Shurbert, Marvin 1983-02-09

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Marvin Shurbet discusses his experience with and knowledge of farming on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Marvin Shurbert

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 09, 1983

Location: Petersburg, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Marvin Shurbet, Born: Floyd County, Texas, Parents, Farming, The past 50 years, Labor, Salaries, Irrigation, High Plains Underground Water Conservation, District, Groundwater depletion (c. 1954), High Plains Underground Water Conservation, District (again), Controversy, Hale County, Texas, County representation, Internal Revenue, Problems incurred, Legal case, Tenets, Financing of farming operations.

Tape 1, Side 2: Financing of farm operations (continued), Conservative bent of lenders, Increased availability of credit (1940s-1950s), Irrigation (again), General difficulties, Philosophies, Texas, New Mexico, Projections for future, Cash crops, Cotton, Corn, Milo, Martin Maize (c. 1942), Plains farmers, Chemical use.

Range Dates: 1930s-1983

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1954

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