Grain prices mixed in weekly trading Minneapolis Weekly Grain, As of July llth USDA GRAIN MARKET News Branch Grains traded in a mixed trend at Minneapolis during the week ended July 11. Soybean, corn and oats advanced while wheat and feed barley declined and all other grains held steady. Wet weather conditions earlier in the spring pushed prices higher, but now have been reversed as hot dry winds caused farmers and traders to become concerned over crop conditions and offered strength to the markets. Spring Wheat declined 10 to 23 cents with Ordinary quoted at $4.604.70 per bushel. At midweek, traders reported some farm selling in the high plains which were readily absorbed by mills and exporters. Selling was short-lived as farmers withdrew offerings as prices dropped lower. General rain over the Dakotas improved crop conditions although temperatures remained above average. No. 2 Rye held steady at 12.852.91 per bushel as export demand slackened after filling end-of-month commitments. Mills were on the sidelines buying an on-as-need basis, although offerings were scarce due to the tight farm holdings. No. 2 Yellow Corn quoted at $2.96 to $2.97 per bushel which is 3 ,i cents over last week. Price fluctuated during the week as weather conditions plagued the farmers. Many traders were on the sidelines not wanting to add to their inventories. Processors increased buying late in the period trying to replenish their stock as more cattle were being moved from grass to feed lots. No. 2 Extra Heavy White Oats advanced 8 cents at $1.55 to $1.56 per bushel with improved mill demand for nearby supplies. Malting Barley held steady in spite of the increased rail offerings. Most 70 per cent or better plump barley was being absorbed by mills while feed barley was hard to place. No 1 Yellow Soybeans ad- North Dakotans sight tornadoes By The Associated Press Thunderstorms brought downpours to the northern Plains overnight while cool air from Canada brought a chill to the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Tornadoes were sighted in North Dakota, though there were no reports of damage. Thunderstorms also were scattered over south Atlantic coastal states and the northern Rockies today, but skies over most of the nation were clear and temperatures mild. The exception was a broad band of cloudy skies extending from Georgia into North Dakota and on to the Pacific- Northwest. Temperatures tumbled into the 60s this morning in the Northeast and Great I.akes with the arrival of the cooler air. The mercury also dipped into the ofls and 60s from the northern and central Rockies to central California. Readings before dawn ranged from 44 at Bradford, Pa., to 87 at Phoenix, Ariz. Don Reber visits fair Dan Reber, 7th District Republican candidate for Congress, brought his campaign to the West Otter County Fair yesterday. His campaign trail took him to Long Prairie last night and he was scheduled to visit the Kittson County Fair today with plans to return to Fergus Falls tomorrow. Reber, who grew up on a farm between Rothsay and Foxhome, said he is not a farmer because his father went broke farming. He is finding farmers do not feel Congressman Bergland's farm plan for grain reserves is appealing. Too many farmers, he said, remember what happened to prices when reserves were built up. Reber has been identified as a retired teacher. Only 25, he resigned as a fifth grade teacher at Coon Rapids to campaign for a seat in Congress. His home is in Breckenridge. vanced 7 cents at $6.00 per bushel with light offerings to meet the increased demands. Traders are concerned over the amount of moisture received in many areas since soybeans were planted. Exporters were the main support in the market early in the week, but were replaced by processors who sought additional supplies to meet increased feed demand. Flaxseed held steady at $8.75 with few offerings and light demand. Most traders are on the sidelines waiting to see the quality of the new crop supplies. Area happenings.. MARKETS SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) - Catties and calves: 3,800; slow cleanup trade slaughter steers and heifers generally about steady except demand for Holsteins very narrow and trade on that class practically at standstill; few choice 1000-1200 Ib slaughter steers 42.50-43.00; good 39.0042.00; standard and low good 33.00-39.00; few choice 850-1050 Ib slaughter heifers 41.0W2.00; good 36.00-40.00; standard and low good 32.50-36.00; slaughter cows barely steady; utility and commercial 25.00-26.00; cutter 24.00-25.00, high-dressing 25.50; slaughter bulls weak; No. 1 1700-2000 Ibs 33.00-34.00; 1-2 1450-1850 Ibs 31.00-33.00; vealers steady; choice 40.00-44.00, few prime 45.OfM8.00; good 31.0041.00. Hogs: 7,000; barrows and gilts slow, steady to weak with Thursday's late trade; 1-2 200245 Ibs 35.00-35.50, some early sales up to 36.00; 1-3 190-250 Ibs 34.50-35.00; M 240-260 Ibs 34.0034.75; 260 280 Ibs 32.00-34.00; sows steady with Thursday's late trade; 1-3 300 600 Ibs 24.0027.00; boars 50-1.00 lower, 24.0024.50. Sheep and lambs: 600; slaughter lambs 50 lower; choice and prime 95 115 Ib spring lambs 40.50^1.50; shipment high choice and prime 103 Ibs 42.00; 70-95 Ibs 38.5040.50; slaughter ewes steady; cull to good 6.00-10.00; feeder lambs steady; choice to fancy spring lambs 70-90 Ibs 32.00-34.00; good and choice 50-70 Ibs 30.00-32.00. NEW YORK BUTTER AND EGG MARKET NEW YORK(AP)-(USDA) Wholesale egg offerings generally adequate. Demand just fair on large; fairly good on mediums today. Wholesale selling prices based on volume sales. New York spot quotations follow: Whites: Fancy large 45-48. Fancy medium 42-44. Fancy smalls 31-35. LOCAL GRAIN MARKET (Friday, July 12) No. 1 Wheat 4.60 No.20ats 1.38 New Barley 2.80 Corn 2.78 Flax 8.50 Soybeans 5.69 MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (July 11) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP)—Wheat receipts 142, year ago 213; Spring wheat cash trading basis over to September basis; prices up 8. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 4.60-5.37. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent di count each '-2 Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices; 11 per cent, 4.60-4.70; 12, 4.G2-4.72; 13, 4.924.99; 14, 5.05-5.10; 15, 5.15-5.23; 16, 5.27-5.35; 17, 5.29-5.37. N'o. 1 hard Montana winter 4.62-5.01. Minn-S.D. No. 1 hard winter 4.62-4.90. No. 1 hard amber durum, 7.25-7.75; discounts, amber 5075; durum 75-1.25. Corn No. 2 yellow 2.95-2.99. Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.56. Barley, cars 179, year ago 168; Larker 2.26-3.25; Blue Malting 2.26-3.15; Dickson 2.26-3.25; Feed 1.95-2.20; Rye No. 1 and 2 2.85-2.89; Flax No. 1 9.00; Soybeans No. 1 yellow 6.00'A. —THE WEATHER July Weather 1973-74 WEATHER RANGE High Low Pr. 83 68 .24 83 68 56 56 — 1973 — Aax Min 90 56 82 58 86 64 86 55 90 57 92 69 91 76 90 55 86 64 85 62 89 63 Pep 0 1.32 0 0 0 0 0 0 .69 0 .03 July 1 2 3 4 5 fi 7 8 9 10 11 Ma* 91 90 77 83 93 95 97 89 93 90 83 -19)4- M\n Pep 55 .01 66 .03 59 1.00 55 0 61 0 65 .07 70 0 75 .03 68 0 68 0 64 0 Fergus Falls Alex'dia, fair Bemidji, cldy Duluth, rain Hibbing Int. Falls, fair Redw. Falls, cldy Rochester, cldy St. Cloud, cldy 71 77 61 84 65 85 75 75 66 81 69 .75 .02 .10 .43 .08 T T .17 Fergus Fails (Mi.) iiirial Fri., July 12,1974 3 Jos. Felix Sub-station observer National Weather Service NORTHWEST FORECAST Minnesota-. Variable cloudiness today and tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms today and over east and south tonight. Chance of a few- heavy thunderstorms south. Warmer south today and cooler west and north tonight. Fair to partly cloudy Saturday and cooler south. Highs today 70s northeast to low 90s southwest. Lows tonight upper 50s to mid 60s northwest and mid 60s to low 70s southeast. Highs Saturday 75 to 85 north and 84 to 88 south. Albany Albu'que Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Birmingham Bismarck Hi Lo Prc Otlk 81 50 96 64 92 68 65 48 82 58 86 68 82 68 84 56 .. clr .. clr .. clr .19 cdy .. cdy .15 clr .. cdy .07 clr Dr.H.H.Nirsctil PODIATRIST Diseases and Surgery ol the Foot 120 East Junius Fergus Falls 9-12,1-5 daily Mon. thru Fri. Phone 736-6848 'MOVE TO MUSIC SMALL DOWN PAYMENT DELIVERS 75 Years of Service Dill 739-2246 ANY NEW PIANO ON OUR FIOORI MANY TO CHOOSE FROM ROY OLSON Music (Meetings The Fergus Falls Street Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m. Monday in the City Hall lunchroom. Among topics to be considered include petitions for street vacation on Cedar Avenue, from Burlington to Concord, between Fir and Cherry; and on Cedar Avenue from Concord to one block east of Concord between Fir and Cherry. The committee also will make final inspection of 1973 street construction projects. Extended forecast Minnesota: Fair to partly cloudy Sunday through Tuesday but chance of a few widely scattered showers or thunderstorms mostly north Sunday and over scattered areas of the state Monday, diminishing or ending by Tuesday. Temperatures mostly a little below normal with highs mid 70s to low 80s and lows from the low 50s to low 60s. South Dakota: A chance of scattered thundershowers about Sunday night and Monday. Otherwise, mostly fair with daytime highs in the 80s and nighttime lows mostly in the 50s. North Dakota: Partly cloudy and cool weather is expected Sunday through Tuesday with a chance of showers in the east half both Sunday and Monday. Daytime highs from upper 70s to middle 80s. Nighttime lows in the 50s. CDA convention One of the delegates from Minnesota to the 35th Biennial National Convention of the Catholic Daughters of America is Mrs. Esther Palubicki, first vice-state regent from Perham. The convention is meeting at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles July 13-19 and the theme is "Reconciliation and Renewal through Unity and Love." Mary C. Kanane, Union, N.J., national regent of the 200,000 member organization, will preside at the convention which will be preceded by workshops for state regents and junior CDA leaders. Car strikes utility pole An automobile driven by Allen Lee Shamp, 22, Parkers Prairie, left County Highway 6, two miles west of Parkers Prairie, and struck a utility pole about 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department. The vehicle was described as totally damaged. No injuries were reported. Insurance complaints A. E. Isberner, insurance investigator for the state of Minnesota, will be in Fergus Falls at the Minnesota Employment Services Office, 116 E. Lincoln, Tuesday, July 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. He will hear complaints people of the community may have against insurance companies or agents or other problems relating to insurance. His services are offered free by the Minnesota Insurance Department. FFA'ers attend convention Several area members of Future Farmers of America are attending the national FFA conference in Washington, D.C., this week to improve leadership skills, and develop understanding of their national heritage. Those attending include Paul Knutson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Knutson, Dalton, who is a member of the Ashby FFA chapter; James Swiontek, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Swiontek, Fergus Falls Route 3, a member of the Pelican Rapids chapter; and Mark Sjostrom, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Sjostrom, Pelican Rapids, a member of the Pelican Rapids chapter. NEW YORK (AP)-(USDA) — Butter offerings ample. Demand steady. Prices unchanged. Cheese steady. Prices unchanged. NEWYORK POULTRY MARKET i July 11) NEW YORK (AP)-(USDA) — Dressed poultry. North Atlantic carlot and trucklot turkey markets, U.S. grade A, ready-to-cook, frozen, f.o.b. or equivalent: Demand on commodity 8-22 Ibs fair, but not as aggressive as the last several weeks. Interest for seller branded basted birds good in some quarters. Offerings barely adequate on hens, adequate and more freely available on 16-22 Ibs toms. 20 Ibs and up in line run, canners were readily available at 38 cents. Few grade B fryer- roasters sold at 38 cents and hens 36 cents. Sales of U.S. grade A, frozen: young hens 8-16 Ibs 38 cents: young toms 14-22 Ibs 37, 22-24 Ibs 36. LOCAL HOG MARKET Market: 50c lower butchers; sows steady. Base number 3 butchers 210-240: 34.00. Closely- sorted meat type butchers 210240: 34.50-35.00. Sows 270-300: 26.00. Boars: steady 20.00. 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