The Development of the Capper Farm Press
Homer, E. Socolofsky
Agricultural History 31(4): 34-43
The political career of Arthur Capper, of Kansas, was well-grounded in the field of journalism, as printer, reporter, editor, and publisher. By the time of his death, in 1951, his material assets, all in the fields of communication media, placed him in the class of a multi-millionaire. That part of his publishing empire which gave him the most recognition, outside his native state of Kansas, was the publication of his farm journals. After the mid-1920's, these publications were Capper's Farmer, a monthly farm journal circulated widely in the region from Ohio to North Dakota to Texas, and five state farm papers serving the states of Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Collectively they were known as the Capper Farm Press.