The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 7, 1976 · Page 5
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Kalispell, Montana
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Monday, June 7, 1976
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U.S. food markets may WASHINGTON (AP) - More divorces, fewer children and more Americans living alooe may mean a smaller U.S. market for potatoes, sugar, milk and many grains, a new Economic Research Service study shows. The shifts in the make-up of trns U.S. population, by age, sex and · household* size in the last decade were matched against food- consumption patterns by Corinne B. Le Bovit of that Apiculture Department agency's National Economic Analysis Division. One of the main tread. -. v .vjnd was that toe small'^railie-Jut now dominate the Ank^-an scene "tend to consume rtw t food per capita tfc- U-;er Households." But by 1990, that average household size may drop again to 2.C7 persons from last year's 2.M. In 196S, the average was 3.29. These are some of her other findings and predictions: --Consumption of dairy products per person has dropped 3 per cent, eveathougb each person U eating X per ceatraore cheese. "Decreases to the teenaged population and in- creues among the oldest groups are likely to lead to a continued decUne in milk drinking along with let* increase in ice cream and cheese consumption," she said. -Potatoes, eaten at relatively tow rates by persons living atone, have shown a 3 per cwt increase in consumption this past de-ad?, but the shift toward smaller households will depress that. But vegetable and fruit consumption generally should la- crease, since small families eat more of tfcem per person than larger ones. -Egg consumption per perm fell off 12 per cent between 1HS and 1»TS, the worst drop of any of the items studied. The population shift* indicated a 5 per cent increase should have occurred. Men of all ages were the big consumers 10 years ago, but Mrs. Le Bovit said this group is the most likely to worry aboet cholesterol. Also, Grange cookbook best seller More than 100,000 copies of the National Grange B i c e n t e n n i a l Y e a r Cookbooks have been sold, said Mrs. Jenny Grobusky, director of women's ac- tivites for the National Grange. "It would appear we have a best seller on our h a n d s , " said Mrs. Groubsky. The cookbook was p u b l i s h e d seven months ago and will be available only through December 1976. It contains approximately 1,200 family tested recipes from appetizers to desserts, plus full color pictures ad a surprise VIP section. Mrs. Grobusky said the purpose of the book is to help focus attention on agriculture and American agricultural products during the bicentennial celebration. "We are extremely gratified by the hundreds of letters we have received from men and women all across the country praising the content and appearance of the book," she said. Copies may obtained from any local Grange or by sending a check for $5 to N a t i o n a l G r a n g e Cookbook, 1616 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Trade teams to visit Montana this summer GREAT FALLS - Starting in mid- June and continuing through August, Montana's wheat and barley producers will host five trade teams -- more than have ever before visited the state during any one season, said Robert Brastrup, chief executive of the Montana Wheat Research and Marketing Committee. Representing barley processors in Japan, the Japanese Food Agency, and flour milling firms in the Philippines, Thai/Singapore and Taiwan, the trade inspection teams provide continuing evidence of the ever increasing foreign market interest in Montana grain production, Brastrup said. Brastrup' will serve as tour coordinator for the groups, assisted by members of the MWRWC and the Montana Grain Growers Association, official hosts. Arrangements are made by Western Wheat Associates, a non-profit organization engated in wheat market development programs in the Asian area under contract with the Foreign Agricultural Service. Grower, wheat commission and wheat committee groups in WWA's member states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Montana, are represented, Lloyd Mosdal, Rapelje, a member of the MWRMC, is the current chairman of Western Wheat. First to arrive in Montana (June 10) WASHINGTON - "A farmer today (in the U.S.) produces 53 per cent more crops on 6 per cent fewer acres than did his father. Also t o d a y , o n e farmworker supplies food an3 fiber for 56 persons, whereas, a decade ago, he was producing enough for 29 persons... Compare this with the Russian farmer who must struggle to produce enough food for 6 persons." Those statistics were reeled off earlier last week by an assistant secretary of agriculture, William H. Cow, calf sell for $14,000 RYEGATE - Robert Keefer announced the sale of The Glen Cassy 6th, by The Glen Original 3rd, with a heifer calf at side for $14,000 by Glencoe Adventurer. This good cow has been acclaimed by many as the best cow of the breed in North America. She was purchased by the Plunkett Family of Poplar Bluff, Mo, from Frank Harper of Palm Springs, C a l i f . K e e f e r Ranches has been handling the cow which was imported from Australia by Harper. The Glenn Cassy's first calf, a heifer, was sold to G l o r y B R a n c h , St. Ignatius, for 15,900. Walker, in a Memphis, Tenn. speech. Walker quoted a famous farmer, Thomas Jefferson, who said, "Agriculture, manufacturing, commerce and navigation -- the four pillars of our prosperity -are most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise." "...When the history of this decade is written," said W a l k e r , "the American farmer will be recorded as the economic superstar and inflation fighter of the 1970's... Based on the latest five- year averages, American farmers feed and clothe over 215 million Americans, export around 60 per cent of their wheat, 55 per cent of their cotton, 20 per cent of their corn, large amounts of other products and still have on band vast quantities of commodities in privately- oraed storage facilities." Walker, who is assistant secretary f o r R u r a l Development, noted that since fiscal year 1969, the value of American farm exports has shot up from $5.7 billion to $22.1 billion A SIMPLE ECONOMIC FACT: This daily te»t pattern is part of our quality control program to bring you the be$t possible printing reproduction. THERE CAN BE NO INVESTMENT WITHOUT SAVINGS FIRST FEDERAL 8 Savings And Loan Assn. KaK»p*n · libby · Fob*,. Whil«fi«h · Columbia FaHs will be a Philippine flour millers' technical team of eight members. While in the state the group will visit the Experiment State at Montana State University, DeKalb wheat breeding operation, Western Cereal Co. and Peavy Co. flour mills at Billings and Dr. Charles McGuire, cereal technologist at MSU. The tour will end June 15 -- in time for the arrival June 16, of a four-man team representing the flour millers of Thai/Singapore. The Thai/Singapore group will tour the Triangle and Hi-line areas and inspect terminal storage at Wester Grain Exchange and Farmers Union GTA, and the State Grain Lab during their four-day visit. The president of the National Federation of Barley Processing Industry Associations, Japan's Shingo Kayamori, will head a Japanese barley Inspection team to Montana, August 1-5. Kayamori will be accompanied by a board member of NFBP1A and Western Wheat Associates' Tokyo office assistant marketing specialist. "This visit by representatives of Japan's barley processing industries marks the first such inspection of Montana barley production," Brastrup said. "Japan's interest in our barley reflects the increased emphasis on barley market development by both the MWRMC and WWA. The Asian area could be a significant market potential for the state's barley producers." Pride, prosperity seen "weight control, time prmmu Md other beton" may be ferctaf a smaller national breakfast, the meal at which more than half the U.S. egjt are consumed. --Assuming that -vinimpftai of all foods decreases with age, fee smaller proportion ia the population of teenagers, the highest couttmtn of soft drinks aad tweets in all forms, will mean a drop in per- person sugar consumption equal to the last decade's 3 per cent rise. -tt» afreet of fewer KM mt hey*, few ckUortt *mtnar mi Iv* hMMM* speUt trm* far cereals, pt«U a*d bread. -Smaller hovtebotd* do higher than average taxwnU of poultry ud red meat, but DM tod teeo-tged bor» eat the most. TWr decrease share of the population means the coming rite in per-capita consumption will be hilf what it has been since INS. -- an increase of nearly 400 per cent. Another a s s i s t a n t secretary at the Department, Richard L. Feltner, also chose this week to cite evidences of what be sees as a resurgence of pride in rural America. Speaking before the F a r m M a n a g e m e n t Workshop in Madison, Wis., Feltner said: "Though most of us do not make our living directly from the land anymore, we still subscribe to the strengths of character associated with the land." Dairyman honored Carl Grosswiler, left, was honored Thursday as the only living charter membw of the Montana branch of the American Dairy Association. The organization - began in Helena in 1940 with 11 members and has grown to include 50 per cent of the milk producers In the state, said Montana President Ray Lybeck, right, who presented the plaque on behalf of Qov. Thomas Judge. Earl Fritz also was presented a past state president plaque:and was tvonorM[tor serving longer on the «tals'board thari.ttnv'other Merfit(er. Grosswiler, Lybeck and Fritz are alt from trie Kalispeil area. Photo by Mary Plckett Grain Marketing Service for Farmers What is it? GTA Marketing Service is a new grain marketing alternative requested by member-patrons and placed in action by the GTA Board of Directors to obtain greater "graitipower" for farmer-producers. Why do you need it? In recent years, grain prices have fluctuated wildly, making marketing decisions more complex and difficult, fragmenting sales, and placing grain farmers' incomes in jeopardy. How do you get it? You help create a big, influential grain "package" of known and dependable volume, location and quality...a "handle" which can effectively compete for the really large and long-term sales. What does it do for you? It places you at the center of the international marketing arena early, not only with greater bargaining power, but with the opportunity to spread your risk and obtain a better average price for the year. How does it work? Reliable marketing agreements (contracts) between you and your local GTA Elevator, and GTA Marketing Service assure orderly assembly of the grain "supply". You commit part of your production, (1,000-5,000 bushels) no later than July 1. :^-' Which grafts are eligible? Spring wheat, durum, Montana winter wheat and corn are included. The program requires delivery of quality grain. How much cash advance is paid? $2.50 on wheat and durum, less freight, and 51.75 on corn, less freight, will be advanced to the producer within 30 days of delivery. Final settlement will be made as soon as possible after May 31, 1977. What about Acts of God? Contracts include a clause allowing cancellation if your crop is destroyed by an Act of God. How do you sign up? Contact your local participating GTA Elevator for details before July 1. { marketing service

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