The Piqua Daily Call from Piqua, Ohio on October 28, 1974 · Page 8
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The Piqua Daily Call from Piqua, Ohio · Page 8

Piqua, Ohio
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Monday, October 28, 1974
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8 PIQUA DAILY CALL Farm Roundup Monday, October 28, 1974 U.S. Export Value Exceeding Import : WASHINGTON (AP) -The value of U.S. farm exports still is exceeding ".imports of foreign agricultural .products by a wide margin, but government figures show the bulge has receded slightly from last year. 1 During July and August, says the · Agriculture Department, farm exports totaled slightly more than (3.06 billion, up from about ?2.7 billion during the . same two months in 1973. Meantime, according to USDA ; figures, imports of agricultural ; products in July and August totaled more than $1.75 billion, compared with · more than $1.35 billion a year earlier. · The difference between exports and · imports -- a trade advantage for U.S. farm products -- was about $15 million 'less during the two months this year ' than it was in July-August of 1973. During all of last fiscal year, the 12 ; months ended last June 30, farm exports exceeded imports by about $11.8 billion. Exports totaled a record $21.3 billionandimports a record $9.5 billion. The department's Economic Research Service, in a monthly report, said import values of products competitive with U.S. production -- including sugar, meat and dairy products -- were up nearly 35 per cent from a year earlier during July and August. Imports of noncompetitive products such as coffee, bananas and rubber were up 18 per cent from the same two months last year on the basis of value. Most of the value increases of imports was due to higher prices, although quantities of some products also were up, the report said. Sugar was a major factor in both instances. Nearly 1.2 million tons were imported during July and August, up 17 per cent from a year earlier. Sugar prices rose even faster, putting the total July-August value of imports at $495 million, an increase of 181 per cent from their value of $176 million a year earlier. WASHINGTON (AP) - A report by the Agriculture Department indicated today the Ford administration will weit until the start of next week's World Foot! Conference in Rome to disclose further.details of the U.S. position. The conference is scheduled to begin Ohio Farming Net Income Up WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - Total cash receipts from farming in Ohio shot up 44 per cent to $2.27 billion last year, and soybeans took over undisputed first place as the top income source. Net farm income for Ohio farmers more than doubled from $403.8 million to $811 million. These 1973 figures from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center here and the USDA Statistical Reporting Service were released through the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Ohio State University. Total crop sales were just under $1.2 billion, up 67 per cent from the year earlier, while sale of livestock and livestock products totaled slightly less than Jl.l billion Cash receipts for soybeans soared to $547.5 million, up 110 per cent from 1972, while receipts from corn rose 85 per cent to $335.5 million. Sale of cattle and calves returned $338.6 million. Dairy products returned $311.6 milliin, hogs $268.4 million and poultry and eggs, $129.8 million. Darke County led in total cash receipts with $83 million. Next were Mercer, Fulton, Wood and Wayne counties, each topping the $56 million mark. Soybeans were the top commodity in 39 of Ohio's 88 counties, cattle yielded the most receipts in 24 counties and dairying was the most important in 16 counties. leading counties by agricultural commodities were: Soybeans, Darke; cattle and calves, Fulton; corn, Wood; dairy products, Wayne; hogs, Clinton; poultry and eggs, Mercer; wheat, Wood; vegetables, Lorain; greenhouse and nursery crops, Lake. Cash receipts represent gross returns from actual sale of crops and livestock. They do not include the value of commodities used on farms. The value of home consumption of farm commodities in 1973 is estimated at $32.3 million. Area Hospitals Sidney Wilson Admissions: Mrs. Pauline Partington, 213 N. Ohio. Mrs. Harold Jones, 1763 Fair Oaks. Catherine Zumbroegel, 631 Linden. Mrs. Jack Hofmann, Lakeview. Dismissals: . Mrs. Charles Coy, Mrs. Tony Rose and infant daughter, Mrs. Stephen Paulus. Greenville Wayne Births: Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller, Rt. 6, Greenville, 12:52 p.m. Thursday. Son to Mr. and Mrs. Doral Warvel, Rt. 5, Greenville, 1:17 p.m. Thursday. Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Short, 109 Walnut, West Manchester, 2:17 p.m. Thursday. Admissions: Timothy Brinley, Rt. 1, New Paris. Ralph Rismiller, Rt. 1, Rossburg. Alice Bennett, Rt. 1, New Paris. Keith Livingston, 117 Hiddeson, Greenville. Harrz Bixler, 707 Euclid, Greenville. Michael Johns, 1111 Woodlane, Versailles. Jimmy Arnold, 807 Washington, ! Greenville. : Clarence Shiverdecker, Box 175, Ansonia. Harvey Hicks, Rt. 2, Greenville. Dismissals: Richard Thobe, Raymond Gearhart, Herman Foureman, Bruce Williams, Howard Burton, Alva Journay, Timothy Brinley, Lawrence Kerns, Dudley Turner, Anna Speelman. Urbana Mercy Dismissals: Mrs. John H. Sark and son, Mrs. Bernice Riley, Mrs. Syrtle M. Burger, Emery H. Campbell, Daniel T. Whetsel, Robert H. Routt, Mrs. John W. Strapp and daughter, Mrs. Donald W. Knight, Mrs. Nelson Smith and daughter, Mrs. J. Robert Campbell, Mrs. Eugene Oglesbce, Mrs. Howard E. Edley, Gloria D. Smith, Albert C. Schafer, Paul J. Warye, Sister Joanne Mary Braeunig. Cleveland Firm Acquires St. Marys Foundry Fischer Industries, a Cleveland- based holding company, announced today completion of the acquisition of St. Marys Foundry Company of St. Marys. The acquisition was approved by shareholders of both companies, and the St. Mays Foundry Company will continue operations as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fischer Industries. St. Marys Foundry Company is a producer of heavy gray iron castings. Nov. 5. The U.S. delegation will be led by Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz. Today's report, published by the department's Foreign Agricultural Service, said details of what Butz may propose "will await presentation" at the conference. For months, however, Butz has insisted that while he supports a world food reserve each country should develop its own policies within the international framework. Further, Bulz has been opposedHo a U.S. reserve founded upon government- owned stocks of grain. He says farmers and the private trade should control the supply. WASHINGTON (AP) - Exports of U.S. beans to Mexico are expected to j u m p sharply this season, the Agriculture Department indicated today. Officials said Mexico has "a very tight edible dry bean situation" because of poor weather in some areas and early frosts this fall. As a result, USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service said, Mexico expects to import 70,000 metric tons of beans in 1974-75, com- CHOICE FROM PUPPET MENU CHILDREN 6 YEARS YOUNGER EVERYSUNDAYAND EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT A Complete Meal^For Only O JUST THINK...ON FAMILY NIGHT YOU CAN FEED A FAMILY OF FOUR FOR UNDER'$5.00. · I F ONE CHILD IS UNDER SIX. pared with 10,000 last year. 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