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Introduction

Prospective farmers with little knowledge of farm-
ing-and many experienced farmers as well-are fre-
quently at a loss to know where to turn for specific
information about farm business and farm life. This
pamphlet is intended as a guidebook to sources of
the particular kinds of information most commonly
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FARMU POSSIBILITIES


: ...tch information is available to the person who wishes to learn about
the agricultural-possibilities of different regions. Many State and Federal
eI ao ies publish bulletins dealing with various aspects of this general sub-
ject, and information about the history, geography, resources, and agriculture
r. ofa State can be found in good encyclopedias and in State guidebooks such
as those prepared by the Work Projects Administration of the Federal Works
SAgency.

STATE Two departments of each State Agricultural College-the
AG0IES Agricultural Experiment Station and the cooperative Agri-


and assistance to


cultural Extension Service-furnish valuable information
persons who wish to know about the agriculture of the State.


SEIM ~ The Agricultural Experiment Stations investigate the agri-
I STWTIO cultural problems of their States0 Their published reports,
1 -usually the most authoritative information available on
S the subjects treated, can be obtained from the Director of the Station, usually
| free of charge. Addresses of these officials are listed on page 14o

I XTESION The Extension Service brings to people in rural areas much
SERVICE information about farming and rural home-making through
bulletins on particular farm problems. These too may
generally be obtained free of charge by writing to State Extension Directors,
whose addresses appear on page 14o The Extension Service also provides through
au mny other means specific information not covered in published bulletins.
,,: COOUNT The cooperative Agricultural Extension Service is repre-
flEZfi ION seated in nearly every county by a county agricultural
A hGE=S agent. These agents are well-informed about the agri-
.. culture in their counties. They can give valuable in-
Sformation concerning conditions and practices in their areas, and expert in-
formation about any things prospective farmers or farm purchasers need to


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name and address of any county agricultural agent in his State. In thosC0::r .i.
counties that have no agricultural agent, the State Director can furnifh'li
information regarding agriculture in specific counties. Inquiries should `
as clearly stated as possible,
COUNTY HOI In addition to the county agricultural extension aget.
DEMONSTRATION many counties have county hore demonstration agents .:-
AGENTS These agents carry on educational work with farm fAd**'Au:"
to assist them in making the best possible use of &43it: t
able facilities and opportunities for -better rural living. They bring 'tr.'iHH::S^^
farm families results of research which are adapted to their immadate'- 14a4
encourage them in community improvement, and help them to be informed o p:::i...
tional trends and developments which affect rural living. Home dempz:t rsttq'i:!|
agents are well informed on the problems and opportunities for satsfying i ]: ;
rural living in their counties. ,,.",

EXTENSION WORK County 4-H club agents are employed in many counties te ,.
WITH RURAL carry on extension work with rural boys and girlsA.- I& .,:: ::..:..i,:.
YOUTH other counties such activity is conducted by the .oaty..j'S
agricultural and home extension agents in conjunction ,
with their programs for adults. This work is carried on with rural youth .:.
between the ages of 10 and 21 years, organized into clubs. The purpose of.:: ,
the 4-H clubs is to help rural boys and girls use and develop an appr cJAtiast"!::-
for improved practices in agriculture and homemaking, give them a clearer v-::::::'. ::'
sion of farming and homemaking as worthy occupations, and train them in we::-.!!.
ing together so that they may better assist in solving rural problems. :::::':':!

OTHER EXTENSION The cooperative Extension Service also employs speci"liI 4'l.
ACTiTIInS in many fields such as dairy, livestock, and crop prodo.-j&!li|*
tion; nutrition; and home management. These specialistiit,",ik.t
supplement the work of the resident County Extension Agents in keeping .that ....il.il
up to date in their-particular specialized fields o.

Further, the Extension Service is organizing advisory groups or co-
mittees in practically all agricultural counties in which war veterans and.t ::|
others may wish to take up farming. The agricultural agent in each county ,,''i
is responsible, under the supervision of the State Extension Director, for
establishing such an advisory group in his county, and for serving as a '
liaison agent between the advisory group and the local Selective Service ::: :::
boards in assisting veterans to become established in agriculture.: :
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Membership of the advisory group is made up largely of farm people :- ... ,
who are familiar with local agricultural conditions and able to give advice. : '
on types of farming suitable to the area, amount of capital required, sources ..'ii:
of credit, necessary size of unit, sound operating practices, and,vwhere pos- :;:
sible, the number and types of farming opportunities available within the ::
county. General information concerning the functioning and membership of :V
these groups may be obtained from the State Agricultural Extension Directors,
located in each instance at the State College of Agriculture.o (See page 14.) ..
More specific information can be secured from the appropriate county agri-
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I The Extension Service has also developed a corps of neighborho...d leaders,
|I".:a and women whose responsibility it is to keep farm families informed about
germent activities and programs directly affecting them There are some
,000OOO of these leaders serving without compensation throughout the Nation,
m!-W Ban and one woman to about every 15 families in almost every rural com.-
ltty. DI addition, a large number of leading farmers, rural women, and older
lth serve as voluntary local project leaders, assisting Extension workers in
out Extension programs.
"!00 STATE Most States have a State Department bf Agriculture, and
some have a State Land Office or Commissioner, a Sta.e
ta i Department of Conservation and Development, a State Depart-
I.of Immigration or Information, a State Department of Public Works, or a
4. Engineer or other officer concerned with certain phases of irrigation
dakinage.- Many of these Departments issue publications, and most of them
i annal reports which contain economic and other infrcrmationo These rnr
may usually be obtained from the head of the Department at the State
$ ^tal. See page 15 for addresses of State Departments of Agriculture.
.. In addition, most States have a State Forester who not only provides
Information upon request, but also cooperates with farmers by giving
4I*Al0 ical assistance in the marketing of their woodland products, so that
.iie.preducts may reach markets where they are needed, and return reasonable
jits to the farmers.

r::'.: To find out what specific departments are maintained by a given State
"lflhzsrsment, the Book of the States published by the Council of State Govern-
..i..nts a may be consulted at the local public library, or an inquiry may be
-4ddreseed to the Council at 1515 Sixtieth Street, Chicago, Illinoiso

r" GETTING FARM EXPERIENCE

Instead of starting right off by baying or renting a farm, re.ny inex-
-.perienced persons have first secured training and experience either by grr rg
to an agricultural school or by working as a farm laborer for a year or -oo

SCHOOLS AND For young people of high-school age there are vocational
SCOLLT IS agricultural schools in every State; soe of these offer
Spart-time and evening courses which are open to persons
S of more than high-school age. In some States there are special State agri=
,cultural schools of junior-college status, where a high-school education is
wirequiaite to entrance and charges are made for board and room and regis-
r.an1tion. State Supertisors of Agricultural Education in State Boards of
S.Siituation can supply more detailed information on the nature of the agrlcul-
*turtl courses offered and the location of the schools0

.. hy of the State agricultural colleges offer, in addition to their
f l:''u s hedules, special short courses on various agricultural subjects0
I Md.nees of the colleges will be found on page 14.

I'. StU If the inexperienced beginner decides to start by working
11,5'1 .W on a farm, he can apply for work as a farm laborer to the
II County Agricultural Extension Agent or in some case to the
I. County, tension Farm Labor Office0 Addresses of these agents and labir office'
-be .Saecured by writing to State Extension Directors, whose addresses are
. *.a....e. page 14.





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PHYSICAL FACTORS IN FARM IG .';
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PHYSICAL A general understanding of conditions in an area Mot.ia:c'.,
GEOGR-HY upon a knowledge of its physical factors. A fairly Lsrigsw :
scale map of the State in which the area is located, sinik'.
may be found in any good atlas, can supply useful information on the subject, a'.f,
topographic map, which shows differences in surface levels, is always helpful, 4 l
particularly in the case of mountainous or hilly areas. Variations in attitS#1-'jy ..
often cause striking differences in climate, soil, and accessibility of part- olqr|
locations, and affect the suitability of the land for farming. The location @::...;!
mountains, rivers, valleys, swamps, plains, plateaus, towns, roads, railrodiao, "**'.
boundaries of political subdivisions, forests, parks, reservations, and other0-. :..
features, are all vitally important to an understanding of an area, and can be:Mi':,,
be studied on topographic maps. ... ..:

These maps, on scales varying from about 5 inches to the mile to 1 I ne:t':;ki"
to 4 miles, are available for certain areas of nearly half of the States. g ,,ii::g
have been prepared and are for sale by the Geological Survey, United States .
Department of the Interior, Washington 25, D.Co State maps of the so-called ,
public-domain States, prepared by the General land Office, may be bought at ,
moderate cost from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office.
Washington 25, D.C. "* I

General information on the prevailing physical conditions in different- >i :
parts of the country can be found in the Atlas of American Agriculture. Influ:-
ence of land relief, soils, climate, and natural vegetation on land use, and : ,....
their outstanding characteristics, are discussed, and their distribution is showmlna
on maps. This Atlas may be consulted in all the larger public and institutional
libraries of the country. '
The Weather Bureau, United States Department of Commerce, issues the "
"Summary of Climatological Data for the United States, by Sections," and an i '
"Annual Report on Climatological Data." These publications contain data on eas:
State, including the high, low, and average temperatures, precipitation, and *:
wind motion by the month and year, as well as the frost-free period (growing .,
season). In addition, the 1941 Yearbook of the United States Department of ::.
Agriculture, "Climate and Man," contains a vast amount of climatic information -
on all States o These publications are too large to permit free distribution, ....,..
but they can be consulted at various libraries over the country. 'J

Further, the Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of .
Agriculture, Washington 25, D.C., has published a series of reports under the -,
general title, "Physical land Conditions," which contain data on climatic cod- .:
tions; and the United States Weather Bureau issues monthly and annual reports.-.. 't
the records of its weather observatories in each State. The latter may be 6bh- .
stained upon request by writing to the proper weather stations, whose addresses .... .
are found on page 17. o

Another good source of general information on the physical aspects of cer-
tain areas is the soil survey reports, usually made cooperatively with the State. "
Agricultural Colleges, and available for many counties over the United States.
Until supplies are exhausted, these reports may be obtained from the following:
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Bureau of Plant. Industry,. Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,
United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, -s
in limited numbers, without charge




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... United States Senators and Representatives from the areas covered by
w K.'..the reports, without charge

*:. Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington 25,
.-. DoC., at prices which will be quoted upon request.

i:. ]Many libraries, the names and locations of which may be obtained from
...-Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, contain files
these reports. If no file is available, the opinion of the county agricul-
Sagent will be valuable, also, local farmers can often supply useful in-
tion on this general subject.

p Z .A knowledge of the characteristics and properties of soils
iT. is important to prospective land buyers. Soil survey re-
*s (discussed under "Physical Geography"), when available for the area under
k ideration, will repay careful study, as will the reports called "Physical
.,Conditions," also mentioned in the section on "Physical Geography." Soil
y reports have colored maps showing the distribution of the different
J2 types, and the text describes the soils, their use and management, and
c rops best adapted to them. They are therefore particularly valuable to
IVhose who are considering definite locations.
.A : Other important reports on soil are published by the Soil Conservation
...ervice, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Inquiries concerning them should
y. )e addressed to that agency, Washington 25, D. Co

-District Supervisors of Soil Conservation Districts can supply much
important information on local soil conditions. These districts are located
-in all States except Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Names
and addresses of supervisors may be secured by writing to Regional Conserva-
Stors of the Soil Conservation Service. A list of their addresses appears on
Spage 18.

WAER SUPPLY Quality and quantity of available drinking and stock water
on a farm should always be investigated carefully0 There
is probably no general source of information about the drinking-water supply
on any particular farm, but it is likely that neighbors can supply some basis
for judgment. It is always advisable to have well water frequently tested
for purity. Local physicians, or the County Health Officer, can usually give
SInformation on the location of offices to which samples of water can be sent
for testing.

Where the rainfall is totally inadequate, crop farming can be carried
on only by irrigation. The irrigated areas of the United States are mapped
.. and discussed in the report called "Irrigation of Agricultural Lands," which
is based on the Census of 1940 and issued by the Bureau of the Census, W&sh-
Sington, Do C. Separate reports for each State in which irrigation is prac-
: ticed can be bought for a small sum from the Superintendent of Documents,
SGovernment Printing Office, Washington 25, D. Co Each State report indicates
':.the approximate irrigated area, and gives county statistics relating to such
l4:1 lands. Also, inquiry of the State Agricultural College (page 14) will usually
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other technical problems of farming. In the est, the State ngineer r:
responding officer usually administers the State's water laws and sboul' -bw i
suited on rights to the use of water for irrigation and related matters.
formation concerning a specific irrigation system, including amount of
delivered per year, water charpa, and indebtedness, can usually be obt.aix.ii
the local offices. of the irrigation district or mater company

Farm land in drainage enterprises is mapped and described in "Dratsw '*
of Agricultural lands"w issued as one of the reports of the Census of 1940 by1$
the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C. Separate reports for each Stat l
in which drainage is practiced can be bought from the Superintendent of D
ments, Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C. Each report roughly ......]!-..
maps the drainage areas, and gives statistics concerning conditions and u .,....',
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drained lands, and drainage works. s p a d re in"J~jS.I

ECONOMIC FACTORS IVflRAM.EE)

GENERAL ECONOMIC Reports resulting from the United States Census of Afr$,:;,
INFORMATION culture form one of the best sources of basic infort.. .t ...ii:!.
on agriculture in this country. The most recent Census reports nor available ,,,T,
(1940) show, by State s and counties as of that year: uses of land; prinip.a".l.si
crops and classes of-livestock; farm mortgages, taxes, labor, and facilities; "I'
fruit, vegetable, and minor crops; value of farm products, and classificatt.m q-
of farms by size of farms, by major sources of income, and by total value ofr-
products. As mentioned in the section on "Water Supply", there is a report ',,,
on drainage and another on irrigation. The last-named should be consulted "i.
particularly with reference to theo agricultural possibilities of any State:
west of the 100th meridian-the longitudinal line running through the middle o
of the Dakotas, along the eastern boundary. of the Texas Panhandle, and con'- .......
tinuing through the middle of Texas. Census reports may be bought from the
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C.
or may be consulted at a library. .:.
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Two United States Department of Agriculture publications c ontaining :
much pertinent information of a general character are "A Graphic Summary of ::
Farm Crops" (Miscellaneousw Publication No. 512), and "A Graphic Summary of laze
Animals and Animal Products" (Miscellaneous Publication No. 550). Based -.
ly on the 1940 Census, these publications are essentially mapbooks illustrated.*:, .:,:::
of the approximate current acreage and production of agricultural commodities ::i
in the United States in the first instance, and the production of livestock a"..;',
livestock products in the second case. Current production and marketing data. ...
are published in the quarterly magazine of the United States Department of Agrlr ...."."'
culture "Crops and Markets." Other Department publications which would prove m
helpful to prospective farmers are listed in reports entitled "Agricultural ,':
Economic Reports and and Publications" and "ist of Available Publications of the- :,
United States Department of Agriculture. Copies of the first-named reports ::
may be had upon request to the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Washington 25, Do. C, and copies of the latter report can:
secured from the Office of Information, U. S. Department of Agriculture. ';;

The State agricultural colleges (see page 14) are other important sources
of economic information on agriculture for their respective States.o





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As a general indication of the level of values in a com-
O .remunity, helpful information concerning average values of
farm real estate per farm and per acre for all farms, by
tesa, counties1 and minor civil divisions, may be obtained from the Uo So
^ mins of Agriculture as of the date the Census was taken0 State and county
t.la:are readily available, as stated in the section "General Economic Infor-
ition." Regarding information for minor civil divisions9 this is available
4- 'in photostatic form and must be secured from the Bureau of the Census,
-S. Department of Commerce, Washington 25, D0 Co
*<: n"The Farm Real Estate Situation", published annually by the Uo So De-
nt of Agriculture, gives indexes of farm-land values by States and major
l Ographic divisions, with graphic presentation of trends in values; and dis-
isses the chief factors affecting values during the year under review0 It
lIould be remembered, however, that because farm real estate values change
|sterially from year to year, especially during and following wars, dollar
alu.es as of a given date (as shown in the Census of 1940, for example) may
;iAot accurately reflect current values. The circular may be obtained without
charge from the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U. So Department of Agri-
eulture, Washington 25, D. Co, as long as the free supply lasts, or from the
".iSuperintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington 25, Do C.,
'lfor 10 cents.

SIZE OF Requests are frequently received for information concern-
; ,. FAHR ing the typical size of farm properties in various areas
and for different types of farms.o Reports of the Uo So
:. Census of Agriculture showing average size of farms by States, counties, and
minor' civil divisions for all farms and by type of farm, provide perhaps the
most extensive data on the subject. (See section under "Land Values" for means
of obtaining this material). It should be noted9 however, that average sizes
are likely to be misleading if there is great variation in the sizes of indi-
..vidual farms. Also, in some areas even farms above average size may be too
small. County agricultural agents (see section under "County Extension Agents")
qtate Experiment Stations (see page 14 ), and the Bureau of Agricultural Econ-
omics of the Uo So Department of Agriculture, have data for some area showing
desirable sizes of farms of different types for efficient operation0

FABM Prospective farmers and farmers who plan to change location
I3CMU or type of farming often want information relative to the
income that may be expected from proposed farming operations
The 1940 Census of Agriculture shows gross farm income data as of 1939 by type
of farm, and several of the State Agricultural Experiment Stations have made
studies of farm income; bulletins concerning the latter are available from the
Director of the Station (see page 14 )o The Bureau o4 Agricultural Economics,
U. So Department of Agriculture, Washington 25, Do C.,' is another source of use-
ful farm-income information, including in some cases the approximate average
income that may be expected from a given type and size of farming operation0

"The production histories of farms in counties taking part in programs
Conducted by the Agricultural Adjustment Agency provide helpful data of this
Kind. County AAA offices, usually located in the county seat, can supply this
..I information if the particular farm is recorded with that agency0




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COST OF Several of the State Agricultural Experimeant Stations i
A FARM issued publications relating to the cost of equipping A Li
farm for efficient operation, copies of which -can tiuan.:i
be obtained from the Director of the Station. The U.o S. Department of Agrc"4
ture can supply data on this matter, and the reports of the U. S. CenOusDU. i
culture show average values per farm of livestock and -implements as of the y.
the Census was taken. These are generally lower than actual purchase costso" ..4
these items, but may be useful in estimating approximate costs involved in? set:::
ting up a farm enterprise. ...... .,,M

OPERATING PROBLEM ... S

THE Generally the county agent, the neighbors, or State apj '..
FARM cultural agencies can help a farmer who needs advice o-.,U ..i
technical problems such as care of livestock, use of miiilsSw S
ery, proper soil-building methods, or quality and supply of feed, seed, and t'c.-":..
tilizer. However, advice and information on such matters are frequently ava3- l
able also from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The "List of Available 'P :;/t
locations of the United States Department of Agriculture" may be consulted Zto. ..:..
published material; if none of the bulletins listed there covers the partiu.la ......
problem in mind, an inquiry may be addressed to the appropriate agency of t ,: -.-:...
Department. Specifically, for the following subjects these would be: :: .,,
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Control of insect pests and plant ,.'. ..,
diseases ......................... o Bureau of Entomology and ... ...
Plant Quarantine ... .::"':
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Dairy information ..... o ..... o ... .a o o .Bureau of Dairy Industry .... .........:......
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Economic aspects of operating '..':
problems......................,...,, Bureau of Agricultural ,::
Economics : "". ..
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Electrical equipment and appliances .0.0. Rural Electrification ,' .:
Administration ":
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Farm machinery and equipment, farm .,;
buildings, feed, seed, fertilizer, s: 'i
soil composition and plants....... 6o .Bureau of Plant Industry,
Soils and Agricultural :.
Engineering :,

Farm forestry....................... o....Forest Service .

Livestock and poultry... o.o.oooo..o.o.0Bureau of Animal Industry '..

Soil-building methods........o o o. o.o o o .Soil Conservation Service
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With the exception of the Rural Electrification Administration, whose
headquarters are located at St. Louis 2, Missouri, the address of all these '
agencies is the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington 25, Do Co .,



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Home life on a farm is in many ways different from urban
piHM home life and new farmers and their families frequently
'HOME need help in working out problems of farm-hone management-
J" As indicated in the sections on Extension Service work,
...:.State extension workers, including home demonstration agents and county agents;
I".are ready to lend assistance when needed. Facts about many phases of home--
iking may also be obtained from the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics,
i' S. Department of Agriculture, Washington 25, D. C. Answers to questions on
t:..adequiate and efficient wiring of buildings, and care and use of electrical equip-
./ment for the farm-home maybe requested from the Rural Electrification Adminis=
|:. ration, Uo So Department of Agriculture, St. Louis 2, Missouri.
*LOCATING FARMS FOR SALE OR RENT

i HOMESTEADING Opportunity for homesteading on the remaining Federal public
r: domain is greatly restricted today. At present, only rela.
Stively few homestead opportunities are available in the United States. After
more than a century of selection, the most desirable tracts have already been
Disposed of, and those remaining must be developed at considerable expense before
*they can be profitably farmed. The surface of the greater portion of the public
domain (located mainly in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
.New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming) is valuable only for grazing, and Congress
has decided that even that use must be carried on under Government regulation to
prevent over-grazing, soil erosion, and other damage0 An application to make
homestead entry cannot be allowed unless the land has first been classified by
.the Government as being more valuable or suitable for the production of agricul-
tural crops than for the production of native grasses or forage plants, and no
entry may embrace more than .520 acres. Applicants must swear t.Iat they have
personally examined the land and are well acquainted with its characteristics,,
and must be prepared to establish their homes upon the land within six months
after the application has been allowed.

Further information concerning homestead laws may be obtained from the
Commissioner of the General Land Office, U. S. Department of the Interior,
Washington 25, Do Co, or from the register of the land office for the district
in which the lands are situated.
FEDERAL Generally speaking, lands served by Federal irrigation
RECIAM&TION projects are obtainable only by purchase from individuals
FARMh or other owners, but some public-land farm units may be
available on some of the Federal reclamation projects,
which may be taken by qualified entrymen under the terms of the United States
Reclamation Act. A settler who takes a public-land farm unit must be in good
health and have at least $2,000 unencumbered or its equivalent in farm goods,.
must have had 2 years of farming experience, and have a homestead right Much
of the land being reclaimed by irrigation has already been homesteaded and is
now in the hands of private owners0 Considerable work remains to be done before
water can be distributed to dry lands included in the project areas. Farming
opportunities in such areas are largely in the future0 When an opening is
announced through the newspapers, application may be made in writing to the
project superintendent, but a personal appearance before a local board is neces-
sary before an applicant is approved. If a private owner offers land for sale
within a reclamation project area, it is wise to check with the Bureau of
Reclamation to be sure the land actually will get water. Detailed information







on this program may be obtained from the Bureau of Bealamation, U. 8. DS.Prti)*ji
of the Interior, Washington 25, D. C.
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FOCLOSED Federal land banks, the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporati.....l
FARMS insurance companies that make farm mortgage loans, pyr.i.
mortgage companies, and real estate department of ac$1
cial banks, occasionally have for sale or rent -farms that have been acqtd4",9tLk,-
because of the inability of previous owners to meet their obligations ono S
debtedness. Information regarding property under jurisdiction of the Fed.i'
land banks or Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation may be secured by writing-
the appropriate district office of the Farm Credit Administration. Address ...hl
of these offices are listed on page 18. 7 A .....

STATE Certain State agencies issue lists of farms -for sale or'^
AGENCIES rent in their respective States (see page 20) oa Land of"$*
in States can furnish such information con ocerning Stfte-:,
owned land (see page 19). State rural credit offices may have farms to s l a'
rent (see page 19) Thet U. S. Department of Agriculture does not maintain ,a i
reference lists of private farm-mortgage companies or of real estate agencies '

REAL ESTATE Farms can often be located through reliable dealers la farm
AGENCIES properties. The U. S. Department of Agriculture sondti ;
receives inquirien s for information concerning the re..abis'i.
ity of farm real estate agencies offering farm properties for sale, but 8sin .i
does not maintain a rating list of such agencies, it is not in a position to *."
make recommendations. If there is a Better Business Bureau in the city- i i.w ::l
the agency is located, information probably may be secured by writing to that .' .
Bureau. ""
...m::- :'
SOURCES OF CREDIT FOR FARMING :
:.: :...: *":!y

Nearly everyone who goes into farming uses credit in one form or .noth0r.
Borrowed funds can assist in the purchase of a farm and provide for its profi.4- -.
able operation. The wise use of credit often means success infarming; the,
unwise use of credit may bring about failure. Two major types of farm loans nare.
made--(1) long-term and (2) short-term. Both private and governmental organifa-
tions extend credit to farmers. .

LONG-TERM The purpose of long-term loans usually is to finance majiick
CREDIT capital expenditures such as purchase of farms or additional,
land, or the construction of farm buildings. As the term '-
implies, the length of time allowed to repay these loans may be from 5 to as jpl
as 40 years. They are secured by farm real estate mortgages and are often calo:d.
farm-mortgage loans.

A careful check of all lenders in a community will usually show here th'.
loan with the best terms, rate, and provisions may be obtained. Individuals,
particularly sellers of farms, are one source of credit. However, because these
persons know they may need to use their money at some time during their life, the.
are usually unwilling to make a noncallable, long-term loan. The more imortant.,.:
farm-mortgage lenders are the land banks and Land Bank Commissioner, through
national farm loan associations; the Farm Security Administration, UI. So Depart-
ment of Agriculture, through tenant-purchase loans; insurance companies; and
commercial banks.


*






% The Federal land banks operate in every State under supervision of the

BI are secured by first mortgages, may not exceed 50 percent of the appraised
value of the land, plus 20 percent of the appraised value of permanent
roveentSo The interest rate on loans through the local national farm loan
hsaociations is 4 percent, and on loans direct from the bank it is 41 percent
*b loans are usually amortized over a 20- or 55-year period0

l.. Land Bank Commissioner loans may be made for the same purposes as land
,*A loans, and the mortgages have many of the features of land bank loans0
S'cmever, Coimissioner loans my be made up to about three-fourths of the value
At-tthe farm; in some instances, a loan is possible on a farm that does not meet
,*.th more rigid loan standards of the land bank. In other cases these loans sup-
IMpent land bank loans, Secretary-treasurers of national farm loan associations
..hatdle applications for both land bank and Commissioner loans0 The county agri-
P.6tunral agent, as well as the Federal land bank of the district, can direct
H.applicants to the nearest secretary-treasurer or loan correspondent0

I The Farm Security Administration, through its long-term, low-interest-
II rate, tenant-purchase loans, may lend up to 100 percent of the farm value to en-
able tenants, sharecroppers, farm laborers, and eligible veterans to buy farms0
L Zoan funds are limited, however, so that only a relatively few in certain des-
ignited areas may benefit0

Full information on long-term agricultural credit extended by the insti-
tutions under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administration may be secured
by writing to the FOA district office. The location of the district offices and
i the States served by each are shown on page 18o Information about long-term
Slogans made by the Farm Security Administration can be obtained by writing to any
Sof the FSA regional directors. The addresses of these officials will be found
on page 21o

Farm-mortgage loans of insurance companies usually have long terms, low
interest rates, prepayment privileges, and other features similar to those made
by the land banks, but their loans are not made in all areas of the Nation. In-
quiry of local banks and farm real estate brokers will reveal the names of any
companies making loans in that locality and the agents with whom an application
may be filed0

S Commercial banks make some farm-mortgage loans0 Because of the fluctuat-
ing nature of bank deposits, however, loans are usually of conservative amounts
and cover a short term of years0
SHORT-TERM Loans with a repayment term of less than 5 years are custom-
CREDIT arily called short-term loans o While many short-term loans
are made without security, a mortgage on crops, livestock,
or equipment is often required o Short-term loans are usually made for production
purposes, that is, to pay for feed, seed, fertilizer, livestock, equipment, and
labor

Commercial banks are the chief sources of operating funds for farmers.
Short-term loans may also be obtained from production credit associations-
credit cooperatives under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administrationo




,' :. =:: ... *". := = : \ ...: ;/. *~ h ,I
... y1" "i : ;
*: :':. *'... ^ ". m l .
Credit may be secured from these associations to finance production of fsl:;! I
products, to buy livestock and equipment, to repair buildings, and for :guas4ilt
agricultural purposes Interest rates are low and repayment schedules are '
planned to fit the needs of each farmer0 Addresses of local asuociatio.s a'"
be obtained from the county agricultural agent or from the Farm Credit h iatn
ration district office (page 18)o. ......

Emergency crop and feed loans are available from FCA to farmers who W
not get funds on reasonable terms from other sources, Loans usually are iiei
to $400 and are made for production of cash crops and for production or puroha|
of feed for livestock0 A first lien on the crop financed or livestock beingfW^,y
is required as security0 -..

Loans for operating purposes are available also from the Farm Securi.ty: N
Administration. These loans are limited to low-income farmers who cannot obtain ,:'
the credit they need on reasonable terms anywhere else. The loans are made h re ...
1 to 5 years, and are based on individual farm and hbo plans showing how the '
families can improve their farming operations and become better established in::'
farming. FSA supervisors give borrowers practical guidance in sound farm and: ',,.
home management o ,"' 'C
.. .. '- **> *: i .':
For information about short-term loans of the Farm Credit Administr&atiab,ti:,i
an inquiry should be addressed to one of the FCA district offices (locations a ".:I:
page 18 )o Details concerning short-term loans made by the Farm Security kir ."'ct*l
istration are available from regional directors of that agency, whose addrtssimi.: i::
are listed on page 210 ::.: *:::

Credit obtained from dealers is used by many farmers o Ordinarily this ,:
credit is relatively expensive as compared with obtaining a regular loan and :.'
."~ .. .." ..E...
paying cash for the purchases If a loan cannot be secured from the local bM "o:',
the production credit association, or the Farm Security Administration1 the fWrn -:%
er should seriously question the advisability of making the intended purchasesa." :.:
: : i
LOAS TO The so-called veterans' "1GI Bill of Bights" offers, among ,.A
SERVICEMEN other things,9 a guaranty by the Veterans' Administration of."'I
50 percent of loans made by approved lenders to veterans ...-
The Veterans' Administration does not make a loan, but guarantees it0 Purposes.'
for which the loans to be guaranteed may be used include the purchase or improve -
ment of farms, livestock and equipment. The total amount guaranteed may not e ,";,
ceed $2,000 for any one individual9 with interest limited to 4 percent. Before
guaranty of the loan may be arranged the veteran must be certified to the Vetar-L`'":|
ans' Administration as having the farming ability and experience needed for akig i:
a reasonable success of his farm, and the farm itself must be approved as being: I
reasonably priced and satisfactory as a business0 The bank, mortgage company r -:`::
other agency to which the veteran applies for his loan can help him to apply to
the proper Government agency in order to have his loan guaranteed0 General in--:.,
formation concerning the operation of the GI Bill may be secured from county a-.
gents., local county advisory committees, the Veterans' Administration, or the..
U. So Department of Agriculture, the latter two at Washington 25, Do Co

Veterans of World War II who have adequate farm experience are eligible
for rural rehabilitation supervised loans made by the Farm Security Administra- 4:
tion for farm and home operating expenses provided they are unable to obtain ,
adequate credit at reasonable rates and on reasonable terms from other sources0
I-




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.....: World War II veterans are also eligible for FSA farm-purchase loans to
,0 same extent as if they were farm tenants, provided there is reasonable as-
btrance they are likely to carry out successfully the undertaking required of
thm under such loans0 If a veteran has not had practical farm experience, he
wi Ll'be expected to acquire such experience through placement training or other-
d.tse, in order to qualify for a farm-purchase loan0 It is also of the utmost
importancee that the veteran be able to locate a desirable farm that can be bought
ata price in line with its long-range earning capacity0 In general, farm-pur-
ibhase loans are limited to applicants tho are unable to obtain satisfactory
4wdit from sources other than FSA, but a veteran in need of supervision of the
tpe provided by FSA will not be denied a loan as long as loan funds are available,
although he might be able to obtain an unsupervised loan from another source
.Dietailed information on FSA loans to service men and women can be obtained from
..:t:the Farm Security Administration, U. So Department of Agriculture, Washington 25,
*k D,.C.

OTHER FISNOCIAL AND TECHNICAL AID
TO FAiMERS

COIS'OCDITY The Commodity Credit Corporation finances and administers
O| CRnT price-support programs for various agricultural commodities o
SThese operations include the making of loans to farmers, the
* buying of certain farm products, the procurement of commodities for Government
Disposition, transportation and storage of commodities, and the sale of surplus
commodities within the limits of Congressional authorization0 Full information
regarding specific loan, purchase, and sales programs may be obtained by writing
to the Commodity Credit Corporation, Washington 25, Do C.

SAGRICULTURAL The Agricultural Adjustment Agency guides and assists farm-
ADJUSTMENT ers in reaching national crop goals and in carrying out
'G1E32 those conservation measures that will rebuild and maintain
soil fertility, increase production, and prevent erosion.
Assistance under the AAA conservation program, either in the form of cash pay-
iments or in conservation materials and services, may be earned for soil- and
6ater-conserving practices which are best adapted to individual farms0

AAA farmer committees, elected by cooperating producers, are in charge
of local administration of the AAA conservation program, as well as programs for
commodity loans (made available through the Commodity Credit Corporation)9 and
dairy production payments to farmers

AAA farmer committees operate in every agricultural county and community
in the Nation. Farmers who wish to cooperate with any program handled by AA
should get in touch with the local AAA committee

RURAL Under certain circumstances, the Rural Electrification Ad-
LZECTRIFICATION ministration, U. So Department of Agriculture, lends money,
Af SN TBION principally to farmer cooperatives, for the construction of
rural electric lines and, where necessary, for generating
Sand transmission equipment0 Loans are also made to finance the wiring of rural
Homes and the acquisition and installation of electrical and plumbing appliances
and equipment. Information about the possibility of borrowing REA funds, the
Location af:e;fstMqrlgAbpodperatives 'or'the tie of electricity on the farm, may
be secured by direct application to that agency, whose headquarters are Stc Louis
p2, Missouri.




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ADDRESS OF

STATE AGRICjULTURAL COLLEJS,
STATE DIRECTORS OF 3TESIOE SERVICE, AND
nnr1wiu rw M&Y &n, ir.aTT.inn T. UtPlm'hSWP 'SY&YTiWL


MflW~ awe


Notes Except when c


State

ALABAMA:
ALASKA:
ARIZONAM
ARKASIS: 1
CALIFORNIA:.
COLORADO:

CONNECTICUT:
DELAWARE:
FLORIDA 2
GEORGIL:
IDAHO:
ILLINOIS:
INDIANAM





IWA:STA
InOU :
KANSAS:

MMNUCKY:
LOUISIANA:

MAINE:
MLRIlAND:
MASSACHUSETTS;
MICHIGAN:

MINNESOTA:

MISSISSIPPI:
MISSOURI:
MONTANA:
NERASKA:
NE7ADA:
NE HAMPSHIRE:
fiv JRSE.I
NEW MEXICO:

NEW YORK.

NORTH CAROLINA:
NORTH DAKOTA:


,i* =i. ***' v ..
* : ; ,,
: ..,:: **::.**.
.. .. -.:. :. t
.. ".*...
.;I

4*~f ,;-r~


... .....
otherwisee noted, these addressee are the sarn. *...lg
.... .;
Address .

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn "'
University of Alaska, College :
University of Arizona, Tucson '
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville .I
University of California, Berkeley :.
Colorado State College of Agriculture-. and Mechanit Arts..::':
Fort Collins .. ..
University of Connecticut, Storrs .... ....
University of Delaware, Newark :i
University of Florida, Gainesville 3
University of Georgia, Athens. .. .... .
University of Idaho, Moscow
University of Illinois, Urbana '
Purdue University, LaFayette :
Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, A's.i
Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Soemn ..
Manhattan :
University of Kentucky, Lexington .
Louisiana Agricultural and Mechanical College, Univo.rity
Station, Baton Rouge .
University of Maine, Orono
University of Maryland, College Park ,.
Massachusetts State College, Atherst
Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Scbene,
East lansing : ::
Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota, dnwm-
sity Farm, St. Paul .' i
Mississippi State College, State College ',
University of Missouri, Columbia
Montana State College, Boz.eman
University of Nebraska, Lincoln "::
University of Nevada, Reno .
University of New Huampshire, Durham::,.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, State' :
College
New York State College of Agriculture and Home Eoonouicsm #
Ithaca
University of North Carolina, Raleigh ,
North Dakota Agricultural College, State College Station, NI
""i

..I
ii:





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AT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES,
T92 DIRECTORS OF EXTENION SERVICE AND
TOES OF STATE AGRICULTURAL EXPERfIUET STATIONS (Continued)

State Address

*HU., 3 Ohio State University, Columbus
i Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater
01. Oregon State College, Corvallis
AIlA Pennsylvania State College, State College
ISLAND: Rhode Island State College, Kingston
CAROLINA: Clemson Agricultural College, Clemson
.DAOTA:- South Dakota State College of Agriculture and-Mechanic Arts,
S..... Brookings
a.. S University of Tennessee, Knoxville
*.t; *Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station
l Utah State Agricultural College, Logan
a: University of Vermont, Burlington
IJ:.tiGNIA Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic
.::.. Institute, Blacksburg
WEItHNGTON: State College of Washington, Pullman
-=ST VIRGINIA: TWest Virginia University, Morgantown
ISCOS3IN-s University of Wisconsin, Madison
| IK G University of Wyoming, Laramie
.fP" r Extension Service information, correspondence should be addressed to the
|. Associate Extension Director, 924 Post Office Building, Little Rock.
addresss the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station at Experiment.
'Address the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station at Wooster.

S OFFICERS
STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE

|ABAJIA The Commissioner of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture
: and Industries, Montgomery
SARIZONLA The Commissioner of Agriculture and Horticulture, Phoenix
SARf 2SAS: The Executive Director, Agricultural and Industrial Com-
.. e mission, Little Rock
SCALIFORNIA= The Director, Department of Agriculture, Sacramento
7 COLORADO: The Director, State Division of Agriculture, State Museum
. Ri'z 1 ,,lrn-n f ,drnrar


CONWECTICUT:
GELA-A:
FLORIDA:
GEORGIA:


IDAHO:
ILLINOIS:
ID IARA;

KANSAS .
MUM
E-M I
iNow-
i;...


The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Hartford
The Secretary, State Board of Agriculture, Dover
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, State Capitol,
Atlanta
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Boise
The Director, Department of Agriculture, Springfield
The Commissioner, Board of Agriculture, Indianapolis
The Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Des Moines
The Secretary, State Board of Agriculture, Topeka
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Labor and Statis=
tics, Frankfort




'U. -w -;- r a .~ F..Cb3U7 SE -


State


Address


LOUISIANA:

MAINE:
MARYLAND:

MASSACHUSETTS:
MICHIGANW
MINNESOTAs

MISSISSIPPI: .

MISSOURI:

MONTANA:

NEBRASKA.

NEVADA.
NEW HAMPSHIRE:

EZW JERSEY:
NEfi MEXICO:

NEW YORK:
NORTH CAROLINA:
NORTH DAKOTA:

OHIO:

OKIAHMA:
OREGON:
PENNSYLVANIL:
RHODE ISLANDS

SOUTH CAROLINA:

SOUTH DAKOTA:
TENNESEE:

TEKASa
UTAH:
VERMONT:
VIRGINIA:

WASHINGTON:
WEST VIRGINIA:
WISCONSIN:
WYOMING:


The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and
Baton Rouge '-.
The Commissioners Department of Agriculture, Augusta
The Executive Officer, State Board of Agriculture, C!
Park
The Coumissioner, Department of Agriculture, Boston .....
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Lansigt.....
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, DIL17 an4
State Office Building, St. Paul ':..::;
The Commissionerq Department of Agriculture and CaommiBmn
Jackson ,.,,3
The Comissioner, Department of Agriculture, State AlsV
Building, Jefferson City -:
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Labor, a'Si i
Industry, Helena '34-:S
The Director, Department of Agriculture and Inspection, W
House, Lincoln .:4:y
The Director. Division of Plant Industry, eno ...n.
The Commissioner, Departmment of Agriculture, State -r..
Concord 7
The Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Trenton X..
The President, State College of Agriculture and MJchmsaM:f.",
Arts, State College >":-
The Commissioners Department of Agriculture and Marketsj,: ... ....
Albany....
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Raleigh "-
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Labor ..
Bismarck "
The Director of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture-: :.
Columbus ... "...
The President, State Board of Agriculture, Oklahoma City -4::
The Director9 Department of Agriculture, Salem :';,i
The Secretary9 Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg ''
The Director1 Department of Agriculture and Conservatio, :7Ij
State House, Providence" ...C
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of ta"',
kets, Columbia .. .....
The Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Pierre ;.*
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, State Officelo
Building, Nashville ,
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Austin 3
The Commissioner, State Board of Agriculture, Salt lake- City'
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, ontpe.i .I
The Cormmissioner, Department of Agriculture and IJmgtia,'"
Richmond .
The Director, Department of Agriculure, Olympia :
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Charleston
The Director, Department of Agriculture, Madison i
The Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Cheyenne


mu


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OFFICERS STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE (Continued).


*. ..-i .... A
- .. 1:. :: ;
-,: ..

*1'"






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METEOROLOGISTS OF THE WEATHER BUREAU
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE



S, Each meteorologist publishes monthly reports and annual summaries of the
gather conditions in his section. Copies can usually be obtained upon request.
is Meteorologist should be addressed for information concerning the climate in
ay part of his section. Address: The Meteorologist, Weather Bureau, U So
apartment of Commerce, of the section in which is located the State for which
formation is desired0


SSection


r Alabama a a
Arizona *
*Ar-kansas ; .
QCalifornia .
hiColorado o 0 o *
..Connecticut .
f elaware ..
::Dist. of Columbia


Florida .
*Georgia .
SIdaho o
SIllilnois .
Indiana .
Iowa o o
SKansas o .
Kentucky .
Louisiana1
Maine *. ..
Maryland2 .
SMassachusetts
Michigan .
SMinnesota .
; Mississippi .
Missouri ..
SMontana .


S 1) Includes
2) Includes
5) Includes
and Vermont.
and4) Includes


o


o

*
0


0 0


0 a

0 0
* a
* 0
o a
a a
o *
* a
6 6
C C
C 4
* 0
o C
o o
C C


Post Office

Montgomery, Ala.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Little Rock, Ark.
San Francisco,Califo
Denver, Colo.
(See New England)
(See Maryland)
(See Maryland)
Jacksonville, Fla.
Atlanta, Ga.
Boise, Idaho
Springfield, Ill.
Indianapolis, Ind.o
Des Moines, Iowa
Topeka, Kan.
Louisville, Ky.
New Orleans, La.
(See New England)
Baltimore, Md.
(See New England)
Lansing, Mich.
Minneapolis, Minn.
(See Louisiana)
St. Louis, Mo.
Helena, Mont.


Mississippi.
Delaware and District of


Section


Nebraska .
Nevada 0 .
New England5
New Hampshire
New Jersey .o
New Mexico o
New York o o
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio o ..
Oklahoma o o
Oregon .
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island o
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee o
Texas 0
Utah4 o .
Vermont o o .
Virginia o o
Washington o o
West Virginia .
Wisconsin o o
Wyoming o o


Columbia.


Post Office


o a
0 0
0 0
a o
o 0
o 0
a o
a o
0 0
a a
o 0
o a
0 0
Q 0
o o
0 0
0 0
0 0
o a
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0

0 0


Lincoln, Nebr.
(See Utah)
Boston, Mass0
(See New England)
Trenton, No J.o
Albuquerque, NoMeXo
Albany, N. Yo
Raleigh, No Co
Bismarck, No Dak.
Columbus, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Portland, Ore.
Harrisburg, Pa.
(See New England)
Columbia, So C.
Huron, So Dak.
Nashville, Term.
Houston, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
(See New England)
Richmond, Vao
Seattle, Wash.
Parkersburg, Wo Vao
Milwaukee, Wis.
Cheyenne, Wyo.


Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,

Nevada.





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ADDRESSES OF UIQOWU
SOIL COI8ERVATIC


HEGION I





REGION II


Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
States included:




Spartanburg, South Carolina
States included:


REG3ION III Milwaukee, Wisconsin
States included:


REGION IV


REGION V


REGION VI


REGION VII


Fort Worth, Texas
States included:

Lincoln, Nebraska
States included:


Albuquerque, New Mexico
States included:

Portland, Oregon
States included:


JiCON3EVATOB3::;:
)N SERVICE.. ..,
h.









Maine, Now Hampshire, Vermonts, Iesali-^
gettsq Connecticut, Rhode Island" "" Y "i
Pennsylvania.9 New Jersey,9 Delavarev ar"
land, est Virginia .
".. H.
Kentcy Virginia Tense .....h Ca





lina, South Caroliaq, Georgia, Uaemaf,.:
Mississippi, Florida ,,


Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan,, ......
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, a Missouri


Texas, Oklahoma, Arkaisas, Mi uisiana
IHf-













North Dakota, South Dakota,. Nebraska,
Kansas, Montana, Wyoming
ij











"'- .,

Utah, Coloradom Arizona, Now Mexico .u
"; ", = ':i

Wlashington, Oregon, California, Idaho, "'. .
N."
Nevada. :


DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION :


Information on all institutions under the supervision of the Farm Credit Md
ministration, including the Federal land banks and Production Credit Corporations, .
may be obtained from the district offices. Their locations, with the district served.,
by each, are as follows:.
*,9j


Address

Springfield, Massachusetts

Baltimore, Maryland o .

Columbia, South Carolina o
Louisville, Kentucky o o
New Orleans, Louisiana ..


District Covered


So Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey
S. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware,
Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
* North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
o Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio
* Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama




'/ ~'


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=T OFFICES OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION (Continued)


Address


District Covered


to louis, Missouri
t Paul, Minnesota
Shag Nebraska .
Sobhita, Kansas .
0wton, Texas .
skrnd, California
pkane., Washington


o b
o o
* 0
* 0
* C
* 0
* C


fllinois, Missouri, and Arkansas
North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan
South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Iova
Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico
Texas
California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona
Washington, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho


S 3 STATE RURLL CREDIT AGENCIES THAT MAY HAVE FARMS FOR SALE OR RENT

I Name A'

State Treasurer and State Loan Department. a a Phoenix,
|:ar"at cn Superintendent, Loan Department,
State Board of Land Coummissioners a. .* o DenverI
mDpartment of Public Investments . ... Boise, I
|BState of Indiana Shool Fund a...... ......... Indianap
qi." Lands LoanCommission . Augusta,
1 dtae'spartment of "Rural Credit,. o o 0 o Sto Paul
Ci:ns.'.i.t sloner of Lands and Investments 0 ... ...... Helena,:
IbbnaSka Commission of Public Lands and Buildings Lincoln,
State land Commissioner . . Bismarck
Phim loan-Departments Bank of North Dakota . Bismarck
Co i. sioner of the land Office ........ a C Oklahoma
ural Credit Department, Office of State Land Board Salem, 0
ural COedit Board and Commission of Schools and Public Lands Pierre,
State Land Board ,.. a...a Salt Lake
Director of Investments, State Annuity and Investment Board Madison,
Tyandmg Farm Loan Board . Cheyenne


dress


Arizo

Coloo
daho
olis, Indo
Maine
, Minno
Mfont.o
Nebro
* No Dako
, N. Dako
City, Oklao
reo
So Dako
iCity. utaLi
Wis.
Wyo.


AGENCIES HAVING STATE LANDS
FOR SALE OR 133 IN THE UNITED STATES


State

AJABAMA:
irkHinn
a:
cBfla&.
9 I'mANAS;



COLOADO:
FLORIDAi

U3ISAHO:
l iCks'.


&.


Address


State Commission of Forestry, Montgomery
State Land Commissioner, Phoenix
Commissioner of State Lands, Little Rock
Department of the Comptroller, Division of Tax Deeded Lands,
Sacramento Reclamation Board, Sacramento, and University of
California, Berkeley Veterans' Welfare Board, Sacramento
State Board of Land Commissioners, Denver
Commissioner of Agriculture, Tallahassee
Department of Reclamation, Boise
State Auditor's Office, Topeka
Register of State Lands, Baton Rouge
Lands Division, Department of Conservation, Lansing









State


MNUMESOTA:
MISSISSIPPI3
MORTANA:
SBRLSWA:
NEVADA:
NEW MEXICO:
NORTH CAROLINA:
NORTH DLKOTA:
OKLAHOMA:
OREGON:

SOUTH CAROLINA:
SOUTH DAKOTA:
TEXAS.
UTAH-
WASHITON:
WISCONSIN:
WYOMING:


STAT]


State


ATABAVA:
FLORIDA:
GEO.GIA:
KENTUCKY:

LOUISIANA:

MAINE .

MASSACHUSETTS:
NEW lqff :
NEW JERSEY:
TENNESSEE:
SOUTH CAROLINA:
VERMONT s

VIERGINIA:
WEST VIRGINIA:


.. ," i:t+i.'K F.
State Department of Conservation, State Capitol, St. Paulk :' .
Commissioner of State lands, Jackson '
Department of State lands and Iveatanta, Helena *. :'
Board of Edicational Lands and Funds, Lincoln 2
Surveyor-General, and State Land Begistrar, Carson City 1
Commissioner of Public lands, Santa Fe .. .....
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Raleigh
Commissioner of University and School lands, Bisuarck
Commissioner of the Land Office, State of Oklahoma, Okiaews
Oregon State Board of Forestry, Salem World War Veterab Statie..'
Lid Commission, Salem :,|ii
Forfeited land Commission in each county :::!.!
Commissioner of School and Public lands, Pierre ,.
General Land Office, Dallas 4 ,...
State land Board, Salt Lake City .. .. aii
State Capital Committee, Olympia j
Commissioner of Public Lands, Madison .. -;:,;+:
Commissioner of Public Lands and Farm Loans, Cheyenne : .',:
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State Department of Agriculture and Industry, Montgomery,'...""
Florida State Marketing Bbreauwi ZtSt .James Building,
Commissioner of Agriculture, Department -of Agriculture, Atat
Commissioner, Department of Agriculture-, labor and Statisti c,"
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Frankfort *',jl,
Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and JTwiigration, ..* J'.,
Baton Rouge : *,
Real Estate Service Division, State of Maine Publicity Bue au*
Portland : .::;
Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, 156 State House, BodAt,*
Bureau of Markets, Department of Agriculture, Concord .
Department of Agriculture, Trenton .,:; ?S
Division ot Markets, Department of Agriculture, Nashville. '
State Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, ColiMi.,,t'
State Bureau of Publicity Service, Department of Conservation .&S"
Development, Montpelier
Com missioner of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Bican
Commissioner of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Chale"*-.
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ADDRESSES OF REGIONAL DIRECTORS
FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Region I


17 Brief Avenue
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
States included:


Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,


New York,
Vermont


REGION II



REGION III



REGION IV


Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,


County Courthouse
Milwaukee 1, Wisconsin
States included: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

542 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis 7, Indiana
States included: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio

United States Department of Agriculture
Raleigh, North Carolina
States included: Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee,
Virginia, West Virginia


REGION V



REGION VI




REGION VII




REGION VIII




REGION IX


REG ION I


Commerce and Bibbs Streets
Montgomery 4, Alabama
States included:

Donaghey Trust Building
7th and Main Streets
Little Rock, Arkansas
States included:

13th and N Streets
Lincoln 8, Nebraska
States included:


Parry Avenue & Commerce Street
Dallas 1, Texas
States included:


50 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco 2, California
States included:


950 Broadway
Denver 5, Colorado
States included:


Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina




Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi



Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota;
South Dakota



Eastern Texas, Oklahoma except Pan=
handle (see Region XII)



Irizona, .California, Nevada, Utah


Colorado, Montana, Wyoming





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FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (Continued)


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REGION XII


Terminal Sales Building
Portland 5, Oregon
States included: Idaho, Oregon, Washington

U. S. Post Office
Amarillo, Texas
States included: Western Texas, the Oklahom Panhandle,
New Jexico


REGION XIII 29 Commercio Street, Box 2988
San Juan 315, Puerto Rico
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