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Vol. VI.—No. 40.
RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 10, 1912.
One Dollar a Year.
THE GREAT STATE FAIR, RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 15-18, 1912,
COTT ON FARMERS TAKE NOTICE.
Do not sell your cotton seed at present prices.
The seed are selling for less than the acid phos
phate, potash and ammonia contained in a bushel
of seed would cost you in the form of ready mixed
guano. So you are giving away the oil, and the
feed value of the seed, and getting nothing for the
Seed will bring a fair price later in the season
if the farmers will hold them. But we need not
expect the price to advance as long as we sell at
any old price offered us. It would be far better
for the farmers to scatter their cotton seed over
their fields, if they have no storage room, than to
sell them at from twenty-five to thirty cents per
I appeal to every farmer in the State to hold on
to his seed until we force the price to forty cents
or more. Wo should then exchange seed for meal
on a basis of not less than ton for ton. The mills
can and will pay fair prices for seed if the farmers
compel them to do it. I know one mill that clear
ed thirty-four per cent last year.
Let every county union take up this important
matter at once. By all the counties standing to
gether and co-operating in this holding movement,
we will make it a success. It means dollars in
every farmer’s pocket.
Hold your cotton seed, union farmers and non
Hold your cotton. The crop is much below last
year and a much larger consumption. Cotton will
bring a better price and the farmer will get the
benefit of it, IF HE HAS NOT ALREADY SOLD
IT TO THE SPECULATOR. Hold your cotton for
fifteen cents. If enough of it is held for that price
it will soon i)ring it. Hold cotton and cotton seed.
H. Q. ALEXANDER.