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S6 LoN L. Swift CHAPTER VI. How Tenancy Works in Oregon. Many prominent landowners in different parts of the State have responded to a list of questions sent to them in regard to tenancy. The questions pertained principally to the prac- tical workings of cash and share tenant farming as these sys- tems are employed in the State at the present time. The views of these landowners, who are well informed on conditions of renting, will be discussed as reported by them by taking the different phases of our subject in order and reviewing each of the different sections and counties of the State.* Keeping in mind the statistics we have just considered, which, though taken eight years ago, form a good basis for our study, we will remember that the counties of the Wil- lamette Valley with the exception of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas, showed the highest percentage of share ten- ancy; also that the kind of farming in which share tenants were principally engaged was the production of the cereals. These two ideas were substantiated by every answer given by the landowners residing in these counties. It was unanimously reported throughout the State that the production of cereals favors share renting, while cash renting favors dairying,

  • From questions sent out, 43 answers were received. Twenty-one counties

reported as follows: Crook 3 answers. Umatilla 2 answers. Wallowa 3 " Union 3 " Benton 2 " Sherman 2 " Marion 2 " Klamath 3 " Baker 2 " Josephine 1 " Grant Clackamas Morrow. . . 3 1 2 1 3 1 Malheur. . Gilham. . . Tillamook. Wheeler. . Lincoln.. . 2 3 2 1 1 Lake. . . Clatsop.