The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 28, 1976 · Page 3
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Good income year seen for farmers Irrigation By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says that this year's prospective big U.S. crops of wheat and corn will help boost world grain reserves nearly 28 per cent by mid-1977 despite a drought- shriveled harvest in Western Europe and betow-goal production in the Soviet Union. Further, the Department said Friday "big supplies and strong markets promise another good income year for fanners and a significant easing" in American consumer food prices. USDA cautioned that farm crop prices will "continue edgy" until the 1976 Irjvests are more clearly defined. In its world analysis, the department said grain harvest prospects for 1975-77 have been reduced from an initial forecast two months ago but still point to a buildup in reserves of wheat and feed grain to 138.7 million metric tons by this lime next year. Thai would be a boost of 30 million tons from the current level of 106.7 million tons and would be the largest world grain reserve since mid-1972. A metric ton is 1 ,205 pounds. World production of grain, Ferfis Fills (Mi.) rOinal Hon., June28,1976 6 excluding rice, was estimated at more than 1.06 billion tons against 9(1.5 million in 1975-76, Ihe most since existing USDA world records began 16 years ago. Grain consumption — meaning all uses — was put at more than 1.03 billion tons, compared with 982.8 million last season. The report said the new harvests are expected to include 371.1 million tons of wheat, up from 349.6 million last season, and 691.1 million tons of "coarse" grains, which include corn, barley, oats, sorghum and rye, compared with 631.9 million in 1975-76. In releated reports Friday, the department also said that -Soybean demand for do- mestic and export use is at a record high and that spot prices at Chicago in late June were about (6.50 a bushel, up }1.25 from last year at this time. Domestic demand for soybean meal as a livestock feed supplement" has been phenomenal" with use up 24' per cent from a year ago. —Preliminary surveys show that vegetable growers have contracted 1.6 million acres for processing this year, down H per cent from 1975's contracted acreage. This includes a 17 per cent cutback in vegetables for freezing and 13 per cent fewer for canning. investment, the fanner must be a good manager and be able to handle the harvest be gets with irrigation. "If he buys an irrigate*, he's going to have crops. He also has to have all the machinery to take care of those crops," Iverson points out. That includes machinery, storage, livestock feeding equipment, trucks for hauling, having the latest irrigation equipment and talking to experts about how to best use it can make a better manager out of a farmer. Iverson also has a long-range view of the results of irrigation in terms of being a good financial investment. (Most irrigation systems of the center-pivot type .are financed over a ID-year period-, the "traveling gun" type is financed for seven years). "We can raise "Mmshel corn with dry-land farming one out of ten years," Iverson says. "Those other nine are the ones that kill us, especially those three or four where we get nothing". But with irrigation, and good management, Iverson says that 100-bushel com can be raised every year, and an experienced irrigator should reach 120 bushels per acre. So, although during a bad year, the irrigation system could pay for itself in just one year, the advantage In those in-between years also make it possible for the farmer to make payments on his irrigation equipment because of the different* it makes in his harvest. That's all well and good for those who have already installed their irrigation systems. But for those who didn't lake the "long view" last year and are being spurred into action by weather conditions this year, irrigation raises some immediate problems. Those who want to install irrigation now are faced with losing crops if they don't have water. But those who are rushing to join the ranks of those who irrigate are finding that it isn't an overnight process. Four basic steps are involved and they take time. The first is water. There is plenty of water in the area, particularly underground, says Terry Lejcber, area hydrologist for the state Department of Natural Resources. 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