"Bill Camps was my uncle. And in the '30s, he was a pretty good hog man. And when the drought years came, he quit, pretty much, raising them hogs. But, he did have about 12, 13 shoats [that] weighed 100 pounds. And he had to buy feed for them. So, he took [them] to Hampton. See, at Hampton, at that time, they'd take, you know, if you had five, six hogs to sell, you'd just take them to Hampton and they'd put them in the, they'd ship them to Omaha. And he had his shipped, 12, 15 shoats. He took them to Hampton. [They] weighed about 100 pounds, and they shipped them into Omaha. And after all the freight bill and everything, commission was paid, he got one dollar bill from them shoats. That's all the money he got. And he told me, he said, 'I don't know why I cashed that check. I wish I'd [have] framed it!' But, he had, all those shoats weighed 100 pounds, and one dollar bill is all he got for them hogs. Hogs were around three cents a pound."

LeRoy Hankel on Selling Hogs

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Other Excerpts from LeRoy Hankel's Interview:

Starting the Tractor
Rubber Tractor Tires
Horses to Tractors
Buying Equipment
Stock Market Crash
Falling Prices
Living on a Dollar a Day
Affording the Light Bill
Dust and Rain
The Power of the Wind
Drought in the 30s
Participating in the AAA
Decline in Farms