Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 26, 1976 · Page 12
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U.S. No 'Small Potatoes' as f By ROD TURNBULL > KANSAS CITY - The > United States likes to boast I that it is the world's largest 1 exporter of products from the ;t farm, but it is no small J potatoes as an importer '•» either. > In fact, the volume of U.S. * agricultural imports is ex- 2 tremely important in in•2 ternational economics. It * demonstrates trade is a two- j way street, even though the » balance is greatly in favor of » this country, £, At times, America has been £ the world's largest importer of £ agricultural products. * Currently, West Germany * apparently has the No. 1 spot, ..' with Japan second and the ;: United States third. David L. * Hume, Administrator of the g Foreign Agricultural Service £ of the U.S. Department of '-Agriculture, says West f Germany took the lead in 1974 i.'with 11.9 billion dollars in ': agricultural imports, Japan T; was second with -10.9 billion, '/ and the U.S. came in third j'- with 10.8 billion. •; His source of information |; for this data was the Food and » Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. By Rod Tumbull This year — fiscal 1976 — U.S. agricultural imports are estimated to end up at around 10 billion dollars, while U.S. farm exports will have a total value of about 21.9 billion, thus giving this country a favorable balance of 11.9 billion compared to a 12 billion surplus recorded last year. Despite the surplus, the large volume of U.S. imports was used by Earl L. Butz, Secretary of Agriculture, on his 10-country trade mission in April to demonstrate that America's shores are about as open as any in the world to the products of other nations. It was a message he delivered over and over, as he sought to expand trade liberalization. Apparently, it is human nature around the world, including the U.S., to be for free trade when you are selling, but some reluctance surfaces when it comes to welcoming the other fellow when he seeks to sell in your market. What the Secretary of The Proud Horse Feed Pride of the Arena Here's • message for all you horse owners out there. That horse of yours is a great source of pride, and personal satisfaction, whether he's a show horse, cutting horse, roping horse, race horse, working horse, or pleasure horse. You show your pride in your horse by providing proper care, regular exercise and grooming and a healthful, nutritious ration. The folks at the Garden City Co-op would like you to know that they have a horse feed that reflects the pride you have in your horse.. .It's CO-OP PRIDE OF THE ARENA HORSE FEED and it's made and sold with a lot of pride. So, stop by the Garden City Co-op today and pick up CO-OP PRIDE OF THE ARENA HORSE FEED. Take pride in feeding the balanced, high energy, nutritionally correct horse feed, PRIDE OF THE ARENA, to give your horse the sound ration he needs to perform. COOP] 107 N. 7th The Garden City Co-op 275-6161 Agriculture said in country after country was that the U.S., even though it is a major producer and the biggest exporter, also does a better job than many keeping its doors open to trade and is willing to negotiate even further in removing trade barriers. Not everything that the U.S. imports is grown in this • country. Still, a substantial part of the imports compete with domestically produced items. The USDA, in its agricultural trade data, separates imports as between the competitive and noncompetitive products. In is projection for this fiscal year's imports at 10 billion dollars, it credits 6.1 billion to competitive products and 3.9 to noncompetitive. The competitive commodities include dairy and poultry products, with an estimated total value for this year at 300 million dollars; meat and 'meat products 1.4 billion dollars; live animals 200 million; other animal products 300 million. Also among competitive commodoties are the vegetable products which include everything from fruits and nuts to sugar, tobacco and wines. All these together are given a value of 3.9 billion. Non .competitive products are listed as bananas and plantains 300 million dollars; coffee, cocoa and tea 2.9 billion; rubber' and allied gums 400 million; spices 100 million; other products 200 Turnpike Sets Bid Deadline WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Turnpike Authority has set a July 7 deadline for oil companies to submit bids for five-year contracts to operate six service stations on the toll road. ^ The sealed bids will be opened July 7 at KTA headquarters in Wichita with the successful bidder to be confirmed after specification compliance has been checked. The new contracts, which are effective Oct. 26, will involve rent to the KTA in the highest cents-per-gallon of gasoline sales. Standard Oil now operates KTA services stations at Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia and Belle Plaine, while Mobil Oil operates the Towanda station and Phillips Oil has the Matfield Green station in the Flint Hills. The Standard station at Belle Plane was the subject of controversy earlier this year after an Oklahoma City couple said they were forced to buy new tires there. An investigation by the turnpike authority indicated the oil company was not aware of alleged unethical sales tactics at the station. Standard later refunded the couple's money. Good News! for Telegram subscribers Garden City residents may now pay for their subscription for six months or a year instead of paying your carrier each month. You may pay at The Telegram office and your carrier will receive credit. SUBSCRIBE NOW AT THESE, CITY ONLY, RATES: Six Months Yearly $15.00 $30.00 The Garden City Telegram Phone 278-3232 310 North Seventh Garden City, Kensas million. Imports in fiscal 1975 were valued at 9.6 billion dollars as compared to the 10-billion dollar estimate for fiscal 1976. The increase this year is credited to greater import values for coffee, cocoa, crude rubber and spices. Somwheat offsetting the increased purchases is a billion dollar cut in sugar imports., While the United States -is among the top importers in the world valuewise, it is far down the list on the percentage of food it'must buy overseas. As Hume explains, it is difficult, to determine just how much any country must buy to fulfill domestic requirements. The data available . indicates the Netherlands imported 76 per cent of its total cereal needs (including rice) for food and feed in the 1975-75 marketing year. Switzerland imported 64 percent of its grain needs, while Belgium-Luxembourg and" Japan each imported 62 percent of their requirements. Singapore and Hong Kong import virtually everything they eat. Speaking in Singapore last Page 12 Garden City Telegram Saturday, June 26,1976 April 22. Butz mentioned that small, but populous enclave was a 40 million dollar market for U.S. farmers and food manufacturers this year. Japan continues as America's largest ' single customer for products from •the farm. DISCOUNT STORE GARDEN CITY SAVE NOW ON WICKER FURNITURE A. MARTONQS CHAIR COMPLETE WITH CUSHION ALCO Reg. 49.95 B. NYMPH CHAIR COMPLETE WITH CUSHION SET •••',• ALCO Reg. 49.95 .' ' . - * C. NYMPH SETTE COMPLETE WITH CUSHION SET - ALCO Reg. 99.95 D. WILLOW TOP TABLE ... 20" TALL E. 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