Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 3, 1977 · Page 17
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 17

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, June 3, 1977
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Fr!.,June 3,1977 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 17 USDA disputes claim that federal orders hike milk surpluses By DON KENDALL Agriculture Department dis- -ports, marketing orders and higher costs to consumers. Basically, federal marketing ders are intended, the USDA general and dairy production in producers." the department AP Farm Writer agrees with Justice Department dairy cooperatives have re- The USDA comments were in orders set minimum prices that report said, "to provide a bet- particular cannot be viewed in said. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The claims that federal price sup- suited in milk surpluses and answer to a report issued Jan. must be paid farmers for their ter marketing \fjaetnn nnDOi'nfpd "'" 17 by Justice's antitrust divi- milk in specific areas. The or- sion. It was sent to Ally. Gen. Griffin Bell late last week by WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ' culture Secretary Bob Bergland has appointed Stanley D. Weston as a deputy for public affairs. Weston, 45, was a speech writer lo then-Agriculture See- By RANDOLPH E. SC1IMID and springs - were also dccluv ""''' --···- ··""·· . Asoclatcd Press Writer ing in many parts of the coun- WASHINGTON (AP) - The try. However, that is normal U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday that the drought is moving east, at least temporar- Drought moving east, USGS survey reports ily. The flow of water in streams and rivers in May was deficient in 90 of 159 reporting stations across the country and only eight had above normnal water levels, officials said. "The area of hydrologic drought appears to have deepened and expanded eastward at least temporarily," said Carroll Saboe, chief of the survey's current water conditions group. "Al though somecoastal areas of the Pacific Northwest were reporting their first near-normal flows in seven months, significant declines in streamflow to well below normal levels were reported in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey," he added. Last month was the driest May on record for- streams for this lime of the year. Levels were below normal in most of the west with record low levels noted in wells in the Texas Panhandle, Arizona and North Dakota. Rainfall, however, improved the well-water situation somewhat in Kentucky, North Carolina and western Iowa. The combined flow of water in the nation's five biggest rivers -- Mississippi, St. Lawrence, Ohio, Missouri and Columbia -- dropped 25 per cent from April and all but the St. Lawrence were at least 40 per cent below normal in May. per cent below normal. Ground water levels were also below normal in Maryland and Delaware. Although increased rainfall was reported in parts of the western drought area, this produced little change in stream- How. 'For example, most rain in northwest Utah was absorbed- into the dry ground and streams remained 80 per cent below normal. The Weber River at Oakley, Utah was at its lowest level in 73 years. Similarly in Idaho precipitation was above normal but streamflow was still down, some rivers at the lowest level in 60 years. And reservoirs Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland. In his letter to Bell, Bergland said USDA's comments "vigorously question certain of the report's premises and conclusions relating to cooperatives and the retary Orville Freeman during marketing order program." the 1960s. ter marketing system than such a narrow light. would otherwise prevail." "Congress, upheld by the The Justice report said that a courts, has provided certain premise underlying antitrust legislative exemptions to the laws is that "a competitive antitrust laws for agricultural market is superior to a regulated one, that regulations should be the least restrictive possible and that competitive behavior should not be feared but welcomed." USDA said that agriculture in "Legislation authorizing marketing orders and formation of cooperatives recognizes some of the special problems faced by agricultural producers." fKiRINEWS 'Hamburger Society' may revise production Onorato TV Appliance Sales 8. Service Milliken. Colo. Phone: 587-4367 JIM. R A Y . PAT AUTHORIZED DEALER RCA CORNING WHIRLPOOL LITTON MICROWAVE ZENITH KITCHENAID SONY HOOVER MAYTAG AMANA were also considerably below The sharpest drop was regis- normal, tered by the Ohio River, whose flow at Louisville, Ky., dropped 60 per cent during the month to an average of 48 billion gallons per day, 44 per cent below normal. The decline in'Water flow in the East was characterized by checked in nine states, the sci- three major rivers, the Susque- enlist said, Including most of hanna, Potomac and James. All Colorado, Utah and Idaho. three discharge into Chesa- The levels of underground peake Bay and the flow of water -- thai which feeds wells freshwaler into the bay was 46 Grain pools OKd Record May precipitation was reported in parts of California, helping ease water use and producing some inflow for reservoirs. Runoff at index stations in Southern California was above normal, but in northern California the contents of major reservoirs remained 60 per cent, below normal and runoff from the Sierra Nevada was 85 per cent below' normal. The growing "hamburger society" in the United States has the beef industry looking for ways to revise.production and marketing methods "in order to satisfy consumers, according to a nationally recognized meat cookery expert. Reba Staggs,, director of home economics for the National Live Stock and Meat Board, said demand for ground beef will continue to increase and the beef industry must be able to react to this change in its market. She made her remarks as a member of a panel discussing, "Hamburger -- Boon or Bust "The industry may need to develop methods to earn a profit through producing and marketing animals intended primarily for ground beef," she said. According to Miss Staggs, hamburger also is becoming more popular with Americans because of changing attitudes regarding meal preparation. "People now want their meals to be fast and easy to prepare, with consistant results and yet offer variety. Ground beef is the beef industry's best product to meet these requirements," she said. "And with more women working, more children out of the house for various activities WASHINGTON'(AP) - Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland Thursday approved a far-reaching plan to let cooperatives collect federal price support loans for farmers on crops of wheat, corn and other grain in hopes of giving them an edge in the lucrative export trade. The plan, challenged bitterly by big independent grain companies and at least two national farm organizations, is aimed at letting co-ops "pool" grain in behalf of farmer members. - With a large amount of wheat under its control, a cooperative then will be able to negotiate better prices from big-volume grain buyers such as the Soviet union, China and other foreign countries. Bergiand approved the plan in the face of opposition from thousands of individuals, including farmers and independent grain interests. Opponents challenged Ihe proposal on many grounds, including claims that it will give co-ops too much power and could lead to monopolies · Three named fo ASCS board for Colorado for the Beef Industry" during the American Feed and the growing trend to ever Manufacturers convention. more informality, I see nothing "Ground beef is finding its to indicate anything but in- way into more and more meals, creased use of ground beef in It is no longer reserved only for the future. DENVER (AP) -- Sheridan patties or meat loaves,"'said ".We will not, of course, Lake farmer F. Hobart Hallock Miss Staggs. "Casserole and become a strictly hamburger has been appointed chairman of stuffed vegetable recipes call society. There will always be a the State Committee of the Ag- for ground beef. The growing place for high quality steaks, riculturalSlabilizalionandCon- popularity of Greek and roasts and other beef cuts from servation Service by Agricul- Mexican cuisines have shown high, qualily beef animals. Bul lure Secretary Robert Ber- people that ground meat meals all of us must be alert to the' gland. · do not have to be dull and or- strong possibility that ham- In a telephone call from dinary." burger will become the most Washington, a aide lo Rep. Jim Miss Staggs said the popular way to consume beef,". Johnson, R-Colo., said that "hamburger revolution" is a said Miss Staggs. James E. 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