The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 14, 1967 · Page 2
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 14, 1967
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2-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1967 Will Divert 10 Million More Farm Acres In '68 The 1968 FeedGrain Program, announced recently by Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, takes vigorous action to reduce total supplies in order to strengthen prices, according to R. I. Anderson, chairman, Kossuth ASCS committee. The target is to divert from production about 30 million acres - 10 million more than were diverted in 1967- in order to reduce feed grain stocks and gain much stronger prices. The chairman listed the following key provisions of the 1968 program: 1. Farmers will divert to conserving uses 20 percent of their base acreage of corn and sorghums in order to qualify for price-support loans and payments. No diversion payments will be made for this minimum diversion, except for small-farm acreages— the same as 1966-67. 2. Additional acreage may be diverted up to a total of 50 percent of the base or 25 acres, whichever is larger. The acreage diversion rate for this voluntary diversion will be 45 percent of the total price support (loan plus price-support payment) times the farm's established yield. In the 1967 program, there was no payment for diversion except from bases of 25 acres or less. 3. For small farms (with a base of 25 acres or less), a diversion payment will be available at 20 percent of the total support rate times the farm yield for the first 20 percent acreage diversion, and at the regular 45- percent payment rate on the remaining acreage diverted to a conserving use. 4. As in 1967, producers with corn-sorghum base acreages up to 125 acres will have the option of temporarily reducing this base down to 25 acres and still be eligible for the small-farm provision provided that no corn or grain sorghum is planted for harvest on the farm and the 25 acres are diverted to a conserving use. 5. Price-support loan levels under the 1968 program will be the same as in 1967-for corn, a national average of $1.05 per bushel; for sorghum, a national average of $1.61 per hundredweight. Price-support payments DRAFTS •^/,/^.tiA- TRANSPARENT *.<ilt.D»~ PLASTIC t EASY TO INSTALL Inside or Outside Complete-72" x 36" Plastic Sheet with molding and nails. Ho ,dware & lumber Jt Or Everywhere ** will continue at 30 cents per bushel for corn and 53 cents per hundredweight on sorghum, based on the planted acreage up to one- half the farm base times the projected yield. 6. Substitution provisions relating to wheat and feed grain acreage (including barley and oats-rye) will be continued. 7. Barley is not included in the 1968 program and producers of this crop will be eligible for barley price-support loans regardless of the acreage planted. 8. Price-support loan levels for feed grain crops not covered by the program are national averages of 90 cents per bushel for barley, 63 cents per bushel for oats and $1.02 per bushel for rye. Further program details will be announced prior to signup time. Questions still to be answered concern the availability of advance payments, the production of substitute crops on diverted acreages and whether soybeans may be planted on corn- sorghum acreage in 1968 as in 1967 without loss of the feed grain price-support payments. Signups for participation in the 1968 Feed Grain and wheat programs will take place concurrently during February and March, 1968. Ex-Resident Here Killed In Vietnam Second Lt. Larry Bleeker, 24, Ames, a former Algona resident, was killed Oct. 26 in Vietnam by sniper fire while on duty. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bleeker, Ames, and lived here when Mr. Bleeker was employed at the former Richardson Furniture Store here. Lt. Bleeker arrived in Vietnam slightly more than two weeks before he was killed. Funeral services for him were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Campus Baptist church, Ames. He was a 1961 graduate of Ames High School and a 1966 graduate of Iowa State U., joining the Marines in June, 1966. He left San Francisco for Vietnam Oct. 3. Survivors include his parents, three brothers, a sister and a grandmother. Three-Way Spray A new hair spray oil the market permits milady to dial her choice of spray—firm, fine, or mist. The secret is in a completely new aersol valve. Transparent Plastk STORM WINDOW KIT COAST TO COAST STORES ED WOLF, OWNER ALGONA NO Mopping • NO Scrubbing • No Scouring With Easy-to-Ciean Kitchen Carpet MADE OF COMFORTABLE, LONG LASTING ACRILAN* PILE No more scrubbing, no more tired standing when your kitchen is soft- carpeted with Mohawk's all new Acrilan® acrylic fiber pile. 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