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Catalog Number 2016.85.27
Object Name Poster
Accession number 2016.85
Other number AM-F-52
Description Country of Origin: America
Title: Save Your Corn
Artist: Anonymous
Date: n.d.
Size: 25 x 18 inches
Issuing Agency: Michigan Food Preparedness Committe
Medium: Lithograph printed by Robert Smith Company, Lansing, Michigan

Partial Inscription: Save Your Corn / Cold and rainy weather postponed corn planting, delayed cultivation and checked / Corn conditions have slightly bettered since the warm weather but this improvement is too late to insure the bumper crop we need. / Build a silo and save your corn crop. The entire crop may be lost unless you have a silo ready in which to preserve it. Save it from frost or drouth by putting it into the silo / If so fortunate as to have your corn mature, save the grain for human consumption, - at least part of it - and silo the stalks and leaves. / "Less corn can be fed by many dairymen without reducing milk production, providing they feed more silage and legume hay. Less corn will be available for feeding the cattle for much more than ususal is needed now for human food. Succulence is just as essential to the cow as to the human being. Silage provides suculent feed during the winter when pasture is not available. Silage is palatable and no other feed will combine so well with dry hay and a little grain to produce maximum and economical results." U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bulletin July 5th, 1917. / Build a Silo - It Will Pay / Reasons for the Silo / The Silo gives from 25% to 30% more feeding value to a corn crop than when it is fed as dry fodder. The Silo provides succulent feed in winter which helps to keep the cows healthy and productive when green feeds are lacking and dairy prices are highest. The Silo gives insurance against short, drouth-stricken pastures. The Silo helps the farmer make the best possible use of frosted corn. Even immature corn can be saved by putting it in the silo. THe Silo helps in fattening stock for market. The Silo furnishes the cheapest form of wintering feed. The Silo enables the farmer to feed his stock from less acres. The Silo makes possible more acres for grain crops. The Silo will can corn, oats, peas, pea-cannery waste, soy beans, clover (if mixed with corn) and sugar beet tops. The Silo built this year, will be a permanent, profit producer. For more information write us at Lansing, Michigan. / Michigan Food Preparedness Committe
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Food preparation
Food industry
Storage facilities
Search Terms Michigan Food Preparedness Committe