R. Y. BAILEY AND J. L. SEAL
INTEREST in small grain crops in Alabama is increasing due to the decline in the price of farm products, which emphasizes the need for producing feed and food crops at home. Cheap cotton and reduced purchasing power make it absolutely necessary that feed for livestock be produced economically on the farm. The low price of poultry and dairy products has forced the producers of these commodities to become interested in growing a larger percentage of their feed in order to lower production costs and meet competition. The dry summers and uneven distribution of rainfall in recent years have made the production of corn and other summer feed crops so difficult that the attention of farmers has turned to the small grain crops.