the nation. Livestock business is becoming extremely hazardous not only for the producer but for the feeder as...show more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757335
  • 9781236757333