The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 10, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 10, 1966
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Four - Blyth«vflte (Ark.) Courier N«*i • Friday. JUM 10, HM Grain Surplus Going Fast picture for this year's crop. Freeman said he had received varying estimates of the damage in the southern and central Great Plains. He said a clearer picture should be provided by the department's June crop re- j port to be issued next Friday. Two developments have con- ::; ;; By OVID A. MARTIN ''."WASHINGTON (AP) - The "possibility of rationing wheat "for foreign markets faces V.S farm officials who have seen a "huge grain surplus disappear .much more quickly than they "tiad dreamed possible. ./.:. f • .. •• iwo ueveiufmieiiia nave *-v»,,, r Reserveand surplus supplies j tributed heav}1 (o the rapid of wheat which reached a .^ ance of (he surplus; record 1,411,000,000 bushels on _ H A government crop control 3uly 1,1961, will drop to 555 mil- ^ lion bushels by that date this _ y , and unex p ede( i year. This would be 45_ million forejgn demands For more than 12 years, wheat lias been grown on acreages restricted by government programs. Until 1964, : .bushels below what farm offi- cias have said is a safe reserve ;for emergencies, including drought. Furthermore, there is a possibility that the reserve a year .from now may drop to 350 mil- 1 lion bushels. This possibility led Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman to tell a news con- ^"fe^ence Friday that the government would restrict exports heavy penalties were assessed against growers who marketed in excess of their assigned quotas. Since 1964, the government has made payments to growers who limited plantings. As a consequence, wheat production '/should that become necessary to each year since 1961 has been assure Americans ample sup-|] es s than domestic and export plies. j demands. Even this year, the ....Despite the dwindling wheatjgovernment will pay growers surplus, there is no likelihood of j upwards of $30 million for idling .:« ^shortage which would put a I wheat land. pinch on American bread sup- But of greater plies. A sharp drop in the safe reserves could be countered •j/ittt increased planting quotas. " It would take a massive crop emergency — such as an acute -and prolonged drought — to bring any wheat shortage down , to;the level of American dinner | 'tables. ? '.V.-The need for limitations on ^xports could come before the .'• year is out. Reports of damage ~i caused by freezes and lack of 2nioisture cloud the production importance perhaps than the production controls in the elimination of the surplus have been expanding foreign markets. The first big development in cutting the oversupply was the purchase in 1963 and 1964 of a large quantity of U.S. wheat by the Soviet Union after it suffered a crop failure. This new demand has been accompanied by large increases in appeals for wheat from underdeveloped and hungry nations. Grain has been supplied UP to zo» more output With a NEW JOHN DEERE combine '; Speed up % to % gear and finish your harvest whole • days ahead of your normal schedule with a new John •; Deere 95 Self-Propelled — or any of the other combines '" !R the new Long Green Line, New cell-type separating grate (regular equipment) permits faster speed without affecting efficiency of the ' walkers, cleaning shoe —without costing you a single penalty! New grain tank on the 95 now holds SO busheis .... unloads in just one minute—saves more valuable time and ups your output. There's a lot more that's new and better about John Deere Combines. Stop in soon and get full details. Ask us about the convenient John Deere Credit Plan. MISSCO IMPLEMENT COMPANY Highway 61 S. Phone 3-4434 J6-PIP6 SMOKER'S STAND USE V PINE THROUOHOUT FARM NEWS Review and Forecast Break In Bad Weather Improves Planting Open weather during the week i siderable enabled Arkansas farmers to soybeans, virtually complete cotton and rice planting and to make con- them under the Food for Peace program. The disappearance of the surplus portion of the wheat supply was not anticipated by farm officials until early this year. * * + Even as late as last October, the department forecast in a wheat situation report that some of the surplus still would exist as of July 1 this year - a forecast which will not be borne out. A development which could not be forseen last fall changed the whole outlook. This was the failure of India's grain crop and the resulting unprecedented and mass starvation. Farm officials would have set larger 1966 production goals for wheat had they forseen the Indian development. They have acted, however, to meet the situation by outlining a 1967 wheat program calling for an increase of 15 per cent acreage. The in the wheat contemplated acreage could be expected to produce the largest crop of record. Some farm leaders expect the government to urge an even greater acreage increase before planting time for winter wheat next fall. * * * The reversal in the wheat supply situation has enlivened gram markets. Crop developments which would liartjly have drawn market notice in recent years now trigger wide price changes. The disappearance of the surplus also is being expressed in market prices'. The government has been trying to hold prices steady by selling wheat from its stocks. But despite this government effort, grower price in mid-May this year averaged $1,44 a bushel, up 11 cents from a year earlier. Growers who have restricted plantings under the control programs get supplementary marketing payments financed by assessments on processors of wheat for domestic food use. Airplane Spraying 2-Way Radio - Better Customer Service Gene Hood Flying Service DEPENDABLE — EXPERIENCED — INSURED llytheville — Phone PO 3-3410, PO 3*4242 Manila — Phone 561-4532 progress in seedinj Moisture is neede( over much of the State to ait germination of recently plantee crops and to stimulate growth of those that are up. It has been too cool for some crops, par ticularly cotton. Cotton planting is completi except for a little spot seeding Some of the intended acreage could not be planted or failec to come up to a stand due to wet weather and will probably go into soybeans. Condition o the crop is mostly poor to fair in northeast and east centra Delta counties and generally good in tlie southeast. Thrip am seedling diseases are problems in some fields and thin stands are not comon. The crop is greatly in need of a period 61 warm weather, together with adequate moisture, in order to make a good showing. Chopping is underway. Soybean planting is in f u 1 swing and almost two-thirds o] the acreage has been seeded Dry topsoil is slowing down planting in a number of coun ties and may delay it in some fields until rain is received. Early soybeans are up to a stam and making fairly good growth and some are being cultivated. Most corn is growing well but could use additional moisture to advantage in a number of counties. Sorghum planting is making about normal progress. The condition of early seedings is mostly fair to good. Weather was generally favorable for making hay during the week. First cutting of alfalfa is com- Hits Amendment To Bean Bill AD emergency bill to permit I the planting of soybeans on acreage which is implanted because of natural disaster has seen virtually crippled by an unacceptable payment limitation amendment in the Senate, according to Jack Gibson of Der molt, president of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas. The bill (H.R. 15151), which has passed both the House and Senate would permit growers unable to plant cotton due to adverse weather conditions to substitute soybeans or other non surplus crops on permitted cotton acres and still qualify for price support payments. This would provide farmers unable to plant their cotton the option able to plant but Unable to get a stand. Senate debate on the bill lasted several hours and all amendments were defeated until the payment limitation motion was offered by Sen. John J. Williams (R. Del.). The amendment would limit payments made - to not more than $10,000 to any one producer. According to a hurried USDA interpretation, limitations would apply only to producers planting soybeans or other non-surplus crops on permitted cotton acres unseeded due to natural disaster. USDA officials hav* also expressed fear that final passage of the bill as ipproved by the Senate might void the Food and Agriculture Act of 1965. If this should happen, the cotton program would return to high price support loans and export subsidies. urging speedy passage of this legislation stated, "A bill containing payment limitations is much worse than no bill at all." President Gibson says, "The Agricultural Council of Arkansas is unalterably opposed to passage of any legislation thai would in any way limit payments to farmers." House and Senate conferees are expected to try to work out their differences in the bill June 6. Unless the Senate will agree to delete the limitation amendment, present indications are the bill will never become law. Frank Hyneman, Agricultural Council of Arkansas First Vice President of Trumann, who was in Washington May 23 and 24 SOYBEAN SEED FOR SALE HILL — LEE CERTIFIED — NON-CERTIFIED HIGH GERMINATION — HIGH QUALITY VALLEY FIELD GIN Yarbro, Ark. Phone Code 501 PO 3-6645 NOW SERVING EVENING MEALS 5 - 7:30 p.m. Westbrook's Cafeteria PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER Open Mon. - Sat. 7 AM-7:30 PM (Sun. 7 AM-2:W PM) plete on many farms and second cuttings are making good growth. Much grass hay has| also been baled. These early j hay crops yielded quite well, j Wheat and oat fields are nearing maturity. Combining has| started in scattered localities and will soon be in full swing in most areas except the northwest mountain counties. Yields are expected to be fair to good. | Weekly temperatures aver-1 aged about 3 degrees below nor- j mal ranging from the upper 60's north to the low 70's south. Record - breaking low temperatures early in the week gradually moderated later in the| week. Daily extremes ranged from 41 degrees at Batesville on the 1st to 90 degrees at Hot Springs on May 30 and at Keiser on June 3. It was a rain free week except for nighttime showers on the last day preceding a cold front. Measurable amounts I were confined to the northwest ] counties. The largest rain: amounts were 1.40 inches at : FayetteviUe and 2.10 inches in i the vicinity of Fort Smith. NITRATE FERTILIZER Gulf Oil Corporation Chemicals Department 1102 Henderson Street Pl«ro« PO 3-4471 •trtheTille, ArUansis NEW COMBINE BREED! Investigate the New Breed of I.H. Combines! If you don't have these features ... you don't have a modern combine: 1— Deep Ledge Cutter Bar 2— Knife Speed 539 Strokes Per Mingte 3— Full Width Thrashing At Cylinder 4— Three Chair Feeder Trough 5 — Grain Pan — Instead of Raddle Rake 6— Opposed Action Cleaning —• Chaffer and Shoe . 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