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Palouse, Washington
August 5, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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i COUNTY AGENT ACTIVITIES The Employment Office. The Farm Bureau, assisted by the ,.ounty agent has been condu(:tingt an employment office for the farlners~ I I}f Hrhitlnan COlllltt with olll'~ ()lie ()f-[ I t lice at Colfax. Farm hell) to (tie ex-t lent of 69(t men ha:.', been supplied tt)[ the farmers of the soutilern end ogv the county during the month of .lulyI Men have been distributed to Ha).[ Endicott. Winonali St..John. Thorn-] ton, Steptoe, Palouse, Pullman, Col-1 ton and Colfax. The wage scale a.-_'~ set by the County Farm Bareau was followed during the month ~f June and the first two weeks of .Inly. It WaS found that ulany fa rnler~ rt~- fused to follow the scale set axv3 were paying wages ranging fr,un $1 to $~; more than the adopted wage scale. This has caused a slight rais,~ in wages. Two hundred and sixty: four nlen vtere sent out as shockers and ha)" ilion at the wages set and ulen could still he employed at thosp wages had the farmers been wise. Which Variety Is Best ? It is importeR( that we raise the ~ariety of wheat thai will give us the greatest yield. A difference of two bushels in yield is a big factor. it isn't to() early now to plan on the fall seeding. There are many farmers who are still raising h)w yielding va rieties simply because the)- have it] ways raised that variety and think that they can't do I)etter. Pind OU: which is the host yielding variety for, your section and plan on making a start this fall with a small patch of that variety, using the best seed oh- tainable, The Farm Bureau~Its Objects. The l~'arm Bureau aims to finite into one national hody the tillers of the soil of ovety kind and character of prnduets producers; grains, vege- tables, fruits, berries,, forage and ()thor plants, and all lines of farm commodities that enter in~,, human and animal consumption Jt aims to produce in abundance all thai may be neexled to supply the needs of the bu lnan family under just and sane (ij%- tribution; to give to ;t purchaser fail' and just compensation for his labors. interest on his investments, overhead expenses, depreciation of equiplllel)t ~nd to at(sure hinl of Lhe same rea- sonable income enjoyed by like labor and capital invested in any other le- gitimate business. It also aims to give the farm familie~ the necessary time for rest and relaxation, for the opportunity to enjoy some of the a,t- vantages of life accorded to tho~ of any other legitimate business as an equal, morally, socially, financially and intellectually which i~ becoming to his position as the foundation of industries, past present and future. The objects of the Farm Bureau are to organize, every county in tile United States. front Maine to Califor- nia and from Washington to Florida which work is now going on in ever)" state in the union; ~.() affiliate every State Farm Bureau with the National l~ederation of l~arm Bureau: to seek by referendum vote of the individual his or her views on important and vital questions pertaining to out in- terests and to instruct our national ~ody in the uature