aÂ» GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Mon., April 23,1Â»7J Free-trade talks gets cold shoulder ^^^ . . _ ' . . 1 . _ 1 01.1 l_MUr Controlled growth Cattle owned by Pampered Beef, Inc. cycle from birth to market in 10 months. They are fed powdered milk by bottle for eight weeks in their Wisconsin dairyland environment, then trucked to a feedlot near Aurelia where they are kept in enclosed sheds before being moved to open sheds. When marketed they average 980 pounds. (AP Wirephoto) Drying, processing facilities completed Popcorn may offer potential Results of field tests lasl year in Weld County indicated lhat popcorn has real potenlial as a high-return crop for growers in this area. The tests were conducted at the Northern Colorado R e s e a r c h - D e m on s t r a l i o n Center under the supervision of the Weld County Extension Office during the 1972 growing . season. The lest included some 10 different hybrids which produced yields averaging 98.37 bushels per acre. According to (he report, producers have found (hat the popcorn must produce yields equivalent to I wo-l hirds of I he normal yield of feed corn in order to be profitable. Extension sources indicated an average yield for feed corn last year at 125-130 bushels per acre. This would indicate that most of the. varieties produced yields in excess of the minimum profitable yields. One of the problems which the producers of popcorn normally encounter is the fact that popcorn must usually be dried before delivery to brokers and wholesale buyers. According to Al Smith of Al Smith Commodities Inc., part of that problem has been eliminated w i t h the construction of drying, storage and processing facilities in the Greeley area. Smith's f i r m , along with Jones Construction Company, has constructed the facilities east of Oreeley. Smith reported recently lhat the facilities are now complete, with the exception of the processing portions which are under construction and are scheduled for complelilion this year. Smith noted thai the lesl results last year indicated that the popcorn crop in this area would yield $201 to $283 per acre, bul added that his firm is now offering as much as 75 cents per hundred more than the prices at which the lest results were calculaled. Smith stated that he feels the 'Oil, gas from shale SALT LAKE CITY From 25 to 75 per cent of the organic matter in oil shale can be converted to oil and hydrocarbon gas. The remaining carbon in i the organic m a t t e r forms combustible char or coke. increased prices are due partly to a good local market and partly to the increased demand for export inlo foreign markets. Popcorn production practices closely paralled (hose successful in producing top field corn yields, according to Smith. He noted thai most planlers are easily adaptable lo the planting of popcorn, requiring only a change in the plates or setting. He.also said lhat harvesting car be carried out with regular pickers or combines. Smith indicated that isolation from other crops was not required since cross-pollination does not alter popcorn for commercial popping purposes. However Smith said he does need two four-acre irrigated fields isolated for hybrid seed production. Colo, cattle losses higher than estimated DENVER (AP).- Cattle losses in southeast Colorado as a result of severe winter and spring storms are "much higher" than the $14 million originally estimated, a Colorado Department of Agriculture team said Friday. The new estimate was given to the nine-member Colorado Agriculture Commission at its monthly meeting here, but the commission decided not to release the new figure until after it is presented to Gov. John Love. A commission spokesman said the higher estimate is still regarded as conservative, the actual loss could go much higher. The new estimate was presented by a team from the agriculture department's Markets Division. The team talked with ranchers, county agents and personnel from the Colorado Crop and Livestock Service. 'Heaf-dragging' charged of BLM Wheat may be the best protein buy NEWCASTLK, Utah (AP)An official of the National Mustang Association says government agencies are dragging their feet while shipping and killing of wild horses continues at an alarming rate. Kent Gregersen, Salt Lake City, vice president of the association, said he was aware of instances of shipping and killing of wild horses, citing" a recent roundup at Howe, Utah, as an example. The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are charged with care and protection of wild horses under a federal law. Gregersen said there has been little, if any, management to date. He said some BLM officials appear anxious to get rid of the horses. He said he recently reported an instance of apparently wild Aq-dATES The Tribune will attempt lo list in this section all meetings and other important dales of interest lo the a g r i c u l t u r a l c o m m u n i t y . To list your o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s i m p o r t a n t meetings, please contact the Tribune at least one week prior lo meeting date. April m-28 Colorado Stale Grange Week. April 'a Weld County Ag Council, II p.m., Farm Bureau Building, Greeley. April 23-25 Farm Bureau " S a f e m a r k " C o n f e r e n c e , Malibu I n n , Denver. April 28 Grange-sponsored Pol Luck Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Stale Grange Building, public invited. May !-7 American National R a d i o m a n ' s A s s o c i a t i o n Chmilauqun, New York, N.Y. nnd Washington, D.C. horses being shipped for slaughter, but the matter was quickly swept under the rug. He said the horses were shipped in the middle of the night from a ranch near Winnemucca, Nev., to Ogden, Utah, and eventually to North Platte, Neb., where they were killed and processed for commercial meat. "After receiving the information, 1 immediately called R.D. Nielsen, Utah state director of the BLM, and he in turn called the Federal Bureau of Investigation," Gregersen said. Gregersen said acting BLM Director George Turcotl declared the matter closed. Gregersen said the facts warranted much additional investigation. Wool Growers still in suit C'HKYKNNE, Wyo. (APIA federal judge has dismissed all defendants except the Wyoming Wool Growers Assn. and former association president William Mau in the $2.2 million libel suil- filed by helicopter pilot James Vogan. The suit was originally filed by Vogan against I he Wool Growers, its officers and directors and two employes. Vogan testified before a Senale subcommittee about the aerial killings of hundreds of bald and golden eagles. lie claimed in the suil he was slandered by a letter published in I he association's magazine. The letter allegedly was signed by Man. Dismissed as defendants hy U.S. Disl. Coiirl Judge lowing Kcrr were Jessie E. Baker, Robert 1". Bledsnc, John Burke, Don Mcikn, Sinn Smith, Edgnr Â·I. lioncr, John B. Elcheparo and Norman Pnlm. Cattle feeders should investigate the use of wheat as a food grain, according to a bulletin released by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and the Colorado State University Department of Economics. Dr. Forrest . Walters, economist at C.S.U., indicates that wheat is a better buy than other feed grains under certain market conditions. He says, "Wheat is still a competitive feed due to its relatively high protein content when compared to other feed grains." The bulletin also cites recent experiments which indicate that wheat .protein can be substituted for other feed protein. These findings are in contrast with earlier data which has led to the belief that wheat is not a satisfactory feed grain. Walters says that the current market situation determines whether or not wheat can be an economical feed. To illustrate his point, Walters uses the following example: First, he takes the price of a high protein supplement (soybean meal) and determines the approximate cost per pound of protein. (One ton of meal yields 880 pounds of protein, according to Wallers. At $200 per ton, the protein costs 23 cents per pound) Walters then looks at the protein content of the various feed grains. Using corn and wheat as examples, he determines lhat wheat contains two to three percent more protein lhan corn. In oilier words, wheal contains two lo three pounds more protien per hundredweight lhan corn. Using the 2;! cents figure for the price of protein, he points out that wheat should be worlh 46 to 69 cents more lhan corn per hundred. Consequently, if the cost spread between corn nnd wheal is less lhan 69 cents, whcnt is the belter "buy" for feed grain. This advantage is determined by current market prices of high protein supplements, as well as the price of wheat and corn, Wallers said. The cattle feeder should investigate the market situation to determine if a favorable relationship exists at the time he needs to feed extra protein, Walters noted. It should be remembered that cattle under 600 pounds need natural protein supplements, Walter said. They cannot use the less expensive urea. Feeders servicing this weight category should look hardest at the possibility of substituting wheat for corn, he pointed out. The bulletin also discusses experiments in which cattle were fed rations' of 50 per cent wheat and 50 per cent corn. Cattle that were fed this mixture gained more (10-18 pounds) than those fed strictly on corn. The bulletin is careful to point out thai the experiments were limited, bul indicales that the results warrant further study of wheat feeding possibilities. New soybean developed WASHINGTON (AP) - A new high-yielding, early maturing soybean variety which lesls have shown lo be resistant to lodging or excessive tangling has been developed al Purdue University Agricultural Ex- perimenl Station. The Agriculture Department, which cooperated in Ihc development, said the soybean variety, called "Wells," has been tested in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin as well as in Canada. Officials said Purdue University is handling breeders' seed supplies. By DON KKNDA1.I, Al* Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A g r i culture Secretary Earl L. Blitz, an advocate of free world trade for farm products, reporledly is seething over ihe cold shoulder his ideas drew during lalks Iwo weeks ago in Paris. The meeting involved lop ag- ricullure officials of countries belonging to Ihe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, including Ihe Common Market nations. Bulz, according to sources in the Agriculture Deparlmenl, was not keen on attending Ihe meeting in Ihe firsl place. The European Cummunily (Common Market nations) particularly, has not demonstrated in the pasl much enthusiasm for easing back on ils protective farm policies, subsidies and tariffs. Meantime, the Nixon administration has virtually eliminated production controls for key crops this year, opened the door to foreign meat and has eliminated U.S. export subsidies. In the view of Bulz, these actions show the United States is sincere about freeing world agricultural trade. According to Butz, other countries could do likewise. "Why should any protective system be sacred in a world lhat is moving closer logeth- and er?" Bulz said in Paris. "Why can pul land back lo work and should we regard our Seclion 22 gradually move away from controls (on farm imports) as costly federal subsidies inviolate? Why should Ihe Eu- controls, ropean Community insist on r'arm exports currently are sanctity for ils system of variable import levies?" The reaction in Paris ranged from indifference lo outrage, according to the USDA sources. One official quoted Bulz as saying after the meeting: "They didn't listen, Ihey didn'l want lo listen." Talks with U.S. trading partners are picking up steam and will bloom fully next fall when formal sessions are held under the General Agreement on Tar- riffs and Trade (GAIT). -- a $3 billion boost from 197172. Bul Butz and olhers believe lhat the future must involve a lowering or elimination of Irade barriers mullilalerally if Ameral record levels, some $11.1 bil- ican farmers expect lo gain lion for the year ending June 30 furlher in world commerce.__ Bulz and other administration officials long ago pinned hopes for long-range U.S. farm policy on prospects for larger exports. By selling more wheat, corn, soybeans and other crops abroad, they believe farmers SECRETARIAL SERVICES OF GREELEY 1220 llth Avenue Ste.204 Phone 353-7800 ALL WORK CONFIDENTIAL Americans eat more than one fifth of their annual milk supply, as butter, and the long downward-trend of butter use in this country has leveled off. Need bike parts or accessories? KEEP YOUR EYE ON 1211 Ninth Street April Specials! SEED TAPES Reg.89c . . . . 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