Bannister, veteran thresherman of the Stoutsville vicinity,
says the strangest thing he has ever seen is a huge crop of
oats and record yield of wheat in his territory and none for
sale. Even the dealers in chicken feed, he finds, are not
able to get enough to supply their local trade. This, Mr.
Bannister says, is because the prices are so low the people
would rather keep their grain on the farm, where it can be fed
to advantage, than convert it into cash.
Mr. Bannister’s home and Indian Creek 300 acres of timothy
are waiting for this thresher. The yield is better than
in many years and the prices are the lowest ever known,
dropping from $1.75 a bushel a month ago to 75¢ last week,
following which many buyers quit the market.
source: Centennial edition of the Monroe County Appeal dated
13 Aug 1931.
and article submitted by MaryBeth Kirtlink.