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Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 29, 1980, Salina, Kansas Retired agricultural writer says cant afford to feed world UPI During the Great Arthur Burnett Kennerly tried to make a living growing beef in Texas and lost all his He got a job with the Depart ment of Agriculture making loans to farmers in hard times made even harder by the coming of the Dust Bowl in he began writing about agri Over a period of 30 years he Notice to Members Guests The Calialtcr Club 716 12th Salina Presents The TOMMY LANE SHOW Saturday Night HAPPY HOUR Monday thru Friday 5 to 6 pm TWO DRINKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE Every WEDNESDAY NIGHT Enjoy Our BARON OF BEEF Friday Night Special PRICE DRINKS with your food order turned out articles for the Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine in Dallas and the Agriculture Extension Service at Texas Kennerly believes its a mistake for the United States to try to feed the rest of the My little garden out there tells me its the wrong thing to he gesturing toward his garden spot be hind his mobile home in this Central Georgia Our future national strength rests in our Thats what my garden tells I listen to Now retired and living in Perry with his the 75yearold Kennerly re gards his garden as a microcosm of the The amount of organic matter in the he is extremely Kennerly has been studying the rela tion of organic matter to the soil since 1945 and says the soil should be made up of 2 to percent of organic materi al to produce satisfactory The average in the according to is and getting down to the vanishing Kennedys own garden soil meas ured out to percent organic matter when he moved to By adding 12 bales per square feet every he built up the organic con tent to percent in about two The organic matter maintains soil increases its tilth and water absorption and retention properties and prevents Selling our food and trying to feed other nations is like selling the Were growing more food and depleting our President Carter should know better because hes a said According to cheap oil made it possible for this country to produce cheap food for that will not be true in the Energy and other costs are going up and the old equation of calories of energy AN NJVERSARY DANCE Music Provided By THE NOBLEMEN 1stSTARTS EAGLES LODGE J 1 146 7th Members and Guests being necessary to produce 100 calories of food is beginning to make itself He says economic factors espe cially the fuel shortage will force the breaking up of farms to 100 acre Our food will have to come from small farm he Your neighbors will be eating the sur plus from the small gardens of their Down through 12 great civili zations have come and Kennerly and the one common factor in all of those lost cultures was that the soil played My garden has taught me to look on agriculture as a labor of equiva lent to raising And just as we have to replenish our we have to replenish our Kennerly recalled that during the it cost nine cents to raise a pound of beef at a time when it was selling for four cents a When he went into the Dust Bowl region that stretched from the south plains of Texas all the way to eggs cost 15 cents a milk 15 cents a gallon and honey six cents a We would make loans to people to buy seeds for planting and they would eat he We tried to keep a sound loan That meant they had to grow their own At that 30 to 40 percent of Americans lived on farms but despite the hard times most people in the rural areas ate pretty he I studied as many loan applications as I could and I found that some farm ers were raising 83 percent of the food they he was in a pretty good position to help those people weather the Depres They were well fed but half Now it seems that a lot of people are half naked by Can we save our civilization and feed the world we But we can avoid catastrophe if we save our soil maintain an average organic matter of two cut down on soil We have to plow back all the organic matter we possibly We must grow cover That means we cant tolerate soil Weve also got to 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