Rice at present prices provides more food for the money than most of the other cereals.
Barley, where it succeeds, yields a larger weight of feed per acre than any other small grain crop.
One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.
The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food has been recognized only recently in this country.
The duty of the individual farmer, at this time, is to increase his production, particularly of food crops.
What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy to support the average working man for 15 days.
Buckwheat may be planted later than any similar crop, and often does well on old meadows or waste land that can be broken after the more exacting crops are planted.
In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato.
It is obvious that the greatest and most important service that is required of our agriculture under existing conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops.
The most effective step that may be taken to increase the production of these crops is to enlarge the acreage devoted to them in the regions where they are grown habitually.