J. W. Howard Grows Good Corn

Agricultural news from the October 22, 1908 Skidmore New Era:

H. W. Montgomery showed us in the Farmers Bank samples of the finest Yellow Dent corn we have seen this year. They were grown, he says, on one of the oldest farms in Nodaway county. The corn was brought in by J. W. Howard who, by the way, is one of the best corn growers in the county. He not only is careful in selecting and taking care of his seed, but prepares and takes care of his ground as well. He does not let a fork full of manure on his premises go to waste, and has hauled over 700 wagon loads of this fertilizer this year from Skidmore to his farm 2 1/2 miles from town. Mr. Howard says it pays, and we believe it does. Not only does it pay in increased crops for that year, but the land keeps growing better instead of gradually wearing out, as is proved by Mr. Howard who moved on a sixty-year-old farm, a few years ago, which he has now restored to practically as good as new in producing qualities.

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