News: Abbotsford - State Seed Corn Shortage (16 Mar 1916)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 3/13/2019
Originally published in the Abbotsford Tribune, March 16, 1916
Madison - Owing to shortage of seed corn in Wisconsin this year, caused by unfavorable growing conditions last season Gov. Philipp has issued a proclamation designating he week from March 27 to April 1, as seed corn week, and urging that during such period every corn grower thoroughly test each ear of his seed corn and keep for planting only those showing high germination.
The failure of one ear of seed corn, containing 800 kernels, means a loss of 800 ears in crop, or eight bushels worth about $4.
Gov. Phillip’s proclamation follows: “The department of agriculture has called my attention to serious shortage of good seed corn in Wisconsin.”
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