The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 3, 1971 · Page 24
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'"HUIW PlHHJJjijpijj' Why? aided by a new farm program that induced them to plant uo to 20 per cent cornland, farmers geared up to cash in on high prices resulting from the blight. Seed corn companies switched to normal (blight - resistent) seed, and dry weather in July and August prevented the fungus from spreading. Now farmers are venting their anger with the government for encouraging more com acreage. "In November of 1970 we begged Secretary Hardin on bended knees not to increase acreage," declares Walter W. Goeppinger a large-acreage corn farmer in Iowa and South Dakota who serves as President of the National Corn Growers Association. "Here is our official statement to Hardin in November of 1970," said Goeppinger, (pointing an I-told-you-so finger from his Boone, Iowa, headquarters.) "The probabilities of favorable weather for reoccurrence of southern com-leaf blight in the central and eastern com belt are only one in 50. We suggest you not expand acreage to a point where we get into the same difficulties as the expansion that occurred in 1967 — that took three years for farmers to work off surpluses and poor prices." Same for Other Crops Although less dramatic, the harvest picture Is the same for other feed grain crops. Wheat alone is up 18 per cent and the harvest of corn, wheat, sorghum, sovbeans, oats and bar- lev corr-bined are estimated at 10.437.058 000 bushels—a whop- p 'lt* 1.795 056 : 000 bushels over last year. Nearly half of the inc-ease (44 per cent) comes from the four-state area of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. The movement of com futures on the Chicago Board of T<*ade this summer is a drastic p : cture of the warning O^pninger issued in November. 1970. Prices fell 40 cents in less than two months as facts about the blight and the size of the feed grain crop became clear. Knowing farm income will be hurt, farm organizations are asking for relief. The militant National Farmers Organizaton has asked Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardin for a moratorium on the delivery of farm-stored grains and sharp increases in the loan rates for major crops. Their proposal asks tor a loan rate of $1.56 per bushel for corn; $1.75 per The National Farmers Union has asked the House agricultural subcommittee for legislation establishing a na- national strategic reserve for a broad range of farm commodities. At harvest it would authorize purchase of up to 875 million bushels of corn, 300 Million bushels of wheat and 100 million bushels of soybeans. Under the plan such a reserve would insulated from the market, and no stock would be sold in open market at less than full parity price, except in a declared national emergency. Price Support Loan Rates Responding to the big corn crop, the National Corn Growers Association is requesting that price-support loan rates for 1971 be raised by 20 cents to $1.25 a bushel, and that the present, non-acreage, restricted, set-aside land program be dropped in favor of the old crop-land adjustment program. They were joined by the National Wheat Growers in seeking a return to voluntary, paid - acreage diversion. This option, spokesmen point out, is open to the Secretary under section 501-C1 of the new farm law. Wheat growers are predicting farmers will increase plantings 20 per cent next year unless a change is made. One point is clear — farm income will be hurt. Consider the last two corn crops. In 1969 farmers harvested about 4 .6 billion bushels, prices paid during October, November and December averaged $1.09. Thus at harvest time the value of the crop was about $5 billion. Tbe blighted drought-damaged 1970 crop was 10 per cent smaller with 4 .1 billion bushels. Harvest prices averaged $1.33 a bushel, putting the crop 's value at nearly $5.5 billion. Policemen Using Cards Calling AUCKLAND (AP) - New Zealand police now leave calling cards with people they visit. Each card names three constables who make up each patrol. "It's much better for the public to be able to ask for a police officer by name if they need to ring the central police station rather than get the impression they are dealing with a vast impersonal organization," Chief Inspector K. O. Thompson said. Forming Expedition To Find Wives TROMELLO, Italy (AP) - A group of north Italian farmers who have had celibacy thrust upon them by a shortage of girls in their town are organizing a wife-hunting expedition to another Italian region. They distributed leaflets in this agricultural center south of Milan saying: "It is easier to find a mushroom in Milan's public gardens than a farmer's wife in Tromello. , ' Hutchinson News Sunday, Oct. 3, 1971 Page 25 (Hutchlmon Nwn-UPI Ttlaptoto) MUSEUM PIECE—Stone caryatids at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry look on silently as the Apollo Eight command module is hoisted up to an opening in the museum's roof. The spacecraft, too large for any of the museum's doors, was later lowered to the floor and will be displayed among the museum's Apollo mission exhibits. The craft orbited the moon and returned to earth in December 1966. Farm Income Hit By Bumper Crops (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service [bushel for Wheat and $2.75 perl FRANKFURT, Ill.-"Farmers bushel for soybeans, have planted corn in e v e r y | corner but the cemetery," Warned Larry Simerl, University of Illinois economist, prior to the September crop report. "This fact will weigh heavier on the market than the (Corn) Blight." With the September report, it now appears that plantings could have included the cemeteries. This year's corn crop is expected to be 30 per cent larger than last year, and for the first time since 1948 this country will produce more than 600 million bushels of corn in excess of what it can use or export. ^^^•^^^^ "WHERE YO: ALAAVS BUY THE BEST FOR LESS" CalBSON'S SUNDAYS 12 N0 ™ 7 PM P.M. I OPEN DAILY 9 AJ % 10 .,...,..„.. TO 112 EAST FOURTH ST. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS HEALTH & BEAUTY NEW! JERGENS LOTION $109 15 oz. POLIDENT DENTURE CLEANSER 26 TABLETS GIBSON'S DISCOUNT PRICE GLEEM II TOOTHPASTE Family Size 10.25 oz. JAR LUSTRE CREME SHAMPOO 93< PROTEIN 21 HAIR SPRAY Reg., H-T-H, Unscented GIBSON'S DISCOUNT PRICE $ 13 oz. r 7 TERI DISPOSABLE TOWEL NYLON REINFORCED GIBSON'S DISCOUNT PRICE 43 DELSEY White & Asst. Colors BATHROOM TISSUE 23 FACIAL TISSUE 200 ct. White & Asst. 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