The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 9, 1963 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 9, 1963
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0 THE OTTAWA HERALD w Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1993 Payments ;To Farmer I: ' . "Insurance 9 Ar« we spending too much mon- j ey for agriculture? References toi the "Agricultural situation" and the "mounting costs of government" in agriculture would infer that too much money is being spent for agriculture. A Kansas State University agricultural economist, Dr. Ray G i e s e m a n, points out that were it not for the tremendous increases in agricultural out- p u t in recent years, much federal spending in today's agriculture would not take place. "The two biggest items in federal expenditures for agriculture go for adjusting farm production and handling surpluses. Perhaps three-fourths of a budget in excess of $5 billion goes for these purposes," Gleiseman said. An examination of the federal budget for 1961 indicates government expenditures for all pur- "poses were $81,515 million. This 'amounts to about $445 for every /.person in the United States in Don _ ' .In contrast, the total agricultural budget was $5,173 million, tar foughtly $28 per person. , "The justification for federal expenditures in agriculture is found in the increased interdependence between agriculture and the rest of the economy. This point is often lost in the shuffle when urban -people refer to the growing costs of supporting farm people. "A good portion of the money spent for agriculture never makes its way back to the farmer. Rath- er, it is spent for the industries who handles surplus farm products. Or it is spent for improving public utilities in agriculture, which increases the demand for industrial products, not agricultural products." According to USDA estimates, there were 3,811,000 farms in 1961 and farm population was estimated at 14.8 million. This group of people, the K-State economist pointed out, represents about 8 per cent of our population. It could not possibly have pushed through Congress a budget of some $5 billion unless there were vital interests in such programs on the part of non-farm people. Just how much do farmers receive directly from the government? Gieseman gives this answer: "Statistics for 1961 show government payments to agriculture to be $1,484 million. This figure represented 4 per cent of total receipts from sale of crops and livestock from farms. Based on numbers of farms, this volume of payments represented $389 per farm. "Had the entire agricultural budget been paid to farmers, assistance would have been $1,357 per farm. Put in terms of cost to consumers, each person contributed $8.11 for payments to farmers. The $8.11 could be pretty good insurance for maintaining a food budget which costs the average consumer less than $400 per year." Giesemen added that no other country's population eats so well for so small a percentage of their income. Public funds to agriculture help maintain this balance. BEAUTY BACK TO BOOKS- Muguette Fabris, above, went back to her schoolbooks wondering if she would lose her job as a high school mathematics teacher in Luchon, France. The 22-year-old brunette was named Miss France of 1963 in a nationwide contest Jan. 1—entering without permission from the head of the school. 9,000 Draft Call In March WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department has set the Army's draft quota for March at 9,000 men — the biggest monthly quota since January 1962. The higher quota, announced Tuesday, was signaled in November when the Army disclosed it would increase its strength by 20,000 men through larger draft calls for six months. The aim is to build the Army manpower to The quota for January and February is 4,000. In December, 6,000 were drafted. No Night Shift For This Man WASHINGTON (AP) - Charles D. Everelt, 20, told Washington police who arrested him Tuesday he held up liquor stores during the daylight hours only. 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