Johnson, Ralph 1983-09-01

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Ralph Johnson discusses his involvement in farming in the Carazalia Valley of New Mexico.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ralph Johnson

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Date: September 1, 1983

Location: Carazalia Valley, New Mexico

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Farming (early 1950s), Irrigation, Cotton industry, Marketing, Varieties, Production yields (1960s), Irrigation, Vegetable raising, Onions, Marketing, Labor, Irrigation (continued), Depth of water, Seasonal schedule, Determinates, Energy, Types, Cost increase over years, Prohibition, Soil, Planting process, Productive capability, Laser leveling, Potential for grapes, Predictions for future production in valley, Cotton, Maize, Insect and disease problems, Vegetables, Cotton, Corn production, Marketing, Uses, Feedlot (1950s), Breaking out land in valley, Development of Agri-business in valley, Fertilizer, Types and application.

Tape 1, Side 2 Irrigation (again), Salinity of water, Acid treatment, Development of the valley for agriculture, Land sales, Problems of agriculture in Pecos Valley, Vegetable raising (again), Onions (again), Types grown, Marketing, Cost and profit, Cooperative, Mechanization, Cotton industry (again), Modules, Deming Cooperative, Volumes ginned, Ginning various types of cotton, Cooperative accomplishments, Pima cotton, Prices, Production yields, Future potential for farmers, Southwestern Irrigated Growers.

Range Dates: 1918-1983

Bulk Dates: c. 1950-1983

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