The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 2, 1956
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FRIDAY, MARCH t, 1»N BLTTHBV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI REVIEW -•> FORECAST Behind Catch-Aft Farm Bill: Surplus Crops Haunt Farm Plans By GAYNOR MADDOX NBA Service Food A Marked Editor WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The nostalgic picture crK a farmer as a man who gets up at four in the morning, raises a family in a little white house with a big red barn and is Jhe backbone of American free enterprise, is incomplete. - Today's fanner can be a man who works three acres or three thousand a man who spends part of his time tilling his land, the other part of it earning a salary in a ne.irby factory. He can be_ a corporation capitalized for millions and either owned or managed by a non- farm industrial organization. Or he cnn be a tightly controlled cooperative. In few cases is our modern day farrher the exemplar of rugged independence. The United States Government for many years has been, to a greater or lesser extent, his rich and indulgent uncle. The new catch-all farm bill Is 1 on the Senate floor, so in order to get a non-political statement^ of what the Government is doing for the farmer, we_spent several days In the Department of Agriculture. • * * • Us two units near the Washington Monument form the second larpest government office building in the world. Only the Pentagon across the river is vaster. Along miles of corridors, through connection tunnels and over ramps, we trudged, note book in hand. Despite the political fireworks explod- intense quiet of a laboratory and the unemotional concentration of an auditor's office. Surplus is the gn° st U> at haunts these halls. To date the Government' has 18,666,000,000 invested in surplus farm products. Just to store them for the market to pro- fcl prices for the farmer costs the taxpayer over one million dollars a day Analytical charts and verified crop reports made in this building guide the CCC in spending these billions. In office after office work scientists and economists, most of them f^rm-raised, studying crop and weather reports, summaries of experiments in livestock; feeding, production charts, staggering masses of statistics. • «. • The job of these workers is to bring some order out of the flood of agricultural data and special plead- Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop - - - For better yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 Save Enoegh with BUTLER to B«y Fixtures ond Equipment Butler ite«l buildinji make your building dollar, go farther. You c«n «« the ipace you need for your buiineu and cut up to 47 per cent off your investment. This means capital saving! that can pay for your faW« and equipment. - Call or write now! Well give you a Kt of plans and • price that explain why. y.ou see so many new Butler buildings I Building Contractors, Inc. West Memphis 229 E. Broadway P.O. Box 10 Phone 404 THREE-WAY FARM PICTURE: Today's farmer can be a man who works a few acres, like the man at left, or. part of a big corporation that packs the produce (center) of thousands of acres. But over both of them is the problem of surplus, like the wheat being stored in tents at right. ing that pours into Washington daily To 'qualify for their job as servicemen to the American farmer, they must be highly-trained, objective, have had comprehensive field experience and be of proven intellectual integrity. Many of them formerly headed departments in state universities. Others have achieved international distinction in agricultural research. The job of Agricultural Research Service is to help the farmer get greater production from his land. This one department alone has $40,299,000 to spend on research tins year, plus another $24,754,000 to pass along to the states and territories for agricultural experiment stations. Secretary Ezra Taft Benson reports that in 1955 both cattle and hog production were at record or hear record peaks at the same time, that crop yields were nine pjr cent above the year before, and that total farm output was three per cent above 1954. » • * A large share of credit for this increase in production goes to the scientists in Agricultural Research. With lest tube and microscope, they discovered ways to get more production out of fewer acres. Today there are only 1.9 farm foreclosures per 1,000 farms. That is a dramatic drop from the 222,900 foreclosures in 1932. The 1954 figure was 8,600. The low point was reached in 1945-49 with 6,400. Department of Agriculture economists—asking not to be quoted— explain this by stating in effect that the government now owns the farm mortgages instead of the banks. They are referring to the government's more than eight and one-half billion dollar investment in farm surpluses. Of course, the government doesn't actually hold the mortgages, but through its price support program it is guaranteeing the farmer a minimum return for his crops. When the government guarantees a man an income, that is free enterprise with qualification. The administration is now pro- FARMING NEEDS FOR NOW Gets Mo 0-205 . ;; $1-25 per bu. "Hre best Spring oat yet" [>rean Lespedeza A-Grade $9.50 per cwr. Kobe Lespedeza ..... $15.50 per cwt. Kentucky Fescu 31 ............... 15c per Ib. Ladino Clover Cert. . . Tic P«r Ib. Ammonium Nitrate ........... $76.40 per ton Urea 45% Nitrogen ....... $1 12.71 P« r * on 12-12-12 ......... , .......... $71.90 per ton / . . Nitratt of Soda ....... ...... $69.21 per ton W« HOY« a CompUtt Lint of S«td Soybeans, S««d Corn and Fitld S««d in Stock FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Tit* HMM of Sorrleo" Mutton it Iraadway rhon* 3-1191 posing: a new $1.350 million project to aid the farmer. It's the Soil Bank designed to take millions of acres out of production and thereby make a dent in the constantly rising surpluses which depress prices. If it works, farmers will be- able to get higher prices for their crops. In the meantime, they will be paid in cash or in kind for the acres they take out of production. The Secretary of Agriculture, with the President's, backing is fighting to save flexible price supports. "The Soil Bank would empty our warehouses of surpluses," he said. "But 90 per cent of parity rigid supports would fill them up again." While the battle for and against rigid 90 per cent price supports rages in Congress, the scientists In the Department of Agriculture .quietly pursue their job in the nonpolitical laboratories. As a result we shall have more eggs this year from fewer layers, more milk from fewer cows, more pigs from fewer sows, more wheat from fewer acres. Unwittingly, they are intensifying the surplus problem. Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James. Pemiscot County Agent With our cotton allotment In Pemiscot County down to 95,000 acres in 1956 compared to 112,000 in 1954 it is no wonder folks are looking for replacement crops. No one has, as yet, agreed that he's found the right one as far as net cash income is concerned. Vegetables L. A. (Mike) Riddick of near Steele told me recently he'd contracted to grow 20 acres of aspar- aRUs. Asparagus, properly handled snould pay off very well on well i drained sandy loam such as Mike j has. I No, don't get in a hurry to "cash i in" on it. You've got to wait three years before ' harvesting. Then your full production doesn't come until it's about 8 years old. Millard Carter of Steele is planning to grow English peas and lima beans, for the cannery. Carter expects to insure against dry weather losses by installing an ir- ' rigation system. ' ; Soybeans Of course there'll be some increase in soybean acreage but that won't take up all of the slack. ; Incidentally it appears we might just as well decide that Ogden beans must be replaced by a yel-! low bean. i At an area wide meeting in; Blytheville, Feb. 20, growers, shippers, Extension Specialists and government graders seemed to agree on this point. There is no bean now ready to ; take its place but breeders on both i state and national level promise to i gut one out as soon as possible. That would take about three years. I Lee beans are just too late for a j j main crop in our. area, however,. I t!:ey can be used for a part of our ! icreage. Dormans are a good early varie- ;y and they will no doubt take over A part of Ogden acreage during the neriod we're waiting for the successor to Ogdens. Corn There'll be considerable increase in corn acreage in Pemiscot Coun•.V in 1956 if I read the signs right, j By that I mean folks are asking I !or fertilizer recommendations to i trow 100 bu. corn more frequently on their soil test records. under all conditions as any variety we have. One of the greatest objections to this corn in that it has a tendency to drop more ears than some others where harvested with a picker. To cure that objection we use Ohio C92 a very similar variety that will hold the ears. Missouri 313 and Missouri 843 are other similar yellow varieties. Mid-season varieties include Missouri 804 (yellow) and U. S. 523W (white). This white corn is one of the top yielders for our area. Puli season corns include Dixie 33 (white) and Missouri 810 W | (white). We tried a plot of this I 810W last year and it did excep- j tionally well where an early yel-1 low corn along side was practical- i ly a failure. i —TireiH JIB oaitii miii.i.e.i:.!! In-! answer the complaint of the plaftn- tiff, John W. Watson. Dated this 23rd day of February, 1956. SEAL, OEBALDINE LISTON, Clerk. Wm. S. Rader Atty. for Pltf. James M. Gardner, Atty. ad litem. 2/24-3/2-9-16 WARNING ORDER Franklin F. Beach is hereby warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba Die- trlct of, Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty (30) days next after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against him In said court by J. L. Beach. Dated this 16th day of February, 1956.. SEAL GEBALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By DOfWfA SIMMONS, D. 0, Marcus Evrard, Attorney for Plaintiff. 2/17-24-3/M brids similar to the above in maturity and yield. Your dealer will have to guide you in their selection. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Jonn W. Watson, Pltf. vs. No. 13,228 Beatrice Irene Watson, Dft. 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