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A Preliminary Report of Data Secured in 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945 on the Farm Accounting Route in Nicollet County, Minnesota

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Department of Agriculture and UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Bureau of Agricultural Economics Cooperating " 'I - - - - ­ 0­ - - -­ A Preliminary Report of Data Secured in 1941. 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945 on the FARM ACCOUNTING ROUTE in NICOLLET COUNTY. MINNESOTA by S. A. Engene and G. A. Pond • -----0----­ Mimeographed Report No. 158 Division of Agricultural Economics University Farm St. Paul, Minnesota June, 1946 5 10 15 20 25 30 INDEX Page Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Summary of farm inventories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Summary of farm earnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Family living from the farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4 Household and personal expenses, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monthly and annual precipitation and temperature. . . . . . . . . . . .. 6 •Distribution of acres in farm. . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 Costs and returns per acre for mixtures of oats and barley. . .. 8 Costs and returns per acre for oats-and-barley............... ~ Costs and returns per acre for wheat and flax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Costs and returns per acre for canning peas and sweet corn. .. 11 Costs and returns per acre for husked corn and silage corn.... 12 Costs per acre for alfalfa and other tame hay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I3 Costs per acre for phalaris and wild hay..................... 14 Costs per acre for sudan grass pasture and small grain pasture Comparative 'Yields and costs of producing feed nutrients. . . . .. 16 Comparative returns per acre for cash crops ................. 17 High yields give low '!'Costs per unit. . . . • . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . .. 17 Amounts of labor

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