Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 22, 1976 · Page 11
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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Northwest Artcantoi TIMES, Thurt., April 22, 1976 « -11 FARMING Statewide Candidates To Speak At Friday Farm Bureau Meeting The 21 candidates for. statewide offices in the May 2.5 primary election have been invited to speak lo a gathering of county Farm Bureau leaders from 9:4-5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Friday at the Ramada Inn in North Little Rock. . : Several . hundred farmers from throughout the slate are expected to attend the "Meet the Candidates" meeting which will- feaurc candidates for attorney : general, governor, secretary of state and U.S. House; 2nd District. The meeting is part A r k a n s a s Farm political education designed lo give - members an opportunil; Bureau's program. didates 1 jnily Eo compare ;' views on issues. can Farm Bureau docs hot endorse politi-l cal candidates.. A t t o r n e y , general and secretary of :state candidates will each speck for 10 minutes and 15 minutes will be allotted lo candidates for governor and House. Views expressed by the candidates will ; be : dislribuled lo Ihe organization's m e m b e r s through of I organization publication. 77,00 Dairy Story Traced By the lime of the Revolution, As independence was being HAM SHOW WINNERS , .. .displaying their products are (from left) Jack Schwartz, Ralph Geheb and Art Puma: " 1 Farm Cats coulij v, ell be t h e best examples of the success achieved , through -patience. Silently crouched In a farm field or ham_, the llltle tigers wait out the hours for t h e TIGER IN THE WEEDS morsel offered by a mouse or fat snake. Cats on the farm of tea have to,.fen ci for themselves uitbout the fanc\ pack aged foods offered for. t h e i r city cousins. But ·then, there seems to be no comparison for .the freedom a n d - independence which is so much a part of their farm "life. (TIMESpholo by David Zodrow) Farm Edibles Down By DAVID ZODROW I TIMES Staff Writer American! vegetable .-farmers who recen.ed poor prices for their produce in the 1975 growing season ha\e expressed intentions to sharply, reduce plantings , of seven vegetable varieties this year, Ah Arkansas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service survey this week tallied the total 1976 ilantings for the seven ^ege [percent. has been'blamed on ili£.avcr-j age $35: per.ton decrease which Arkansas-farmers will be paid this year- by ;mosl canning plants. , The Arkansas tomato acreage for 1976 at a total 3,700 acres reflects an increase of 12 per cent/above last year," Cotton and sorghum plantings u i t h m the slale are expected to in crease this sear by 30 lo 41 plantings for trie seven ^ ege i tables m tbe limtcd SUtes at 1,622.860 acres, about \2G3.260f acres less -than the..1975 plant- Ings Crops included in tbe total 14 per oent d, 1 crease \\ere listed as snap beans, lima beans, beets for canning,' sweet corn. cucumbers,' green peas and tomatoes, K a r -m e r's intending to decrease the number .of .acres planted to Ihe \egetables ha\e said they, will increase plantings of food and feed grains, cotton and corn. Plantings of com t a lolal 82.7 million acres, reflect an nciea-y of six per cent over last year and food grain plantings (wheat, rice and rye) at 83 8 million acres show an increase of three per cent over 1975. Arkansas farmers have said they will reduce the number of snap bean a rips' planted to about 5.500, a four per cent decrease from Ihe past year The snap bean production dip Soybean-acreage in;"Arkansas JT1976 is expected to"'mainlain .he number one position, despite ati expected ·JDO.OBO acre drop. Over half of-lhe cropland in Ihe slate will be utilized for soybean'production this year if the anticipated 4.350,000 acres are planted, Arkansas farmers expected to boost cotton plantings ibis year to 3.10,000 acres, a figure which shovys a 44 per cent increase .over Ihe lowest acreage jn'bver a century in the stale in 1975 Recent stronger, prices 'ant; possible increased demand for cotton helped to influence Arkansas farmers to plant a loEal 1,150,000 acr£s this year. Rice production i n . A r k a n s a s during 1976 has been forecast at 750,000 acres, a 15 per ccnl decrease; of ,135,000 acres ovei 1975. Sorghum plantings- are expected to rach 300,050 acres 30 per cent ovpr last year' acreage. the dairy industry was a'viable part of the agricultural economy in America. On the day the new nation vas born, July 4, 1776,'a Dauph- n County, Pa. farmer, Christian Noecker* completed the long Dverland trek from near Harrisburg to ^Philadelphia. His Conestoga wagon was loaded with farm produce, including large quantities of butter. After, delivering his produce to markets, Noeckcr. joined the throngs m the streets and heard the ringing of the Liberty Bell. Loud ·cheerim us continue! and firing of long after night as bonfires .were Hny production within Arkan sas for. 1976 has been estimatec at 790,000 acres, about the samt as last year. ; The production of corn, oats- and sweet potatoes! will also remain the same as !n 1975. On th£ U.S. level, the survey 'ound that farmers will plant 227,780 acres in snap beans this year, compared to 274,100 acres iast year. Swccl corn production at 469,980 acres this year reflects a decrease of 48,220 acres. Total tomato production at 329,350 acres shows a drop of 56,490 acres. American- farmers will also plant about 38 per cent less green lima beans this year with a total 50,210 acres. Cucumbers for pickles at 120.370 acres shows''a nine' per cent decrease from-1975. The only . major vegetable crop to show an increase this ear is spinach the suncy dis covered.^ Farmers irr '-be U^S, will .plant- a total 9,900 .acres of spinach, an increase of-1,000 acres over 1975. The overall acre amount ol soybeans expected to be planted in the U.S. iri tbe coming year has been estimated at 49.' million acres, down 10 per cenl From 1975- Feed grains (corn sorghum, oats and barley) are expected to total' 126.6 million acres, up thro** por cent from last year's crops. guns fall _ _ _ _ t o r c h l i g h t processions proclaimed the official step toward independence. Supercow Beef Clinic Slated The Third Annual Arkansas "Supencow - alafragalisticexpia ladocious" Beef Clinic will be held April, 26 at the North Arkansas Sale Barn at Green Forest. The beef clinic and equipment show ii being sponsored jointly by the Carrol! County Cattlemen's Committee and the Carroll County extension office The day will be highlighted with talks by four nationally-known farm experts and a free bee barbecue The first talk .will be iielr from 10.to 10:45 a.m. Derry Brownfield. vice-president o the Missouri Network. Inc., wil speak on "Your Effective Use of the Livestock Market News.' Brownfield has bpen widels acclaimed as Missouri's leading farm radio broadcaster. He i heard daily on 45 radio, station) in Missouri, niinos, Iowa an Tennessee. ____^_ : arms-Acreages Buying or Selling Call the Professional* We Serve Northwest [ Arkansas · ·. 9 Farms · Ranches · Acreages · Residential · Commercial · Appraisals · Developers Fred L. Williams, Jr., H 5DA branch specialist in-the \cslock division, \\il 1 present talk from 10:45 to Il:30.a.m. n" "How the Revised' B e e f rading Standards AKect'You nd the Consumer." Williams chieved a defirec In animal ctcnce at Oklahoma S t a t e niversily at Stilhvater, Okli 1967 · and ;has "served · i everal .USHA hi^at grading osiEions since that time. A talk entitled "New Profit- 3Je Management Techniques r Cow-Calf Operations' 1 e given from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Dr. James Martin, vice- rcsitfctit of agriculture at the 'niversity of Arkansas at Fay- Iteville. Martin is said to have p ide · experience "-· In farm marketing, -business and man agemcnt systems. The final talk will be pr phled from 2:30 to :3:30 p.m by Dr. Ralph .-"Bull" Duram a professor of animal sclehc at Texas Tech University Ducam's speech, will concer 'National Beef Trends Tha Affect You " Duram's experience in th agriculture fyjld' includes wor nutrition, breeding, meat physiology of reproduction an production economics. An equipment show will als be held during the day, assortment of tractors, far e q u i p m e n t , medicines a: cattle handling tools will he fe lured at the show. declared, dairy farming was already more than a century and'a half old. It started with he arrival of the ship "Charly" at the Plymouth Colony on a cold, blustery day in March" of 1624. Part of the cargo were a bull and three heifers -- the 'irst suc-h animals to arrive ini :he Colonies some four \ears' after the first Pilgrims landed, These . first animals were, imported from Devon, England, by Edward'Winslow,. who later became governor of Ehe Plymouth Colony. The ex isttiig governor, William Bradford, lescribed the animals as "the first beginning of any cattle of that kind In 1 the land." The cattle numbers grew steadily as each .arriving ship had some aboard. These first animals were valued chiefly for their hides,and the .breeding of oxen to help till the soil. Inside of a few years, the Massachusetts, Colony had its first oversupply of cattle An early history states: "By 1632; there was in New Nonfai Dry Milk Stockpiles Rise The f( deral stockpile o ontat do milk at the end^ of England not only a domestic. ,e 1975-76 ' dairy · marketing ear on March 31 .totaled 375.4 lillioo pounds, up about 30 per ent from 232.7 million on the ame date of last year, ac- ording to tbe 'Agriculture epartment. Officials said last week that he jear r end inventory repre cnled "uncommitted" supplies, meaning that the powdered milk was in sjrplua with none ar marked for donation or sale s of that date. By contrast, there were no ncommitted · supplies of butter r cheese held: by the: ; depart icnt's Commodity Credit Cor : oration as' of March 31, com ared.with 29.4 million .pound: F butter. and 6.2; million 6 heese a year earlier. The : commodities , are ac uired .under the government's rice support program j. when ISDA buys them to help bolstei he farm : price of milk. Tota uixj a ,. last marketing year vere equivalent to 900 pounds if milk, .compared with marke 'removals" equal to 2.4 billion pounds in 1974-75, the deparl nent said ml an export demand from tbe which led to sale. B:it the Vest Indies, jreeding for market was soon overstocked. The price of cattle went down from'20 t o ; 5 pounds and milk was a penny a quart.' Soon, an entire town would gather a l l ' o f the animals and ^oung men' were hired as "cow- keeps ' to watch them pasture on common grazing lands. Then, cropland was Ienc.ed in .to keep (.he cattle out, The cows. .,weire trained to obey"' the sound ...of' a . horn, following the young men to the grazing land in the morning and returning at night for milking A young, roan, would .receive 10 pounds for tending 100 cattle an entire summer, but had to forfeit threepence each time he failed lo bririg : in all of. the cows at night. As time went ; on, dairymen became more 'concerned about the economics of their opera tions. By the" mid-lBflO's, .a top dairy farmer in New York grossed $62 in butter, cheese and milk a year from each of his T 41 cows. This was about three times the,earnings-of the time. From these early beginnings grew tod ay's modern dairy industry. OFFICERS RE-ELECTED fo serve the Meal Processors and Food J^ccker Association /or 1976 are (from Ipft) George Klein, director of Perry, Qkh , Hnrlan Hogg, president, of North Litile Rock, John Mobfey, vke president, o/ Prairie Grove; and Marshall Hecky secretary, of Fayetteyille Area Meat Processors Win Arkansas Ham And Bacon Show LITTLE ROCK.--"Meal processors from Ft; - Smith and Rogers won, top honors at the Arkansas Ham and i Bacon Show at Ihe annual meeting v of Ihe Smokehouse of Hope and third place fo Quick * reeze Food Locker,, Ft. Smith. In the commercial hams, uil Hillbijly M a r k e t ' w a s - second, «ndPrairi£ Arkansas Meat ^Processors and Grove Locker of Prairie Gnne Locker Association, Inc., at the Sheraton .Inn inv Little Rock April 10-11. Art . P u m a - o f : Ihe Hillbilly Market, Rogers, won the first place i n ' t h e country ham and ilso first place HK^ count rj bacon Ralph Gehcb and lack Schwartz; , Quick Freeze Food Locker,' Ft. . Smith, /won .first place, in' the commercial hams and first place in lb" rommer cial bacon, Second, place: in the;country hams went- to" Carter' Russell was third. In the bacon classes, Quick Freeze Food I ocker Ft Smith, won second and Prairie Grove Locker third m the Loimtn bacon. In commercial bacon! second place went to Prairie Grove;Locker and third to Hill billy Market. Agriquotes Early agriculture had a;silkworm 1 ' craze .centered in Pennsylvania from 1826 to 1839. But thp cold winters steadily killed off the mulberry trees on which the silkworms fed ' and silk farming died as quickly as it The farmer always : had Mo contend with the weathe'r The year.without summer, was 1816, Iceformcd : one-half inch/thick in May; a three-inch snow:fell in June and ice \\at, still one eighth inch thick in July. - In The Time Of Washington Land Was Cheap, Labor Dear The aim of the farmers in :his country, if they can be called farmers, Is not lo make 'he most they can from Inc. land which is, or has been cheap, but the most of the labour, which is dear; the consequence of which has been much ground lias been scratched over and none cultivated or improved as it ought to have been. Whereas farmer in England, where land is dear and labour cheap, finds it to his interest to im prove and cultivate highly that Washington County 4-H'ers Attend Forum Twenty-five adult and teen 4- volunteer leaders parti ipaied in t h e - Northwest Dis- rict 4-H . Leaders Forum held n Berryville on April Ifi at the " n r r o l l County 'Electric Cooperative Building. Over 50 -H leaders nnd - Extension agent* from .lienlon, Boone; la'rroll. Madison, Newton and Washington counties attended he lorum, reports Frank Plat- can, Washington County Extension Agent of 4-fI, said. Theme for this year's forum was "Partners in 4-H." Pro gram topics presented by t h e Arkansas 4-H Staff from Little Rock included Business a n d Industry -- Partners in He- sources, Teens As Partners, and Educational Resources and Opportunities in '76. Lloyd T. Westbrook, state extension 4-H pro gram leader, conducted t h e trarhing session. Attending from Washington County were: Mrs. Jane Swope Rence 1 Shofner, Jeame Carter and Mrs. Billy Williams of th Elkins Club; Mrs. Bcltie Bell Mrs, Olcta Rothrock, Mrs. Roy Welshcnbaugh, Mrs, Evelyn Thompson, Sicglp Bell and Tim Rolhrock of the Sasnakra Club t Lincoln; Mrs, Robert Cupps of the Happy H's Club in ipringdale. Mrs. Shirley Bridges of the Combs Chapel Club; Bonnie Russell of the Spring- lale Community Club; Mrs. Janie Morelock of the Green Jeans Club in Fayetteville; Mrs. Mary Ahrenfs and Mrs. Shirley Spaulding'ot the Lucky ilover Club at Sonora; E. E. Newell and Colleen Corley o! the Prairie Grove Club; Marie M a l o n e y of Hie Running Springs Club; John Beneke o the Winslow Club; Mrs. George Hendrijr of the Johnson Club Mrs. Mary Holmberg, Mrs Emma Cripps and Mrs. Darlen Baker, urban 4-H program assistants. Something Bugging You? /^T Goi Termites? Get Rid of 'Em V Call or visit one of these dealers today. Arab Representative City Lumber Co. 442-8221 may reap large crops from small quantity of ground -- eorge Washington. Agriquotes While we have land to labour on, let us never wish' to see )ur 'citizen's occupied at a work bench. Carpenters, masons anf smiths are wanted in husband- rey; but for general operations, let our workshops remain ir Europe. The loss by-the'Iran's portation of'commodities across Ehe Atlantic .will he marie up happiness a n d . permanence of government T-- Thoma Jefferson.' the Nursery Home Garden Center 2500 Johnson Road 521-4401 Dogwood and Pecan Trees many varieties, many prices Need a new Ceiling? Armstrongs got what you need And we've got Armstrong Free delivery · and experienced,personnel to serve you. PH. (SOD 442-2351 HIUGRGST AND SUPPLY COMPANY, 2401 H. GREGG FAYETTEVILLE ABOVE THE REST! WHAT AWAY TO HOE! SPRING SPECIALS 3 H.P. Reg. 224.95 4 H.P. Reg. 264.95 5 H.P. Re«. 315.00 NOW 199.95 N ow 234.95 279.95 NOW No Trades at These Low Prices RAYMO,lnc| Hi way 16 E. 442-6296

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