The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 19, 1966
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(Art.) (Mate Kent - Itttojr, AU|Wt tt, INI - Fifi MB TAPLh rOOD PRICl.S 20 -r BUTTER (IW EGGS MM) BREAD OW MILK 0* .Congress, the Agriculture Department and the Federal Trade Commission or* inveitiga* ting price jumps in four bosk food commodities, la som« cases, the higher costs to con* sumers have been double or more moderate rises in prices received by farmers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the changes m market prices of butter, eggs,, bread and milk from June, 1965, to June this year compared with price levels in 1958. Be ClbsM Associate County Agent The objective of the "Cotton Research and.Promotion Act" to provide means of trying to Increase the demand for cotton. The declared purpose of the ct Is to authorize establishment of a procedure for de- 'eloping, financing and carrying ut research and promotion to trengthen cotton's competitive losition and expand markets, 'he program would be financed hrough assessments on all colon harvested in the U. S., ex- :luding extra - long staple cot- on. This would include all cotton produced in Arkansas. $1 Check-Off Meets On Tap A proposal to establish a new I program, of cotton research and research and promotion order for. upland cotton will be considered at a public hearing to be h|ld in 4 different locations beginning Aug. 22. the U. S. De- pirtment of Agriculture announced this week. Establishment of such an order was authorized by Congress this year in the Cotton Research and Promotion Act. The legislation is designed to enable cotton producers to engage in a comprehensive self- help, voluntary program to ex- ^nd markets for cotton. 'Officials of USDA's Consumer and Marketing Service said a proposal was submitted and a hearing requested by the National Cotton Council. Times and places for the hearing are scheduled as follows: Monday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m., Mem phis, Tenn., Sheraton-Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave.) Aug. 25, 9 a.m.. Dallas, Texas. Hotel Adolphu, 1321 Commerce St. Aug. 29, 9 a.m., Phoenix, Ariz., Westward Ho Hotel, 618 ^"Central Ave. Sept. 1, 9 a.m., Atlanta, Ga.. House Chamber of the S t a t e Capitol. The proposal provides for t promotion, to be administered by a Cotton Board composed of cotton producers nominated by cotton producing organizations and selected by the Secretary of Agriculture. - • The program would be financed through assessments of $1 per bale from upland cotton producers, to be collected by cotton handlers designated by the Cotton Board. Collections from any producer who did not wish to contribute would be refunded upon written applica- at the beginning of the ginning season for the 1967 crop. Contracts for reasearch and promotion projects would be made by the Cotton Board with a representative organization of cotton producers after approval by the Secretary of Agriculture All interested persons are in vited to testify at the public hearing. After study and analysis of the evidence presented at the hearing, USDA will issue a recommended decision on the proposal. Time will be allowed for any interested person to submit comments or exceptions on the recommended decision. Thereafter a final decision will be issued and if it is concluded that an order should be ssued, USDA will then announce a referendum among cotton producers. To become effective, the order would then require approval by two-thirds of the producers voting in the referendum, or by a majority of producers voting if that ma jority accounted for two-thirds of the cotton represented in the referendum. Single copies of the notice of hearing may be Obtained from offices of the Cotton Division's Consumer and Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, W a s h i n g t o n, D. C. 20250, or at the following offices. Atlanta — 1922 Piedmont Circle. N.E. (Box 13956), Atlanta. Ga., 30324. Memphis — 4841 Summer Ave (Box 17723, Memphis, . Tenn 38117.) Dallas — Merchandise Mart Building, 50 S. Ervay St., Dal las, Texas, 75201. Phoenix — 230 . First Ave. Phoenix, Ariz., 85025. Copies may also be obtainec from any cotton classing office of the Cotton Division. Copies of the notice are also available for inpections at Coun ty Extension Agent .and County ASCS offices in cotton produc ing areas. Insects Acting Up Down On The Farm. Jim Wallace Assistant County Agent Insect activity in the county Is 'definitely increasing. Last week bollworm damage was counted on 89 of the 134 fields scouted by our three insect scouts. There was a jump in the number of worms found. Most of the worms were small, which could indicate bigger problems in the future. The number of moths caught in the light trap at Manila doubled the first of this weak, and the peak isn't here yet. It's expected next week. This rainy, cool weather has slowed down beneficial activity tremendously. Ants, which are so important oh bollworm eggs, have ceased to be of any im portance. And our cotton Is later, more succulent than usual, much more inviting to bollworm outbreaks. You should be especially careful to scout your fields properly the next two or three weeks. While scouting you will probably see small squares literally cov- tinie of the year especially wes of the lake. This might bi something to watch. If you have I to. poison for plantbugs, use Dylox. It's supposedly less toxic to beneficial insects. And to gel completely rid of them now would really be asking for trou- blfe later on. ering the ground. This is not] to be confused with insect damage. It is our unusual weather conditions that is causing these squares to fall, and we can't do anything about that. Other insects were present only in small numbers this past week. The only concern was with a field in the Buckeye Area which had a large population of plant bugs, 50 per 100 terminals. Very unusual this BOOKS BEFORE 1641 DALLAS (AP) — All books printed in English before the year 1641 now are available on microfilm at Southern Methodist University. The collection contains about 26,500 editions on 1,061 reels Of film. The university now will begin receiving books printed from 1641 to 1700 as part of a microfilm service. , . • • . Cotton Research Act: Background ... ' ' ' • t •• • •: I.-,':'* -<i-v; i _..•-...._.- *Vft^ This would In don* through the issuance of ordiri applicable to perwiu engaged In harvesting, marketing, ginning, or other handling of cotton. . « * * The legislation provide* a mechanism through which cotton farmeri can decide, in a referendum, whether to start the new program. The expanded program of cot ton research and promotion would be financed by grower assessments of $1 per bale, to be collect* by cotton handlers, but with a provision for refunds to growers who demand them. No order by the Secretary of Agriculture will be effective un- less approved In one of the following manners: (1) a favorable vote by at least two-thirds of the producers voting; or (2) • majority of those provided they account for at least two-thirds of the total cotton production represented by those voting in the referendum. Advocates of the program say it is urgently needed as means of improving the competitive position of cotton. Others insist that government price policy and not a lack of research and promotion are mainly responsible for the loss of cotton markets to man-made fibers. On one point most cotton growers are agreed: That a larger mar- ket for the fiber Is needed to avoid still larger acreage reductions. The government acted to reduce UM acreage, which is estimated to be about one-fourth less than the acreage planted In 1965. Cotton farmers, In an effort to hold down costs and maintain profits, have been using the results of research — science and technology — to increase their productivity. One result is that yields per harv«*ted acre, on a belt-wide basis, have risen from 269 pounds of lint in 1951 to S2S pounds in 1965. Yields in North Mississippi county in the same period have increased from 878 pounds to KB pounds per acre. But In this same period, there has been little or no higher market to accommodate higher yields. Annual average s a lei were 12.6 million biles in 1951-31' through 1955-56 period. In the five - .year period, 1961-62 through 1965-66 sales of U. S. upland cotton averaged 13.0 million bales. The carryover of U.' S. cotton has risen to an all time high, about 16.6 million bales and 2 million above the previous record in 1956. The big questions for farmeri. are: (1) How much can the usa of cotton be increased? and (2) By what methods? FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent I'm glad I wrote last week ibout the important factors in he growth of a cotton plant, and the unfavorable condition hat may make the plant' shed squares excessively. The long rain spell, plus continuous cloudy days in mid-Au- ;ust almost spells doom for a high cotton yield in 1966. Many of our cotton fields have >een shocked into as great a square and small boll shed as I have seen. Part of this shed s normal for this time of year, but not all of it. It's all over now. Look at your cotton. If it does not have a good crop of bolls and squares now, it will not have in 1966. It is now tod late for the slants to. produce new "forms" or "match head squares" and expect them to mature into open bolls of cotton. Oh sure, our cotton may bloom and set a multi-trillion bolls in September — for the frost, freeze and late insects to get. * * * Many farmers, and research people, have tagged cotton blooms in late August and early September to learn the 1 a s I blooms that make open cotton for fall harvest. It varies every year, depending on temperature, sunlight and the killing frost date. Blooms on September 1, this far North in the cotton belt, are about the last blooms you expect to produce open cotton. Blooms for a week or two at :er this critical time may produce bolls that freeze open er crack open during winter. These make what farmers call "boll- es." This is what farm labor used to "snap" in the spring. Remember 1945, and the spring of 1946? Many farmers were snapping cotton on one side of a field and planting a new crop on the other side, in April, 1946. Sollies are no longer profitable. The recommended wheat planting date is October 15 to November 15. Start making arrangements soon for your wheat seed. It may not be smart to wait until seeding tune. I think now that the area has enough seed, but I do not know it for sure. L. H. Simerl, Extension Agronomist, University of Illinois says, "The wheat surplus is gone." . He also says the corn surplus will disappear soon. Wheat is the third best crop for Mississippi County. I can give you about twenty reasons why this is so. Our staff will offer more help ful information on wheat production as we approach fall. TROUT IN MAIN STREET DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Residents of Himeville, a Natal province village in the foot- alls of the Drakensberg range, Caught trout weighing up to half pound in their main street after a flash storm over the mountain. A deluge of three inches of •am in just over half .an hour brought the Umkomazana river down in flood. Water kneerdeep swept through the main street. When it began subsiding people waded in and caught the trout as they swam along foe road. 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