The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 10, 1956
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI REVIEW ™° FORECAST Top Officials Due Here For Soybean Meeting Soybean growers irom over several states will gather in Blytheville on Feb. 20 Ur'study problems relative to growing of the bean — this area's number two cash crop. Good Returns Are Reported on Sheep Flock The 1956 outlook for jjieep and ambs is favorable, say University of Missouri agricultural economists, ahd Missouri farmers should consider maintaining or Increasing their flocks. Not only is a sheep flock Occasion for the event will be an' required to put up some money al- area-wide conference which will be os? Soybean producers, handlers sponsored by the Extension Service and exporters in the Midsouth will of the .University of Arkansas, Mis- be asked to cooperate in financing sisslppi County Farm Bureau and the export project. BlytheviHe Chamber of Commerce. But this will be quite a bargain. ing with the Midsouth Soybean and Grain Shippers Association at Memphis Feb. 22. And they are meeting with officials of the New Orleans Public Elevator, exporters, and the USDA's grain grinding staff at New Orleans Feb. 23 and 24. The session will bCiiln at 1U a.m. : since Uidl' |Jmt will cost in the Junior Chamber of Com- for every $20 of money expended, merce clubhouse on Norlh Second. I Strayer and Kurtz are also meet- Top Officials ! On hand will be George M.' Strayer, executive vice president of ; the American Soybean Association,; | Hudson, la., and Howard Kurtz, member of the board of grain supervisors of the USDA, Chicago. Primarily, the farmers will be "Ibie tfconUe 1 to r±! i« Support Prices 9^ Foreign market situation? win ue auic ^ ^ ^ —.— U ,,,, D !,„„« r Q i CD H jo Change grading system. On Missco Farms By KEITH BlLBftEV Count; the Ogden bean and enjoy the same ' Support prices have been raised loan privileges of other all-yellow on soybeans for I9a6. The national L an5 average support rate will be 32.1a The'ogden, primarily yellow, has per bushel. This compares with a greenish cast as some beans, at $2.04 nationally last year, maturiay, have not turned. _ Support prices for corn m th. This fact led the USDA, some time ago, to. take, steps to reclassify the bean, which would have inflicted a penalty on it under the loan program and on the market. Fears Exist Although the USDA backed down on this proposition, there is still 'some fear that sooner or later the Ogden is coming up for re-examination. Breeders, buyers, research specialists, and an agronomist will be on hand In addition to Strayer and Kurtz. Farmers are hoping Kurtz can give them some indication of the USDA's attitude toward the Ogden. County Agent Keith Bilbrey pointed out that In view of the area-wide significance of the meeting, farmers form Southeast Missouri are invited. Strayer and Kurtz returned from the Tar East In mid-December after conducting a soj'bean marketing study there for USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service. Japan is the leading foreign market for U. S. soybeans, the great bulk of which comes from southern areas. As this export market is vital to all southern soybean producers it Is highly important that they attend this meeting, Biibrey says. Used in Food The- Soybean Association vice president has pointed out that since the Japanese use soybeans almost entirely for food more attention must be paid to quality if southrn soybean producers are to retain the Japanese market. Foreign material and green color, were the two complaints against 0. S. soybeans most frequently encountered by Strayer and Kurtz in Japan. Japanese buyers say cleaner beans can b« obtained from Manohuria, their other leading source of supply. They object specifically to mom- ing glory seeds, soybein stems, corn and oockleburs. Oreen beans are atoo disliked because of the ob- 1 jeottonabte color they give to food | products. i To DiMiue Mirketi Strayer will also discuss market development work to be undertaken by the American Soybean Association and the Department at Agriculture in Japan and other countries. The proposed projects are designed to cover » period of one year and at the end of that time It should be known what step* will need to be taken to hold an<l expand Hie Japanese market for T}. 8. soybeans. The development project will be financed mostly br Japanese currency paid to the 13. 8. government under Public Law 480, but the soybean industry to the U. 8. will be great corn belt has been dropped from $1.58 per bushel to $1.40 per bushel. The cottonseed support price has been raised from $46 to $48 per ton. (This may not mean much to us because there is little machinery for making this support program effective.) The barley support price nationally is 93c per bushel for number two grade, down 1C from last year's rate. The grain sorghum rate is $1.80 per hundred, 2c better than last year. Support rates on cotton and wheat should be announced as soon as Congress decides what kind of agricultural program it will pass. Also, it's possible that Congress might pass laws requiring that the support price for 1956 be changed from what I have given above. Soybeans A 13 member soybean planning committee met with me recently. Included were growers, seed producers, breeders, buyers, mills, Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, banks and County Agents. Some of the questions raised were: 1. Are Ogden beans doomed? 2. What is current U.S.D.A. attitude on reclassllying Ogdens? 3. With success of Lee beans, will we end up a very small area growing Ogdens? <l. What are alternatives? Varieties? 5. What are Experiment Station variety results? 6. What is University of Arkansas Soybean research program in Arkansas? 7. 1956 price support program? 8. May we expect soybean acreage controls? Decisions: — Hold area meeting, Blytheville, February 20. Jaycee's Building just North of. Court House. 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon A. George Strayer — American Soybean Association, Hudson, Iowa. B. Howard Kurtz — U.S.D.A, Grain Branch, Chicago. 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. - Panel A Strayer and Kurtz B J. W. J. Stedman — Fats anc Oils Branch, U.S.D.A. C Agronomist — Extension Service. D. Buyer — Paul Hughes, Blytheville E. Research — White or Smith or Hartwig or Jacks. P. Breeder — George Hale or L M. Humphrey G. Any others needed or sug' gested. Some of these people are inter nationally famous. I would assume that most any farmers growing soybeans would be interested in such a meeting. This is an area meeting so farm ers in Southeast Missouri and oth er counties in Arkansas will be welcome to attend. Quotable Quotes EARL WILDY: "Farm Bureau is kinds like your Church; it's mostly good. I'm going to do everything I can to helj. build our membership. You have to go to a State Farm Bureau Convention to understand better hbw important membership is to us. I've seen Missis- sipp County's 15 voting delegates decide several very important is- will clash or be different, but they all sacrificed some of their interest to come out with a unified program lor cotton." WILLIAM WYATT: "It's discouraging, in fact almost impossible for young people to start farming today. Investment costs are too great. It's bad for any Industry when the old are not gradually replaced by younger folk." CHARLES ROSE: "It's best to join Farm Bureau, even i! you don't like some of their policies ana 1 certainly don't like some of .hem!). You can do better by kicking on the inside than you can by kicking on the outside." H C. KNAPPENBERGER: "It looks like they are going to make soil bank payments high enough that farmers will want to reduce theii cotton acreage below the allotment. National A.S.C. folks have told us to get A.S.C. offices in shape to do 2 months work in 10 days. They think a law will be passed soon that will be effective this year." RICHARD ROSE: "If they make the soil bank effective I will bet 50% of our farmers will level or shape that land In the soil bank and get it ready for irrigation." Irrigation Meetings It reminds me that on March 20 this year we will have a countywide farmer educational meeting on irrigation and its problems. The meeting will .be held in North Mississippi County, at Blytheville or Manila. Nationally famous Dr. Woods and well-known J. L. Gattis will be featured speakers. On March 26 and 27 professional workers only will be invited to a two day training school on irrigation set ups. This meeting will be held in Blytheville. This meeting is for all irrigation representatives, County Agents, vocational teachers, soil conservation workers, and similar educational workers.. profitable supplementary farm enterprise at the present time but it is likely to remain so for a number of years. They give good returns for feed and labor. Nationally, sheep numbers have risen only slightly from the all- time low reached in 1950. Slaughter of sheep and lambs will probably hold close to the level of the past two years. A rising lamb crop percentage during the last two years has maintained slaughter without much reduction in sheep numbers. Prices of slaughter sheep and lambs are expected to average about the same as 1955. Farmers with flocks need to keep in mind that a good ram will add $3 to $5 to the value of a lamb. Early lambs, particularly those marketed before the middle of June, will bring, on the average. $1.50 more per hundred pounds than if grazed through the summer and marketed in the fall. When selling his wool a farmer should make certain that the organization doing the buying has made arrangements with the. proper au- :hority to let the producer take part in the incentive program provided for in toe National Wool Act of 1954. .The incentive level will remain at 62 cents a pound grease basis. Prices in the open market will again be well below the incentive level. Council Names New NEA Man MEMPHIS — Ronald A. Tucker has been appointed as the National Cotton Council's new field representative for Northeast Arkansas and Missouri. Tucker replace., Robert C. Love, who has been transferred to the field service department in the Council's Memphis office. A native-born Missourian, Tucker graduated from the University of Missouri. He has served us county 'ageiil for llm Mittuuii Agricultural Extension Service, has operated his own farm, and, prior to joining the Council staff, was owner-operator of Tucker's Farm Supply Store In Kfnnett, Missouri. He served in the Army Air Force during World War H He Is married and has one son. The earth's major wind currents are pushed by energy resulti»g from interchange of heat between the oceans and the air. Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop - - - For belter yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. * CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 COMPLETE DISPERSAL LOU-MAR-FARMS 125 head of registered Hereford Cattle and Farm Machinery used on 1,000 acres. Machinery of all descriptions. WATCH FEB. 18 PAPER FOR DETAILS LOUIS B. MAYER, Owner Dexter, Mo. Write for Catalog on Cattle Propan w - \ APPLIANCES INSTALLATION TRACTOR CONVERSIONS Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-4662 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-4567 KEMPER BBOTON: "Unity out of chaos. That's what Game' out of the National Cotton Council Convention in Biloxi recently. 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