The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 11, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 11, 1955
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE rrv«> REVIEW *»* FORECAST Memphis Bean Talks Draw Interest in Area TJhe 2 p.m. Monday meeting in Memphis called by the USDA for a hearing on changes in soybean grading and classification looms as the most important single bit of action on the sometimes dull winter farm front. The resulting changes that could come In the soybean marketing as a result of these hearings might be a serious economic blow to the south, in the opinion of some local observers. An exact announcement of the U.S.D.A. hearing follows: "Hearings in Five Cities on Proposed Revision of Soybean Standards: "Informal public hearings to receive comments on proposed changes in the Official Grain Standards of the United States for Soybeans will be held at Toledo, Ohio; Chicago, 111.; DCS Moines, Iowa; Memphis, Tenn.; and Decatur, 111., in February, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced today. The time and place of the hearings are as follows: "February 9, 1955, 2:30 p.m., in Room 312, Toledo Board of Trade Eward, Lamb Building, 418 Madison Avenue, Toledo. "February 10, 1955, 2:00 p.m., In room 438, Chicago Board of Trade Building, Chicago. "February 11, 1955, 1:30 p.m., in the Iowa Room, Savery Hotel, Des Moines. "February 14, 1955, 2:00 p.m., in the Georgian Room, Peabody Hotel. Memphis. "February 15, 1955, 2:00 p.m., the Main Ball Room, Orlando Hotel, Decatur. ' 'The proposed revisions would decrease the maximum limits of material by one percent in each numerical grade; provide special limits for heat damage in each numerical grade; define or classify soybeans with green seed coats, which in cross section are yellow, as Green Soybeans, instead of yellow soybeans as at present; restrict the definition of splits to pieces of soybeans that are not damaged; and reduce the maximum limit for moisture by one percent in Grade No. 1. All Invited "Comments will be received also on an alternate proposal to decrease the maximum limits for moisture content by one percent in Grade No. 1; five-tenths per cent in Grade No. 2, and one percent in Grade No. 3. "All interested persons may present their views and opinions orally or in writing at the hearings and they may submit written data, views or arguments to the Director, Grain Division, AMS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington 25, D. C., to be received by him not later than February 28. 1955." A meeting of 20 farm leaders met in the County Agent's office this week to study the proposed hearing, the matters to be considered at the hearing and to accumulate their ideas and information to be presented at the hearing. County Agent Keith Bilbrey was asked what farmers were expecting in the hearing. What to Expect "One of the proposals offered to the U.S.D.A. and to be discussed in open hearing at Memphis is that soybeans with green seed coats which are yellow in cross section be reclassified as green soybeans instead of yellow as they are at the present, time. "Evidently there are numerous fears involved in such a proposal. South Pemiscot Oil Co. ANNOUNCES the opening of its new Anhydrous Ammonia Plant (Operation to begin Feb. 20) Located at site of PHILLIPS 66 BULK PLANT Steele, Missouri When soil locks Nitrogen, crops are disappointing. That's why you need Fhillips 66 Agricultural Ammonia. This 82% Nitrogen fertilizer produces rapid tarty growth for better grazing, larger crop production. 1 Apply it directly to soil with tractor equipment, or meter it into irrigation water. See us for full informa- tion on Phillips 66 Agricultural Ammonia. —Also dealer for applicators— SOUTH PEMISCOT OIL CO. I'h. 117 —STEELE, M0.~ Ph. 273 —Serving S.E. Missouri A Surrounding Territory— In the first place, because of the presen definiion of boh yellow or green soybeans, Ogdens as a va- riey cannot qualify as either one. "They would automatically be classed as mixed soybeans. Mixed soybeans according to the United States government loan standards in 1954 drew a 25 cent per bushel penalty." It appears that the American and foreign markes have accepted the Ogden soybean right along with strict yellow soybeans for the past ten years without any complaint or discrimination. It is the opinion of some local people that the only complaints against the Ogden soybean may have come from some British and Japanese consumers of American soybeans. They crush soybeans and produce an edible meal. In other words it is used in preparation of breads and other foods. It may be that the pale color of the Ogden seed coat gives some slight discoloration to this meal. ' Sees Discrimination Mr. Bilbrey said that others fear any reclassification of the Ogden soybean might start unfair and unwarranted discrimination against Ogden beans and cause a depressing: effect in the American market. It may be unfortunate that all of the Ogden soybeans are produced in the South. In fact about 85 percent of the South's entire crop is made up of Ogdens. For instance in 1951 the Southern states produced about 42,000,000 bushels. About 30,000,000 bushels of that production was Ogden soybeans. Some local people have wondered if Northern soybean growers or other interests would promote this suggested reclassifying of the Ogden bean in order to gain some advantage for their strictly yellow vrops. Mr. Bilbrey said he does not think there Is any basis for this assumption at the present time. However, some local soybean supporters expected to know exactly how the northern soybean growers felt before the Memphis hearing, Arrangements have been made for at least five farm organization representatives to appear at the Memphis hearing. Other statements will be presented in writing. Any farmer who ca res to express an opinion on these proposals may present them in writing if they do not care to make a public appearance. The hearing has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. next Monday, February 14, in the Hotel Peabody in Memphis. Hays Sullivan, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, and Bill Wyatt, chairman of the Farm Bureau's soybean committee, have made a public appeal for as many farmers and business men to attend the meeting as possible, whether or not they participate in the actual discussions. Valuable Lift ODESSA, Tex. f/P)—"I sure am 3lad I was picked up." said a 44- year-old Negro on trial for drunk- eness. "There I was away out in the country and walking into town." He figured the lilt was worth the $10 fine. The northern lights have been measured at least 600 miles above the surface of the earth. If you prefer to bum Liquefied Petroleum (propane and butane) here are brand-new tractors to meet your every need—specially- designed John Deere "60" and "70" Tractors that are highly efficient on LP-Gas and develop essentially the same horsepower as gasoline-burning "60's" and "70's." Tho new John Deere LP-Gas Tractors are factory-engineered in every detail. They offer higher engine compression ratios, cold manifold, special LP-Gas carburetor, new- type ignition with resistor by-pass and many other features to give you maximum efficiency and economy on Liquefied Petroleum. You've got to see these new tractors to really appreciate them. Stop at our store. Check these tractors. Note the clean, compact design. See how much more you get in a John Deere "60" or "70" LP-Gas Tractor. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 ThAY'3 A LOT OF BULL—Thai oull which Leroy Stanion is trying 10 oudgt ai the Chicago stockyard? is a tough charscter. The Hereford is one of several being cared lor by Leroy and 40 members of the Valentine Boys' Club, who are learning about farm life. The boys wiD also take part in judging cattle at the International Livestock Show. These basic principles are as follows: One—concentrate on the most profitable enterprise. Two—get a farm that Is large enough or use enterprises that make the farm Mf enough. Three—use labor efficiently and productively. Pour—get hlffh yields from both crops and livestock. Drouth, Insects Cause Changes In Practices &*#M JOHN DEERE Dealer/** QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT Lower prices, drouth, and insects j have caused many Missouri farmers j to take a long look at basic economic : and farm management principles, j says C. R. Meeker, extension farm i management specialist at the Uni- j verslty of Missouri. They want 10 ; know where they stand regarding I grassland farming — particularly ; dairymen in the state. The Extension Service and the; College of Agriculture recommend j a greener pasture program for the i state. An all-year pasture system I can be approached through plan- i ning. However, Meeker notes the : need for additional 'enterprises to I give'farmers protection in bad years : and does not recommend a farming system where all farm income is expected to come from grassland agriculture. Purpose of the permanent pasture improvement program is to increase the value of some 13 million acres of permanent pasture in Missouri and does not mean that acreage suitable for other cropping be returned to grass. However, improved pasture work can do much to increase returns from a large part of permanent pasture acreage. Dairymen can use this all-year pasture system to particular advantage Meeker says, as there hasn't yet been found a more practical way to get along, obtain economical production, and make a dairy business progress. Members of the dairy department at the University list, l' ; acres of winter small grain, h acre of les- ! pedeza, ] .» acre of first year sweet' clover, '^acre of sudan grass, and • Prevents Costly Delays In the Field • Eliminates Major Repair Bills Later • Lengthens the Life of your Tractor • Results in Top Performance with Factory-Engineered Parts Don't wait until the rush is on for minor repairs or a general overhaul . . . bring your tractor in early and be ready for heavy spring schedules. You'll find genuine Massey-Harris parts fit right, perform better, last longer. They're factory- engineered to fit your tractor. And remember, when we tackle a repair job it's done right. 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