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What Concerns Him

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What concerns the farmer is: First - He has to pay too high a rate of interest. Second - He is receiving too low prices for his producís to have a profit on the cost of production. Third - The money value of his farm has been steadily depreciating, even though he has all the time been increasing its fertility. Fourtb. - As a result no one wants to buy farms. Fifth - Men are seeking more profitable investments. Bright boys and intelligent men are leaving the farms. Now, I am not a croaker, nor indeed am I willing to indorse completely all the above propositions, for I believe that there are some wide awake business farmers who even in those dull times for farming are making a fair per cent. on their investments. But they are exercising a business talent which in my opinión would stand even a better chance of producing profitable returns in other