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ITEMS FOR FAR MERS. 'In an average season, owing to the dry feed at this time' of the year, cows show a big falling off in milk* niid. the. corresponding shrinkage in the milk cheque is of serious.' concern 'to the dairy farmer. Various mixtures are sown for summer feed, and about five weeks ago Italian ryegrass and oats were sown at the State farm of Wereroa. It has made phenomenal' growtli, and for the past few days the milking cows have been turned in on it for a few hours each day without _: making much apparent difference, to it.

The farm-labour trouble is acute in North Otago just now (says the Oamaru '' Mail).. Grain is- ripening fast, and everywhere the reaper is to be seen at work early and late, and invariably under short-handed conditions. It is quite a common sight _ to see the farmer's entire household in the field doing work that should be done by paid servants owing to the latter not being available. A correspondent writes that there is a.serious;shortage of farm labour in the Ngapara district. The mills, he says, are starting short-handed, and, if present weather conditions continue, there is going to be a lot of stuff to save in a lmrrv.

The annual report presented to the Sydney Labour Council expressed the opinion that if Mr Piddington's recommendations as Royal Commissioner on arbitration are given effect to there will be drastic amendments to existing laws. The recommendations show conclusively that it is impossible for a man with a wife and three children .to live on less than £2 14s a week, exclusive of provision for sickness and luxuries, The report contains the same strong remarks regarding the housing problem. If the Labour Government solves the rent problem'and. does nothing further during the next 12 months it will earn the gratitude and.goodwill of thousands of landlords' victims, who are at present paying over 50 per cent.; more rent than they should, be, and in'many cases for houses that would under normal conditions be condemned as unfit for human habitation in the. interests of the community's health. The i-eport concludes: "It is. certainly a, promising fact that much of our success in recent years is due to the unbounded prosperity of the country generally. Our policy should be to hold what we have and strive for more. This can be done only by maintaining the solidarity of the movement."

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AGRICULTURAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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AGRICULTURAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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