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United States Department of Ag'iculture
MONTHLY LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
SAny five of the nontechnical publications listed herein, unless indicated "For sale only," may
be obtained free upon application to the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington 25,
D. C., as long as the Department's supply lasts. After this supply is exhausted, publications
may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington 25, D. C., by purchase at the prices stated herein. His office is not a part of the Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
Free distribution of technical material and periodicals is restricted.
This monthly list will be sent free on request made to the Office of Information, U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Washington 25, D. C.
Publications will not be sent to foreign addresses, except when exchanges of publications
are made. Foreign correspondents should apply to Superintendent of Documents, Washington
25., D. C., enclosing remittance, plus postage.
(F. B. 1922F.)
M. R. Lewis, Soil Conservation
(Supersedes F. B. 864.) Price 100.
Service. 69 p., illus.
Service. 32 p., illus.
Pechanec and George Stewart,
Control of mole crickets by use of poisoned baits. C. B. Wisecup, Bureau
Entomology and Plant Quarantine and N. C. Hiayslip, State Plant Board
Florida. 6 p., illus. (Leaf. 237L.) Supersedes F. B. 1561. Price 50.
Corn-molasses mixtures compared with corn for fattening beef cattle in the
coastal plain area. Earl W. McComas and James R. Douglas, Bureau of
Animal Industry, and Byron L. Southwell, Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment
Station. 10 p., illus. (T. B. 864T.) Price 50.
The Midland and Fairpeake strawberries. George M.
Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering.
Stumpage and log prices for the calendar year 1942.
Service. 128 p. (S. B. 79S.) Price 200.
Darrow, Bureau of Plant
4 p., illus. (Cir. 694C.)
Henry B. Steer, Forest
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
(S. R. A.-B. A. I.
Service and regulatory announcements. November
439.) Pp. 71-74. Price 50, per copy; 250 a year.1
Notices of judgment under
571-579. (N. J.,
I. F. 1871-1885.)s
A Bibliography on the Japanese in American agriculture. Compiled by Helen E.
Hennefrund, Library, United States Department of Agriculture and Orpha
Cummings, University of California. 61 p. (Bib. Bull. 3.) Price 150.
Instructions for employees engaged in eradicating foot-and-mouth disease.
Bureau of Animal Industry. 36 p. Revision.
1Payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington,
tbese may be obtained from the issuing bureau.
the Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration, 1943.
Slattery. I 19 p. Price 5#.
the Chief of the Agricultural Adjustment Agency, 1943. N. E. Dodd.
Report of the Chiei of the Soil Conservation Service, 1943. H. H. Bennett
Report of the Director of
Hondrickson. 124 p.
the Food Distribution Administration, 1943.
Report of the Manager of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, 1943.
Wright. 32 p. Price 100.
AGRICULTURAL WAR INFORMATION
Protect terrace outlets with grass for food production.
Service. 8 p., illus. (AWI-79.)
Granular ammonium nitrate, a high-analysis, low-cost, all-purpose nitrogen
fertilizer. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering.
 p., illus. (AWI-81.)
THE FARMER AND THE WAR
7. What post-war
13 p. Price
policies for agriculture?
Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Agricultural credit in Mexico. Julia
Credit Administration. 56 p., illus.
L. Wooster and Walter Bauer, Farm
Mortgage loans on part-time or full-time farms where dependable outside
income is available. Farm Credit Administration. Folder.'
Free distribution of periodicals is definitely restricted.. They may be obtained by purchase
or subscription from the Superintendent of Documents.
Agricultural situation. Vol. 27, No. 12, December 1943; Vol. 28, No. 1, January
1944. Price 50 a copy; 504 a year, domestic; 700 a year, foreign.1
Agriculture decisions. Vol. 2, No. 11, November 1943. Price 150 a copy; $1.50
Agriculture in the Americas. Vol. 4, No. 1, February 1944. Illus. Price 100 a
copy, 750 a year, domestic; $1.20 a year, foreign.'
Bibliography of agriculture. Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1944. 35f a copy; $3.75 a
year, domestic; 454 a copy; $4.75 a year, foreign.'
Consumers' guide. Vol. 10, No. 3, February 1944. Limited free distribution.
54 a copy, 500 a year, domestic; 704 foreign.1
Experiment station record. Vol. 90, No. 2, February 1944. Price $1 per volume
(2 volumes a year) consisting of 6 monthly numbers and index; $1.75 per
volume, foreign. Single numbers for sale only. Price 154.'
Extension service review. Vol. 15, No. 1, January 1944.
copy; $1.00 a year, domestic; $1.40 a year, foreignii.'
Foreign agriculture. Index to
Vol. 8, No. 1, January 1944.
$1.60 a year, foreign.'
Illus. Price 100 a
Vol. VII-1943. For sale only. Price 50 a copy.
Illus. Price 10 a copy; $1.00 a year, domestic;
Journal of agricultural research. Price $3.25 a year,
foreign. Each issue, 150, domestic; 204, foreign.
8S foreign.' Not distributed free to Individuals.
domestic; $4.75 a year,
Separates, 54, domestic;
Of primary interest to agricultural scientists and advanced students only. Issued
in 2 voluiniBs a y.ar of 12 numlbrs eich. Free dlstributiin is limited to certain
libraries nind to luN.stitutlons or dp:.irtmznts iluing research work.
Separates. A mninall supply of .achi se>larnte is given to the originating bureau or
station for its staft. conopralors, and for such other distribution as can be made.
Others Interested may jtlrcmIise copies from the Superintendent of Documents, Wash-
ington. I). C.. at 50 each. The Office of Information has none for general distribution.
Payable to the Superintendent of Documents. Government Printing Office, Washington,
SThese nivy be obtained from the issuing bureau.
Apply to ithe Agricultural Adjustment Agency.
'May be obtained from Farm Credit Administration, Kansau City, Mo.
Indicate below, by numbers IN NUMERICAL ORDER, bulletins required. List no more than
five publications. If more are desired, please apply to Superintendent of Documents, Govern-
iment Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C., enclosing remittance to cover cost of publication.
In order to assure prompt delivery detach this frank and return in stamped envelope to United
States Department of Agriculture, Office of Information, Washington 25, D. C.
Individuals residing in foreign countries will be required to furnish remittance for the cost
of the publications selected, plus postage, amounting to one-third of the cost of the publications.
Requests for change of address must show old as well as new addresses. Be sure to write your
nami and address plainly on reverse side of this form.
Farmers' AW their publications
Journal of agricultural research-Continued.
Vol. 68, No. 1. January 1, 1944. Illus. Contents:
The big vein disease of lettuce in relation to soil moisture (G-1286). Dean E. Pryor.
Apparent photosynthesis and transpiration of pecan leaves treated with bordeaux mixture
and lead arsenate (G-1287). A. J. Loustalot.
Cytological and genetic analysis of chromosomal association and behavior during meiosis
in hexaploid timothy (Phleum pratense) (G-1292). W. M. Myers.
Effect of heat treatment and oil extraction on the utilization and digestibility of soybean
protein by lambs (N. Y. (Cornell) 53). J. I. Miller and F. B. Morrison.
Vol. 68, No. 2. January 15,1944. Illus. Contents:
Influence of variety, location, fertilizer and storage on the ascorbic acid content of
potatoes grown in New York State (N. Y. (Cornell)-54). Katherine Johnson Karikka,
Lola T. Dudgeon, and Hazel M. Hauck.
Self-incompatibility in several species of Ribes in the Western States (K-327). H. R.
Offord, Clarence R. Quick, and Virgil D. Moss.
Husk development of sweet corn as affected by moisture supply, an important factor
in corn earworm control (K-331). G. W. Barber.
Pollination and seed formation in grasses (G-1295). D. C. Smith.
News for farmer cooperatives. Vol. 10, No. 10, January 1944. Price 10ot a
copy; $1.00 a year, domestic.4
Rural electrification news. Vol. 9, No. 5, January 1944. Price 10 a copy,
75t a year, domestic; $1.50 a year, foreign.2
Soil conservation. Vol. 9, No. 7, January 1944; Vol. 9, No. 8, February 1944.
Price 10 a copy; $1 a year, domestic; $1.50 a year, foreign.
LET'S HELP REDUCE FOOD WASTE
One way to increase the amount of food available for war purposes is to cut
down on the proportion that is wasted. Studies on the amount of food waste
indicate that from 20 to 30 percent of all the food produced in this country is
wasted somewhere between the plow and the plate.
This means in concrete terms: If a farmer works 12 hours a day to produce
food, 3 of those hours are thrown away; and for every 8-acre field planted, 2 of
the acres are sown, cultivated, and harvested only to make bigger garbage dumps.
Incredible? Figures show that this is actually what happened before the war,
and sample studies made during the past few months indicate that the over-all
wastage of food has not been substantially reduced.
Higher prices, stronger demand, rationing, scarcities, and the world-wide
urgent need for all possible food are factors which work to reduce the normal
waste. But these are offset by shortages of labor, machinery, transportation,
and storage facilities; by the use of untrained help in food processing plants,
stores, and restaurants; by the increase of money available for purchase of food;
and by the fact that many housewives are working outside the home and have
had to relegate food purchase, preparation, and service to the status of an
1 Payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office., Washington,
These may be obtained from the Issuing bureau.
4 May be obtained from Farm Credit Administration. Kansas City, Mo.
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Here, in brief, are where and how the waste of food occurs: ......
1. On the farm, some crops are left unharvested; in addition, insects, rodents,
and plant and animal diseases destroy hundreds of millions of dollars =
worth of food annually. Rats alone destroy as much food each year as xi;;
more than 200,000 farmers can produce!
2. Based on damage claims paid by Class I railroads, it is estimated that at
least 2 percent of all food is wasted in transit.. :
3. Waste in retail and wholesale markets amounts to 10 percent or more of all ..
perishable produce handled.
4. More people are eating in restaurants-up to 55 million meals a day are
now being served; and plate and kitchen waste is heavy. i
5. Garbage collections from homes have declined, but still the average indl- "
visual is throwing out half a pound of food or more every day. Much
of this wastage results from discard of left-overs; poor home storage; "
afi(l unwillingness to use bread crusts, outer leaves of lettuce and cabbage, r pii
tops of beets, turnips, celery, and green onions; failure to "clean up the
plates", and hasty or careless preparation, resulting in unappetizing meals.
The significant facts about food waste are these: ,ii
Few people willfully waste food-everyone tries to be frugal-yet the garbage
cans continue to fill up. ,i'
The waste that counts is the little bits and driblets that flow from every
home in a constant stream and build up to mountainous proportions on the
garbage dumps. ..
An important part of the waste consists of discards of foods not commonly 'T
p:iten: We peel and trim away great quantities of our most nutritious 4 ; "
foods, without ever thinking of this "refuse" as waste..,
Not everyone can be a food producer, but every man, woman, and child can tV '
hflp) reduce food waste. : .
Thi' data add up to a wastage of a quarter of all the food produced, with a
third of this amount being wasted in our homes. The housewife who eliminates
this waste entirely will save 75 cents out of every $5 In her food budget And
all together we can add substantially to the supply of food available to help:. ..
win tIho war. J
'ublitatlons available from the Department dealing with food waste: :: ;4
T1pi (.*.t .vint f fo dl. 1. In the home.' : : 4
FactI, on food wastA. : :,
Information for piliir Hppnkprs on food waste.' ..
NlIi, .-il,, guiiid' on f,,,l connmrvatlon for women's groups.*'
l.1lit fi, l wJiHte III tli h mnp. I AW I--8.)1 .
Kin lns-'ii Iiltruders- Why tilurate them? (AWI-70.) : ,.
VWhy fed ithe Insects? (AWI-64.) ... J..
Food conmervatlo-A cooperaUtve Job for all teachers and pupils. .,i ..."
Reducing food waste In retail stores.' *i .
SApply to the Office of Distributon, War Food Administratlon. .
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