Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on February 25, 1976 · Page 28
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28 OREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Wed.. Feb.25,1»76 Ag supplies ore expected to decline as demand increases Researchers attempt to get more from the sugar beet By JOHN It. KEEL Associiled Press Writer The demand for sugar is predicted to increase while the supply may get shorter and researchers are trying to figure out how to get more from the beet. Gene Boyles, assistant director of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service's sugar division, recently said the expanding population and rising income level will cause the consumption of natural sweetener to increase by 20 million metric tons by 1965. Boyles said at Caldwell, Idaho, that the world production of sugar is expected to be about two million metric tons more than the demand this year, which will go into filling shortages now. "The long-term need is the critical factor," he said. Later Boyles told a Yakima Valley sugar growers workshop in Toppenish, Wash., that another sugar shortage may be just around the corner. Boyles and Marvin Gelles, acting director of the sugar division, said sugar consumption is declining in the United States right now, but it is increasing and will continue to increase elsewhere in the world. "The increase in consumption will require the construction of 30 new refineries capable of more of our own sugar here or handling 75,000 to 100,000 tons import more." Gelles said sugar growers will control the amount of import by how much they plant next year. He also said growers under a proclamation by Presi- increase their acreage after the dent Ford. lower · prices last year com"We will probably need about pared to the record high prices five million tons of sugar from foreign countries," Gelles said. "But with the increase in population and the rising demand, we will either need to produce of 1974. Meanwhile, researchers for the University of Idaho College of Agriculture say huge amounts of sugar are dis- engineering'. "Sugar content in beets is being reduced during storage due to many different factors. Belter methods of storage could be one important means of reducing losses." Peterson said storing beets on the ground in piles causes working on improved handling and harvesting equipment. Peterson said the first goal is a ·means of measuring beet dam- of sugar each year," Gelles said. "To my knowledge, there are no plans to meet the refining needs." They said the United States will not need to import the seven million tons of sugar allowed appearing between harvesting respiration and deterioration, and processing beets. cutting the sugar content. "Injury during may not have the incentive to harvesting and post-harvest handling is a major part of the problem," said Charles L. Peterson, associate professor of agricultural LYNN HEINZE, Editor Wheat seminar sef Friday Don Woodward, president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), will headline the 1976 Colorado Wheat Seminar to be held Friday in Denver. "Government intervention in the marketplace" will be the title of his address and it will focus on the NAWG's legal actions against (he present Administration. Many wheat farmers are very interested in the NAWG planned course of action. The wheat seminar will provide the occasion to learn more about this important issue. The seminar will also afford an opportunity to meet the newly appointed Colorado commissioner of agriculture, J. Evan Goulding. Commissioner Goulding will be the initial speaker and will explain his outlook for agriculture as he approaches his new job. From Washington, D.C. and representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture,' James Hutchinson will discuss, "Expansion of U.S. Agricultural Exports-U.S.D.A. Position and Policy." H u t - chfnson is the general sales manager for U.S.D.A. and is responsible for all P.L, 480 aid and C.C.C. credit sales. Robert Martin, vice president of merchandising for United Grain Co. in Portland, Ore,, will also be discussing the export market. Martin's address is entitled, "Why the Pacific Northwest has become a Major Water law compilation available The most current compilation of water quantity laws for Colorado is available, through the Center for Economic Education at Colorado State University. The document was compiled by Dr. George Radosevich, a lawyer and economics faculty member at CSU, and Donald H. Hamburg and Loren L. Swick, both assistant state solicitors general in the Colorado Department of Law. The work, "Colorado Water Laws: A Compilation of Statutes, Regulations, Com- pacts and Selected Cases," is (he successor to a compilation published in 1971. It reflects the current referencing system of (he 1973 Colorado Revised Statutes and is expanded to include land use legislation affecting water use and powers and functions of municipalities in acquisition and use of water. In general, the compilation contains statutes pertaining to creation, adjudication and administration of water rights, distribution of waters of the state, and land development Green revolution in red Cuba HAVANA", Cuba (UPI) -- A cigar-smoking Cuban named mischievous glint came into the Castro, dressed in typical green eyes of the big, burly, bearded, army fatigues. STOLL'S MARKET North llthAve. ari. 89 WIENERS PRUNES MM ... lib.p* t «45* HONEY GRAHAMS.^ 2,M^,,,,99' PORK BEANS.,,*,,,. ».59 '°° SARDINES IN OIL*.** 4.4*'! 1 RYE FLOUR WHIM 5*.*!" MACARONI CHEESES2T.IT 4.*T 35* MARGARINE, 1 PRODUCE Golden Delicious and Delicious Winesaps APPLES4 J1 00 l /2.. J2 98 *V 0 While The) List TANGERINES *, ORANGES.^ 5,R 5 r TOMATOES ..49* Tuts lib) ltd GRAPEFRUIT 18*n J 2« ORANGES.*- 18r,V2' 5 POTATOESTM*, ZOi^'l 79 PECANS rum sheii ID. 98 WALNUTSi.sw ,59' CARROTS c* *15* BANANAS ""^ "This is a green revolution," ho said, waving his arms at the farm land around him, "even if it's run by the reds." Would Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro speak like thai? No way. That was his irreverent, look-alike older brother, Ramon. ~ "There were nine boys in the family," said Ramon, at 52 the eldest. "Some are very good, some are good, some are average, some are bad. "I'm very good," he said with a wry smile. "Fidd -he's not so good." Ramon made the remarks to several Canadian newsmen who visited the experimental farm he runs in the Picadura valley near Havana. The farm is stocked with Canadian breeding cattle. "Maybe the cows we bring down from Canada understand English or French, but their children speak Spanish," he said. "They're good Socialist cows." Aq~dATES Feb. 27 Federal Land Bank annual stockholders dinner meeting, 11 a.m., Greelcy Community Building. Mar. 2-3 Western Chip Potato Seminar, Stouffer's Denver Inn. Mar. 10 Colorado 'Wool Growers Meeting, 6 p.m., American legion, Greeley. Mar. 20 Ashton 4-H Club- sponsored paper drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillside Mall Shopping .Center and K-Mart parking lots. Proceess support club youth activities. ^ mm SALCS ··STPV/CtrL/ \J 7)8 10th SI. 352.2005 "We know bruising of beets contributes to losses," he said. "Big savings could be made through a program designed to bring all beets into the storage "On the average, each ton of pile in a noninjured condition." stored beets will lose about half Peterson said ventilated storage structures were tested at Toppenish and that reduced sugar losses more than 50 per X a pound of sugar per day," he said. He said his researchers are cent. He said the tests included a canopy cover, a warehouse" similar (o (hat used for potatoes and an air-inflated plastic dome. Peterson said the low-cost canopy, was just as effective as the more expensive protection. "In North Dakota and Minnesota, good results have been obtained from deep-freezing the sugar beets," Peterson said. "Under their climatic conditions, a small pile of beets will freeze solidly and stay frozen. Market Outlet for Colorado Wheat." Always popular with wheat producers is Dr. James Welsh's briefing on the current status of his wheat breeding efforts at Colorado Stale University. Welsh has become a regular at the Colorado Wheat Seminar and always provides an interesting talk. All wheat producers are invited to attend this annual meeting. Producers who are interested in learning more about their industry should plan to attend. The wheat seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 15th and Glenarm Streets, Denver. Free registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. and water allocation. It also contains statutes on compacts and treaties affecting interstate waters, judicial decisions of importance to water use, conservation of water, and administration and control of ground and surface waters by the state engineer. Cost of the publication is $20 and annual updates will be $5. Orders can be placed through the Center for Economic Education, Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. 80523, telephone (303) 491-5706. Poor crops likely Peppy McKinncy, 46, of Pecos, Tex., examines the stunted grain crop on his poor crops. Most farmers in the area indicate they will lose money this year 400-acre farm west of Pecos. A hike in the rates for natural gas which farmers use because of the drought. (AP Wircpholo) to run irrigation pumps along with below-average rainfall this year resulted in Price supports to go up, but stay under market ByHKKNAKDBRKNNKR WASHINGTON U P I ) - Government price supports for grains and cotton will rise about 10 to 14 per cent this year but -- in a rebuff to farm spokesmen who wanted bigger increases -- will remain well below current market prices, the Agriculture Department has announced. At the same time, however, Agriculture Secretary Earl L. But?, has granted annthpr farm bloc request by agreeing to revive the government support program for soybeans which lie suspended in 1975. Butz's announcements on grain and cotton supports contained no real surprises. Word had leaked earlier from administration sources that in addition to legally-mandated increases this year in support target prices for grains and cotton, Butz would use his discretionary powers to grant roughly matching increases in crop support loans. In the official announcement Monday, Butz said the support target for corn would go from last yrar's $1 HR a hushpl tn a new rate of $1.57 for this year's crop. The increase was required by a 1973 law which ties the targets - which serve to trigger direct payments to farmers if market prices dip below (he tnrgel level -- to changes in farm production cosls. No increase was legally required in the crop support loan for corn which was $1.10 a bushel last year, but Butz raised it to $1.25, an increase roughly proportional to (he hike in the target. For other crops, the pattern was the same as Bulz rejected pressure from some farm groups vrtio wanted leans raised to much higher levels so farmers could get stronger protection against the possibility lhat big harvests would force market prices down. The new supports remained well below No improvement seen in wheat crop WASHINGTON (UPI) -The condition of Hie winter wheat crop in drought-plagued major producing areas in the southern and central Great Plains showed no improvement last week and even deteriorated slightly in many places, the Agriculture Department says. The glum news iir a weekly crop weather report indicated a preliminary government estimate of 1976 winter wheat production in April appears likely to show the crop cut from the last forecast - in December -- which itself indicated production down 9 per cent from last year's record. The weekly report said strong winds last week accompanied a major storm which further eroded dry soils across eastern Colorado, western Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas high plains. In other parts of the country, however, the report said grains were in "fair to good" condition. In a separate report, Agriculture officials said reports from China showed timely rains and snows in mid-February eased drought conditions in northern and northeastern regions. But experts added that the relief appeared to be minor except in areas south of the Yellow River. Turkeys disrupt cattle operation LINCOLN, Mich. (UPI) --As lifetime without ever seeing far as farmer Dean McKinnon another wild turkey, is concerned, he can go a whole A flock of wild fowl, unable to World fats production up WASHINGTON ( A P ) World production of fats and oils this year is estimated at a record of 48.6 million metric tons, up 6 per cent from calendar 1975, including larger, output of certain items which will mean stiffer competition for U.S. soybean producers, according to the Agriculture Department. The department's Foreign Agricultural Service said that key factors in the larger 1976 fats and oils production include: - A near-record U.S. soybean crop which will provide 23 per cent more oil than the reduced 197-1 harvest. --More Brazilian soybeans, which will contribute 20 per cent more oil. A 28 per cent increase in oil from a larger peanut crop in India. About 15 per cent more palm oil from major producers, including Malaysia and other tropical countries. Of the total, U.S. fats and oils production this year -- which include animal fats as well as oil from oilseeds - is expected to account for more than 11.5 million tons and foreign countries nearly 37.1 million tons. A metric ton is 2,205 pounds. Exports of U.S. fats and oils are expected to total 4.25 million tons this year, only a slight increase from 4.1 million in calendar 1975 and still substan- (ially below (he 5.2 million tnns exported in 1974, the agency said. The net effect of rising world producton ii that (he United Slates will no longer be "the only store on the block" when it comes to importing countries shopping for fats and oils scratch up its own food in the deep snows of northern Alcona County, has moved into McKinnon's barnyard, helping itself to the corn in his cattle feeders. McKinnon's cattle are frightened by the turkeys when they flap their wings, and McKinnon says he's losing about 100 pounds of grain each day to the intruders. At one point, he said, about 80 of (he turkeys paraded into his barn. Whon he Iried to lock them in, they broke out all the windows. Tom Havord, a wildlife biologist at the state Department of Natural Resources district office at nearby Mio, has come to McKinnon's aid. "As soon as the snow melts we'll go in with rocket nets or perhaps cloverleaf traps and move Ihe birds away," Havord said Tuesday. Orlo Troyer. who owns a farm in Fairview in neighboring Oscoda County, has had his own problems with turkeys. the $2.44 average mid-January corn price. For soybeans, which are not ·included in the large! price program, Butz set a support loan rate of $2.50 a bushel compared with the $2.25 rate used in 1971 No support was offered in 1975 on grounds lhat good market conditions made the program meaningless, but Butz said he was restoring ihc support this year because growers are facing increased competition from Brazilian soybeans and Asian palm oil. On other crops, the support target and loan actions included: -- Wheat: targets raised from 52.05 last year to $2.29, and the crop support loan rate from $1.37a bushel last year to $1.50. -- Grain sorghum: the target went from $1.31 a bushel in 1975 to $1.49, and the loan from $1.05 a bushel to a new -rate of $1.19. -- Barley: the target rose from last year's $1.13 a bushel to $1.28, and the loan from 90 cents a bushel to $1.02. - Cotton: the target which was 38 cents a pound last year rose to 43.2 cents. The loan earlier had been raised from 34.27 cents to a new level of 37.12 cents. Oals: the loan rose from 54 cents a bushel last year to GO cents, and the rye loan from 89 cents a bushel in 1975 .to $1 a bushel. These crops are not covered by target prices. The higher large! prices, while they may remain below markets and thus may not produce payments for most farmers, will serve to bring bigger returns to some wheat growers and other farmers who lose substantial portions of llicir l*(7fi crops to drought or other natural disasters. This is because current farm law provides disaster payments, based on ;«l per cent of the target price, for grain and colton crops lost in cases of "substantial 1 'natural disaster. JOHNSTOWN FEED SEED Phone: 587-4681 Place your order early for Small Grains and Pinto Beans Ask about Fielder Wheat! We have an approved Certified Seed Plant Let us do your Custom Cleaning WeatherStowers RESIDE YOUR HOME AND SAVE Offer Good on Steel, Aluminum Vinyl Siding _ Until March 1st INSTALLATION DONE BY OUR OWN EXPERIENCED APPLICATORS USING RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY PROCEDURES Also Patio Covets - Carports - tunings Patio Enclosures - Replacement Windows . 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