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twonty-fivo s   ,ree. totalin  180 &a"e. With the  eeption of  e
  s eloave 
 
fams alfalfa production has not progreoee4 beyond the one or two ase trial

 
stag. Them 180 ces wild bee      fair  req. asletment for five or sis 
 
 
        If ftai    s to p  ide a better livelihood there wmst be fm 
 
   200to    sores &"aOf alfalfa, Nt O&VIRU o mes etings, £9
ve   h70 
acres r  osde    for f   cp p     otio. Other fam prtteoo of k 
merit wat also be aped mmre rapidy thn heretofore. 
        Is planning the v" of lan In this ar  eOstdosi tion w"s
given to 
 
the prest sontieos    of sover, the fertility of the soil, the toghy 
of the ea.sco, co  eitiom of prevailin bslldaM , eto. %*o ma" b   w

lines s   a     timber froo cropped laud ae usually wra perallel to forty

 
l1nes, Imt 13 pratics wol fellow to a largeoextent the *kysie'l diaretosr

prevailin in the fiold, wit  t u       too m    t  ar       tty of 
 
faem fields. 
        It is noessaq7 for  t  fare family to opate  o lss than In  mors

 
of cop lnd. O    this besis the seven thousand &ore* of erop land would
ca 
reriately fifty to sxty, faers. It is quite probable that those fifty 
to sixty far    nigt also provide the loeal abor for the oare of fire Uses

 
and bihiwes, .spoeotsl) if they'a  1-3 worin 'bays. 3w% occasional 
"ploymot wold materially aid than in rehabilitating iA mAinatnaiui 
   their 
 
 
        Of the 10 sore of eop 1. there yeah    b  fm twty to thirty 
 
acre. of caltimted cops, the em   asmost of grain s", the ame amsist
of 
logi    (preferbly alfalfa) or other m       heyr crop, te*t to thirty 
 
sore. of plowable asture, lan.   r twety to thirty acres of laEd evoted 
 
either to fallow or g       rIn   p  So*. A discion of saad soil 
rotatien* m A  atd ftn practices is not is order here. 
 
 
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       Ther are a   t 350 aor** of ma     land in this ae.     ih shmld sot

 
be tle-4we   4,Wt kept as po  eit hay sows. 
 
       1917 reeent ti~alh Indicate the adatability and high pradutivmene0

 
of ft       arygas  Ths grass    be ue to pro   a Uettor quality Of 
 
hey than the preset Soft* grass*     n  alder brush cous  ing these marh
land. 
 
Yawi.us fam  eontigmus to *&rbes *shal& hav    a sutable portion.
of ueah 
 
lest to operte in eeajesotion with th    upland. Apliation*e of poteas 
 
phosphate fartilisere as marsh** todesirable. 
     :10ii Ittnli                    1We ien &on 
 
 
       Th  p  oee of fire Iae* i to pride a suitablo lie for $bas 
 
tl    O ug  su ch fie as e0e  e0arly dtetioa  etuintion. !hq restrict 
 
the dangr area. the mut be acoeesiblo to wheelet traffic and maintained 
fallow In the firO Reason or ele b. in intertilleo or grea frm     cos sot

 
Oubjoet to firs. Continuity of fire Imes is important and It boars repetition

 
that their .saitanes, is a, if not more. imrtt t           any other 
 
activity In this area, fer the proteotion of the forest orop eat gae. proution

 
industries, as well as far   fie   pro toties ainst w    tm. 
 
       To r.Asoe the aro of poor lint 4eto4. to crop, their maximu width

 
shod     abot 2 ros. unless the altis of fair    ng value eat sootot to 
 
provide sfficit tillale lat for the oep.3t of the violaity. As          
  uin 
 
that fire Ian** will    errs about 2- ros wi, their establismt mtit 
 
bring -umor cultivation about 20-      .0mces  The plean cosfines timuber
Weas of 
 
about 80-160 ass within fire lame*, sin     prst         wo. farm fieldse,
asn 
 
fir Ir e  to be establisht. If an.    premt hhtwero   e abmone   for 
 
public roead they should be cavertsd Into five lavoc. 
 
       lire I"e. will need to be established ely in the solid stade
of timber. 
 
erevr fields nw exist the fire Imse weuld be establishetd uo         that
side of