FARMERS: Fewer Farms

The Bureau of the Census made public the first figures of the farm census taken this year. It showed that whereas there were 6,448,373 farms' being operated in the U. S. in 1920, there are only 6,3726,09 farms in 1925—a decrease of 75,735.

The causes in the decrease in the number of farms are listed as: 1) ravages of the boll weevil, 2) migration northward of southern Negroes, 3) a series of dry seasons in part of the Northwest, 4) the consolidation of farms into larger units, 5) abandonment of farms because...

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