Farm Production: 0050.0430


            The Secretary of the Farmers’ Institute is in receipt of a communication from the Department of Agriculture, pointing out the absolute necessity of the farmers throughout the Dominion doing everything in their power to increase the production of hogs at the present time.  Our fighting forces and those of our Allies must have a liberal supply of beef and bacon.  In view of the fact that hogs may be produced more rapidly than any other class of stock and that bacon is the chief food required by our men in the trenches, every farmer who raises an additional litter or two of hogs is “doing his bit” just as surely as the men in the trenches.  In this connection a recent expression of Mr. H.W. Wood, President of the United Farmers of Alberta, is well worth repeating.  Speaking on the question of hog production, he pointed out how much better off the farmers would be, producing bacon even if he had to do so at a slight loss, than the boys who are overseas, enduring hardships and discomforts that we in this country cannot realize, and devoting all their time and energies to the cause of Empire, in return for which they get $1.10 a day.  A man that raises a few extra hogs is helping, but what is needed is the hearty co-operation of each and every farmer in the country, for it is only by determined and united effort that victory can be secured.

0050.0430: Farm Production

Department of Agriculture points out the absolute necessity of farmers throughout the Dominion increasing the production of hogs.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  December 27, 1917
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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