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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 1, 1933)

“Cutting Costs.”

“Cutting Costs.”

Frequently the expression “cutting costs” is used about farming, but farmers have to be alert against the wrong kind of cutting. Indeed the way of salvation sometimes lies along the line of increased expenditure on things that return their cost and a good surplus. Striking examples are the investment of phosphate in wheat lands and the top-dressing of pastures with a certain phosphate at a certain time of the year—a process which is applicable, with substantial profit, to millions of acres in the Dominion. Neglect in this matter means loss to the farmer, individually, and to the whole community.