Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 5, 1976 · Page 21
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Bute works compromise The Idaho Freel'ress 4 The News-Tribune. Friday. March 5.1976- A-3 Milk price support raise announced WASHINGTON lUPl) ·- Agriculture Socrclary Knrl But* Wednesday carried out a pledge lo compromise wilh Congress by announcing a 3 5 cent a gallon increase in government i/ii!k supports effective April I. The increase will probablv prevent any general retail price declines for dairy products for Hie foreseeable future, administration experts said. Officials estimated the support increase will push taxpayer costs for supporting dairy products lo about $310 million for Hie year beginning April I, an increase of about SS5 million over costs in the cjrrenl 1975-76 marketing season. Uulz had pledged Congress he would increase die milk price support if it would drop proposed legislation ordering an County agents' corner Swine sale results reported '"-""« l-'-M«M BMU-Al-counl, leaders lalk w i t h ( a n t mi Cminn Irj-isiaion, iliirin« a riwiK dinner in Hnise. From Ipfi an-Si-iiV DIMII A b r a h a m s : llarul.t rish. C a n t o n lonnu ! arm Rurcan vice pri-siilnK- Karl Muolir. Canyon r,,,imt Kami Bureau prt'bhtenl: Hep. Dorothy Heuiuldsi and Sen. l.pon Swfnson. K'iglily-cight legislators at- leiulod (lie dinner ulik-ii waslielil lo arumiinl Kami Hureim lender^ with legislative m- Two-day forum set for Idaho dairymen Uy.lohn Henry CALinVKLI. - Twenty'four bred (jilts and (all boars sold for ?8,5IUHil the 33rd Annual Southwestern Idaho Purebred Swine Sale recently at the Meridian Dairy Show Barns in Meridian. Trie top selling bred gill was a Hampshire soli! by Joe and Hose Wilhelm. Kuna, lo Hoy Barnes, Kminclt, for S,"40. 'The top selling boar was a Yorkshire sold by liryce Livestock, Meridian, to !)ae Piercv. I'arma, for $390. A carcass contest is one of the activities lield in conjunction willi ttie swine sale. A carcass evaluation meeting was held Wednesday. Feb. 25, at Davis Packing Co.. Garden C i t y . Twenty-five market pigs were entered in the contest. The animals were placed as live animals and theimportant traits of live animals were discussed. Joe and Host Wilhelm, Kuna, received first and second in (lie live animal judging. The animals were slaughtered and carcass measurements were taken. Joe and K»sr Williclm received the lirsl place carcass trophy and V,' II I'binney from l.adrande. Oregon, received the second place carcass trophy Tlie contest gives swine producers an opportunity lo apply live animal and carcass data In their breeding progiains The Southwestern Idaho K,111:0 Producers sponsored a swine judging contest for 4-11 Show to honor Naugle TWIN FALLS - Idaho dairymen who wish lo cut milk production costs are incited lo attend the Winter Dairy Forum in Twin Falls March 8 and 10. Sponsored by the Univcrsitv of Idaho college of agriculture, the conference will le held at the Blue Lakes Inn Forum speakers will present the latest m a n a g e m e n t i n f o r m a t i o n dealing with nutrition, herd health, labor-saving equipment and record-keeping systems. "The past few years have brought big increases in the cost of producing milk," said Dean Kail!. II extension dairy specialist. "Methods of reducing these expenses w ill be examined at the forum." Kalk is slated lo speak on ways to reduce calf mortality. Oilier speakers representing the University of Idaho will include Edward A. Fie?, dairy specialist. Caldwell: Edward Koesler. extension agricultural .ngent. Gooding; C. S. Card, associate professor of veterinary science, and Richard II. Ross, dairj scientist. Moscow: LaMom Smith, dairy specialist. I'ocatello: and Elaine Liniord. d i s t r i c t extension supervisor. Twin falls. Itaunond J. Miller, director of the UI agricultural experiment station and associate dean of Hie college of agriculture, will review the university's a g r i c u l t u r a l r e s e a r c h programs. The educational sessions will begin at 9 a.m.. Marcb 9, and will conclude at noon the following day when Jack McCroskey, bead of the Ul animal industries department, sums up the ideas presented at the uvo-dav forum. FUKH - Idaho Hereford Breeders' President Lynn l.oosli, Ashlon. announced this week that the Bicentennial Ilig Western KOM Show at Filer on Sept. ID will be dedicated to long lime Idaho Hereford breeder. Wayne Naugle of .N 1 a m pa. Naugle, who served on the board of the American Hereford Association for six years and was named president in 19G9, has been an active Idaho breeder for over 25 years. During this lime he has served several terms as president of the Idaho association as well as being a board member for a number of years. He also was a board member and president of the Northwest Hereford USDA conducts beef cattle survey Agriculture Block use as fertilizer Sewage contains metals BOSTON - Sewage and other municipal wastes will become important fertilizers lor farm crops if researchers can develop methods for dealing with harmful and sometimes poisonous heavy metals in the wastes, the American Association for the Advancement of Science was told recently. Dr. D.F.. Koeppe. University of Illinois agronomist, and Dr. Raymond J. Miller. University of Idaho director of agricultural research, urged scientists to "probe beyond the obvious" in studying the effects of IIP.IVV metals on growing plants. Koeppe and Miller reported on research endeavors concerned with lead and cadmium. Thev presented a paper entitled "Uptake Translocation and Effect of Lead and Cadmium on Plants." They called for intensive investigation into the built- in defenses which enable some plants to escape injurious effects from pollutants. Corn plants demonstrate this ability when le.-.d enters the plant cells, the two agricultural scientists said. In the corn plant, lead is "scrubbed out of the system" by e f f i c i e n t p r o t e c t i v e mechanisms, they noted. A lead phosphate precipitate is formed and this material is (hen lucked away in the cell walls, no longer ;i threat lo ongoing life Dunn named member by Angus association ST. JOSEPH. Mo. - Karen L Dunn. Nampa, Route 5. has been granted a junior membership in !hc American Angus Association at St. Joseph. Missouri, announces Lloyd D. Miller, executive secretary. This new junior membership entitles Hie member to register purebred Angus al regular membership rates and lo (be privileges of the association until I he age of 21. At thai time junior members are eligible !' cnnveri t o lifetime memberships in the association. There were 97 young people in the United Stales to receive junior memberships last monlb. processes. Scientific knowledge of the ways in which cadmium interferes with the healthy development of plants is very incomplete, Koeppe and Miller said. Proposing expanded research in this area, they said cadmium has been shown to inhibit the growth and development of lateral roots which supply the plant with nourishment. Why cadmium produces this effect is not clearly known. Sources of heavy metals pollution include autos and trucks, the two scientists said. Vegetation along highways may be affected by engine emissions. Lead and cadmium discharges may reach high levels in the vicinity of some industries and mining smelters, they pointed out. Decontamination of these "hot spots" is an important research problem, they said. The presence of heavy metals in sewage threatens to upset plans for the wide-scale use of municipal wastes as agricultural ferlilizers, Koeppe and Miller said. Protection of farmland from permanent damage must be a top-priority gnal in any waste-disposal program, they emphasized. BOISE -- A nationwide survey in March conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will gather information lo help indicate the cost to farmers for the. production of beef cattle. The survey, directed in Idaho by Uichard Max, will collect data during personal interviews about farmers' expenditures for livestock, feed, equipment, energy, facilities, interest, taxes, cash wages, and repairs. Max pointed nut that the survey results will help measure the actual kinds and amounts of these expenses encountered by producers and will be used in establishing a reliable in- dicalion uf costs required lo produce livestock. The survey information will also help identify production needs and establish priorities for energy and other input requirements lor the production of meal animals. Max notes that all information provided by individual farmers during the interviews will be kepi confidential and only Regional and National summaries will be published. Water resource loans available CALDtt'ELI. - farm owners in Southwest Idaho can share in some S50 million of loan funds now available in the nation for loans In develop, conserve and improve soil and water resources, according to Roy Gipson, district director of the Farmers Hume Administration (FmllAi. .Measures lo alleviate problems of waste disposal ami pollution control on farms may be eligible for financing from this source. "Loan funds arc available on a first-come basis throughout ;he nation." Gipsnn said. Soil and water loans from r'mllA ca:i he used lo develop water Mlpplif.-; loi In.ini' im\ livestock water or irrigation. The funds can also be used for drainage projects and lo install water facilities associaled ivilh pollution abatement. Funds may also be used to level land and to carry out basic soil treatment practices including establishing pastures. Loan terms are up to 40 years w i t h nn interest rale of 5 per cent. An eligibility requirement for this loan is Itial private credit not be available to the farm owner. Applications may In- secured at I'mil A County Offices in lioise. Caldweli. I'jimiell. Mnrsing. Pay-cite and Weiser. Fruit production shows increase Livestock, produce NORTH SALT LAKE U,T! -· 1'lah. Idaho and eastern Nevada feedlot and range sales: Trade late Wednesday and Thursday moderate, bulk of saler in the beef, priced against wholesale dress trade but closed mostly 3.00 lower than last week; live sales slaughter steers 2.00-2.5U lower than lasl week's close, hiefers mostly 2.00 lower. Slaughter good and mostly choice, yield grade 3, few 4's, 1,0751,200 Ib, H5.00-36.00: load sorted, yield grade 2-3.1.100 Ib. 36.50. Slaughter heifers, scattered loads mostly choice, yield grade 2-4. 900-1.050 Ib, 33.00-34.00, load sorted. 35.00. Slaughter cows, several loads utility and commercial, yield grade 2-4, 2B.OO. Few feeder cattle about 1.00 lower but volume insufficient for good price lesl; scattered lots mostly choice. (itlO-700 Ib steers. 39.50--10.5fl delivered: few mostly choice, 5B5.f.85 heifers, 31.dO-32.00 delivered. PORTLAND (HIM) - (USD A I Weekly livestock: Cattle and calves 795 compared 875 lasl week, 290 year ago. Slaughter cows closed .50-1.00 lower after some early sales 2.00 lower: bulls sleady-1.00 lower; slaughter calves and vealers steady-!.00 higher; feeder callle and calves I.OO-.1.00 lower. Demand moderate for all classes; supply near 50 per cent slaughter cows. Slaughter steers few good 2-H 1.000-1.200 Ib :w.5l- 36.50, one consignment choice 2-t 1,000- 1.1(10 Ib :I5.50-37.10; slaughter cows few standard and low good 2-3 2B.50-32.25. commercial 2-3 23.00-.11.rn with few higli dressing In 31.75, utility |-3 25.50-30.0:i. cutter 22.50-27.00, canncr'anrl low dressing culler lfl.no-22.50; bulls yield grade 1-2 1,11)11-1.Wit) Ib 28.00-3375; slaughter calves mid vealers few choice aXMOO Ib 38.Of.- ·13.M. good and choice 200-500 Ib :i3.00-3S.OO. standard and good 28.00-33.00. Feeder sleers choice 400-750 Ib 36.50-10.50. good 4i»-750 Hi 3200-3(5.50, standard and low good 500-800 Ib 26.50-31.25. one lot near 950 Ib 32.20; feeder befiers few choice 350-7GU Ib 29.75-31.25. few good -lOO-iiOO Ib 2GCKI- 2R.OO. Sheep 160 compared 40 lasl week, 30 year ago. Norecenl test for comparison. Feeder lambs good and choice S5-95 Ib 44.00-1(1.00. slaughter ewes cull, utility and good 8.00- I'1.25. I logs 65, compared 50 week ago, 65 year ago ((arrows and gills steady with las! Monday. U.S. 1-3 215-250 Ih 4MO-.W.25. OGDKN IUPI» -drain: No. I hard winter wheat 3.45 b;i. No. 10 protein wheat 3.15 bu No. II protein whenl 3.47 bu. No. 12 protein wheat 3.(15 bu No. 13 protein wheat 4.03 hu No. I while wheat 3.45 hu No. 2 barley 5.10 cwt Total is cars, 12 wheat. C barley. MOISK i(MM) - With tin- exception of primes, plums and sweet cherries, prnduclion of major IruiK m Idaho during I'J7:" «as slightly above the previous Tile Idalm Crop and Livestock Ueporlinu Service in its annual Mimmai'y said the production in Wheeler promoted by FmHA CALDWKLI. - James K. Wheeler has been promoted to t h e Kiirmors Home Administration county supervisor position ill Caldweli, according to Hoy Gipson, district director Wheeler replaces Larry Slachler who has been promoted to the business and industry division on Die st.iie l-'rallA staff al lioise. Wheeler received bis agriculture degree from the University of Idaho and was with Kxlerision Service and Simplot .Sriilbuilders prior to coming to KmllA in I9M. He has held supervisory positions in the Kmmett and M.irsinn offices and has been in the Hurley KmllA office since 1!)74. He and his wife Irma, arc residing in Caldweli. many orchards was hurl by the late spring and cool growing season. High winds also were a problem in some localities. The l\!75 apple crop of K million pounds was up slightly from the 93 million pounds produced the prior year. Delicious apple production to- l.iled 52 million pounds, 5G per cent of this year's production. Hume lieauly accounted for 27 per cent of production wilh 25.7 million pounds. Jonathans accounted forR.G million pounds and ii.7 million pounds were Golden Delicious The remaining one million pounds were a niixlure of oilier apple varieties. The output for prunes anil plums in l!)75 was estimated at 4.000 tons. Production is 34 per cent less than last year, establishing a new record low for the series from 191D to the present. The 197! Idaho sweet cherry erop was 31 per cent less lliaii lasl year with a prnduclion of 1,550 tons, bul three per conl above Ihe 1973 crop. 1'each product inn al 10.5 million pounds was five per ccnl from 1974 and considerably above Ihe winter damaged 1973 crop of 800.000 pounds. The 1975 pear crop totaled !,55tl tons - 57 per cent above 1974 and 27 per cent above 1,300 Ions produced in 1973. of Association. During his many years farming and cattle raising in C.uiyon County, Naugle has served as director of the Pioneer Irrigation Dist. for 22 years; director and president of the South Canyon Soil Conservation District from 1957 lo 1974; director of Nyssa-Nampa licet Growers; and grassman of tin- year for Canyon County in 19G1. Naugle was named" to the Treasure Valley Hall of Fame for Agriculture in 1966and lo Ihe NILE Hall of Fame in Billings, Montana in 1972. The NILE ( N o r t h w e s t International Livestock Exposition) yearly selects men who have made outstanding and distinguished contributions lo livestock agricullure for honorary membership. As well as being closely associated wilh agricultural organizations. Naugtc has served with advisory boards of Mercy Hospital, Nampa, and Farmer? Home Administration; the Nampa Uural Fire Department; school board; and church governing boards. The Naugles also farm 500 acres of mini and potatoes besides the hay. grain and pasture necessary (o maintain the 250-hcad cow herd. and FF.\ members. Tin- purpose (if Ihe rank-si was In insii net and teach .iienihers lieu lo select iKoden swine Around 4(«J 4-H and FFA members from Ihrmij'huul simthweslern Idaho participated The !·)! judging contest winners, m order of placing, were: Teams- ,lr l.ivestockmen. Fruillaml. Slarlighters. Slar: M e r i d i a n T o p n o l c h e r s . Meridian: Urnncau Livestock, llrimeau; Card and Carrv Ciildwtll. -- Individuals: Hill Weber. Wilson 4 - l i . Cherri Wilder. Stuvlighlers: Lori Lisle, Jr. Uveslockmen FFA teams finished in the judging contest in Ibe following order --Teams: \ampa. Middlelon Kuna. Kruitland. Nolus. Meridian. Doise. Weiser, I'ayettc. Melba. New Plymouth, Parma. Vallivue. Marsing, Midvalc. --Individuals lied for first. Tiare Maber, Nampa; iiussel rolled. Caldweli; David Pywell. Nampa; Dale Blake, Boise 5lh Don Caldweli, Caldweli: 6th Francine Matsuba, Fruitland. even steeper price hike. Apparently as parl of the same compromise. Kul* also said he will review '.he support quarterly in the future --instead of semiannually -- and will adjust prices again "if necessary to assure an adequate supply ol milk." Pulz snid Ihe government's support for innniifacturint- yrarie milk will be set al 80 per cent o! the "fair" parity standard for Ihe marketing vear which begins April 1 He said SO per tent will produce a support price of SB 13 per hundiedw eight -- about 5 4 per cent, or 42 cents, above the t'nrreni support price of S7.71 Beet growers' receipts tallied NYSS.V Ore U'Pli - SIUMI" licet growers in (be Nyssn District of Amalgamated Sugar Company netted $16 million for Ilieir l'J75 ciop ol 800.000 tons, a company official said Monday Maymoml Larson. Treasure Valley manager for A m a l - gamated, said in all probability local growers will be receiving some future payments for 1975 crops as the market and price fluctuations affect final payment. The campaign al the Nyssa refinery ran for 126 days and produce 1,675,000 hundred- pound bags of sugar. 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