University of Wisconsin. Dept. of Agricultural Journalism / 22 community building advertisements : use them to bring your bank greater prestige, increased goodwill, more business
Stone, A. L.
You wouldn't throw $200 to the birds PDF (282.4 KB)
Release Wek B&-&ning May 26 You Wouldn't Throw $200 to the Birds Y OU wouldn't throw $200.00 to the birds . . . Of By A. L. Stone course not! Yet the average Wisconsin farmer tosses State Weed away about $200.00 every year by letting weeds grow on Commissioner his farm. This needless weed loss totals here in Wisconsin to the terrific annual burden of about $40,000,000. You and I help pay the enormous $40,000,000 weed tax. Think of it! Weeds cost us about $2,000,000 more than we realize from all the alfalfa, wheat and potatoes grown in Wisconsin. The state weed bill would build several state capitals such as we have in Madison, or would let us give every county $548,000, or would buy each and every one of us a cream separator, a riding cultivator, and a washing machine. Weeds, of course, make hard work harder, run down the land, and increase the cost of planting, cultivating, and harvesting: What are we going to do about our annual loss from weeds I As weeds multiply with great speed, one plant some- times producing as many as 1,250,000 seeds in a single season, eradication is the only way out. Now is the time to get busy . . . delay means more of your money-my money-and lots more. Don't sow weeds on your farm, but fight them today by buying only tested, weedless seeds. Another article on weeds by Mr. Stone will appear in an early issue. "For Farm Prosperity" [Name of Your Bank]
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