The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 28, 1963 · Page 20
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 20

Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, January 28, 1963
Page 20
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10 THE OTTAWA HERALD 'Monday, Jan. 28, 1963 Kansans Tops In Conservation WORK FOR FARMERS — These women make up Franklin County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office staff at Ottawa. Seated are Mrs. Neil Carlson (left) and Mrs. Richard Lee. Standing (from left) are Mrs. Kenneth Campbell, Mrs. Lyndel Chism, Mrs. David Brown, Mrs. Richard Pointer and Mrs. Walter Murray. (Herald Photo) See Reduction In Feed Grain Stocks Farmer participation in the 1961 and 1962 feed grain programs is bringing about a one- third reduction in feed grain stocks, Gilbert W. Egbert, chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation state committee, said today. By next October, feed grain stocks are expected to be about 28 million tons below the 84.7- million-ton level of October 1, 1961, he said. Wheat stocks will be down about 100 million bushels next July 1 as a result of participation in the 1962 wheat stabilization program. Egbert cited these achieve-1 program has been set for Febru- ments in bringing production into line with needs through the diversion of wheat and feed grain acreage to conserving uses. By participating in the diversion programs, the fanner earns a diversion payment and a price-support payment, and he also qualifies for a regular price - support loan or purchase agreement on his crop. The signup period for 1963-crop corn, grain sorphum and barley under the voluntary feed grain ary 1 through March 22. "We hope," Egbert said, "that between now and the time for filing program applications, farmers will get all the facts about the diversion programs, and then plan their 1963-crop production around the programs. These 1963 programs provide a means of making further progress toward solving our problems of surplus stocks and low farm income." Price support on 1963-crop corn, part in the 1963 feed grain program. Wheat farmers who did not sign up to participate in the 1963 wheat stabilization program may qualify for price-support loans or purchase agreements (but not for price - support payments) by commplying with their farm wheat acreage allotments. The price - support payments are a new feature of the 1963 diversion programs. They will be made on the normal production of the 1963 feed grain or wheat acreage, as the case may be, regardless of the farm's actual yield and also without regard to whether the crop is fed, marketed or placed under price support. A soil conservation award program is described in this article, written especially for The Herald's Conservation Edition by R. C. Land, Extension soil conservationist, Kansas State University, Manhattan— The Editor. By R. C. Lind Dickinson and Kingman County Soil Conservation Districts were selected as the grand award winners for 1961-62 in the Goodyear Soil Conservation Award Contest. These two districts were named by state agricultural leaders who reviewed the work of farmer-cooperators from 39 districts entered in the 15th annual con test. Kansas is divided into two divisions and winners are selected for each district. Dickinson County was selected as the winner representing the Eastern Kan sas district and Kingman County was selected as the winner from Western Kansas. Four men from the two districts were guests of the rubber company on a four-day trip to Arizona in December to study conservation work on Goodyear's 14,000 • acre desert farm. A total of 104 guests representing top districts throughout the Unitec States were present. The top farmer - cooperator in the Dickinson District was Gran Engle, Route 3, Abilene. The Soi Conservation District Board o Supervisors were represented bj Paul E. Taylor, Chapman. major crop emphasis on wheat, eed grain, forage and hay. He Iso has dairy cattle. This Kanas farmer has carried out a hum- )er of conservation practices on is farm including: building of terraces and waterways, contour arming, •'tree planting and other good farm management prac- ices. Top farmer - cooperator in the tingman District is Harold L. Reida, Rago. The Board of Supervisors were represented by George I. Lands, Kingman. Reida Farms 1,200 acres with us major crop emphasis on wheat, milo, oats and hay. He also feeds out beef cattle. Conservation practices followed on his farm include: stockwater dams, terraces, waterways, con tour farming, erosion control dams and operation of the farm on a complete soil conservation plan. The four men were flown to Arizona for the visit and stayed at Goodyear's resort, the Wigwam. The entire purpose of this contest is to stimulate individual'ef- fort in soil conservation. Districts winning the award in past years include Nemaha, Brown, Sedg wick, Clay, Kearny, Stevens, Ri ley, Reno, Dickinson, Harper Cowley, Rice, Coffee, and Butler Engle Farms 480 acres with hi •Hie WANTADS CH 2-4700 For Soil Conservation Work of ALL KINDS Contact. . . . HARBISON Construction Co. Phone TU 3-5073 TU 3-6432 Wellsville, Kansas We have the following equipment — Two D-6 Bulldozers and Scoop . . . No. 12 Motor- grader . . . Rome Disc . . . Back Hoe and Loader. Approved Soil Conservation Contractor Member Of... Kansas Conservation Contractors Assn. Bulldozing - Grading APPROVED SOIL CONSERVATION CONTRACTOR A Well-Planned Soil Conservation Program Like Money in the Bank . . . Pays BIG DIVIDENDS! . w . ONTGOAAERY WARD We invite you to attend the annual Soil Conservation District \ Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 30th Memorial Auditorium. "For advice on how to properly practice Soil Conservation in all phases, such as, waterways, ponds, terracing, reclaiming lost land du $ to erosion, etc. See IRVIN ROSS, Work Unit Conservationist for Franklin Coun• in ty! We personally invite you to be our guest to attend the SOIL CONSERVATION MEETING and FREE Dinner in Ottawa Wednesday, Jan. 30th — Everything FREE. SOIL it FREE PARKING ALL DAY In Our Big Lot Riverside TRACTOR TIRES Boy NOW During This Special Savings Time RIVERSIDE POWER-TRAC REAR NOW ONLY 49 10-28, 4 ply, plus excise tax NO TRADE-IN REQUIRED • Self-cleaning, wide angle-ben* tread • Treated with antl-oxidants to minimize damage from exposure • New-tractor-quality tire that's built to give max* imum traction in all soil conditions. Firmly braced and scientifically designed tread reduces slippage —plows more acreage with less fuel Let Us Help You Finance Your Soil Conservation Program. The Wellsville Bank Wdlsville, Kansas Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation NO MONEY DOWN when you buy on credit from Wards! RIVERSIDE TRI-RIB FRONTS Turn and steer with ^ ease even in loose 1 •oil*. Thick, tough I rubber s i d e w a 11 s | stand-up under con- _ _ . stant impacts day af- excise tax ter day. No Trade-in Required You May Purchase Your Tractor Tires on Our FARM PLAN . . . No Down Payment Balance in two 6 month's payments Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Monty Back on All Riverside Tires

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