Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 4, 1974 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, July 4, 1974
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Thursday, July 4, 1974 Ukiah Dally Journal, Uklah, Calif-« Another record year STRINGY STUFF — Georgia-Pacific crew in Fort Bragg lifts redwood bark and broken lumber into yard hog for processing into boiler fuel. New machine uses materials formerly burned Wood waste, fuel lack solved by new yard hog A twofold problem of wood waste disposal and fuel shortages for the Fort Bragg lumber mill has been solved by the Georgia-Pacific Corp. with the recent installation of a yard hog. Using wood wastes such as redwood bark, along with broken lumber and logs, the hog breaks up the materials for burning in the' company's boilers, creating steam and energy to operate G-P's huge redwood sawmill complex. Large quantities of stringy, difficult to burn redwood bark accumulate regularly. A portion of the bark removed'from the logs by the de-barker* was burned in the boilers, with the balance consumed by the "wigwam" burners. Bark that fell from the logs while being handled oiuthe plant site; was hauled to the city-county disposal site. G-P engineers estimated that this waste bark annually totalled 70,00*) cubic yards, or enough to cover four football fields 10 feet deep. Through a series of large hammers inside the hog, both bark and solid wood wastes are how processed into small pieces, most of which are one inch or less in length. A covered conveyor carries the material from the hog to the power plant. The gang mill burner, previously used to dispose of the gang mill waste materials not going to the power plant, has been shut down and dismantled. The new source of boiler fuel will help meet an increasing energy demand as well as allow more wood waste to be made into chips, used primarily at pulp and paper mills and board planisL forests great for picnic, rest Tourists along the Redwood Highway can cool off, rest, picnic, and pick up a first hand forest environment experience, in one stop the Redwood Region Conservation Council says. Six demonstration forests, all provided with clear trails and self-guiding tour material, have been established by forest products industries of the Redwood Region. Rest rooms are provided; most have picnic tables, all entry is free. . The living displays have been established by individual firms under the sponsorship of the RRCC to give the public a look at the diverse aims, methods, and benefits of industrial forest management within the Redwood Region. Each demonstration forest has been planned to tell a story not only of harvest, but of the regeneration of the forest. Visitors can' see how such forests are being managed for the continuous production of forest products in harmony with other resource values. Sponsors and locations' are: Masonite, just west of Navarro on Hiway 128; Louisiana- NOW YOU KNOW By United Press International The first loudspeaker installed in the Senate was used for the impeachment proceedings of federal Judge Harold Louderback, who was acquitted in the trial that lasted from May 15, 1933, to May 24, 1933. Daily* Journal Missing? If your delivery boy happens to miss your home please phone UKIAH Miss Service Hours 5 to 7 P.M. 462-1421 WILLITS Cress ie Dobbins 459-2713 Nice ft Lucerne Miss Service Hours 6 to 7 P.M. 274-1916 Pacific, one mile north of Rockport on Hiway 1; the Pacific Lumber Co., four miles south of Scotia, Hiway 101; Simpson Timber Co., one mile east of Blue Lake, 'Hiway 299; Louisiana-Pacific, one mile north of Trinidad on old 101, and Rellim Redwood Co., just south of Crescent City, on 101. Those desiring further information may contact any of the sponsoring companies, or the Redwood Region Conservation Council, Rosenberg Building, Santa Rosa. Annual lamb barbecue is July 28 It's '"Bahl Croppie Gorms" Sunday July 28 at Boonville. Those "Kimmies from Boont" are starting their annual gather for the July 28 lamb barbecue oh the Boonville Fairgrounds. This means a day in the country for the whole family, reports Jim McCutchan, president of Mendocino County, Woolgrowers. Beginning at 9 a.m., spinning, weaving, sheep dog trials, mule' packing, sheep shearing, gramma's cake auction and the now-famous barbecued mountain lamb are on the schedule. For those who fly, there will be transportation from the airport. Trap shooters will find the "wild trap" shooting wilder than usual. Generally, the woolgrowers day at Boonville has been great because folks can get together with their country friends for relaxation and crisp sizzling lamb done oyer oak coals, according to McCutchan. The youngsters always go for the Iamb scramble, says McCutchan. Last year saw some 250 kids racing after their springy lambs. The scramble has another scheduling this year. McCutchan says that the plans are being made for the basic crowd of 1500 folks. He adds a word of caution woolgrowers understand: "Please, leave the family dog at home." ' ' \ or discarded, solving disposal problem, as well as fueling GP's huge redwood sawmill complex on the coast. Dairy prices took a beating in June WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rising prices through the early part of 1974 apparently drove some budget-conscious shoppers away from the super- r market dairy counter, an Agriculture Department analysis indicates. The report predicted that surveys due for publication soon will show that retail dairy product prices in June, declined from the May level —the first month-to-month drop in nearly two years. But before that downturn in prices began, experts said, consumer purchases of milk had been showing a substantial drop. Government records indicate that average retail prices for all dairy products in the first five months of this year averaged about 25 per cent «boven.the same period in 1973. In the face of that price hike, the new i| Agriculture report estimates that total commercial purchases of all dairy products were down about 1 per cent from a year earlier, with fluid milk products getting the brunt of the consumer's cutbacks. ~ Total sales of fluid milk products from January through May were down 5 per cent from a year earlier, the Dairy Situation summary report said. Experts said sales of whole milk were 9 per cent below January- May of 1973. Sales of lowfat and skim milk increased, partly offsetting the big drop in whole milk consumption, but the skim and lowfat gains were considerably slower than those posted in 1973'. Looking ahead, the Agriculture report said farm and wholesale milk prices probably will increase seasonally this fall and winter but probably will not reach the peaks of early 1974. Experts said retail dairy prices also may move up again later in the year but are not likely to jump as much as last year. The Agriculture report noted that milk production this year has been below year-earlier rates, although the gap narrowed from 3 per cent in January to 2 per cent, in May. Despite the drop in production, experts said, the softening of consumer demand forced prices at the farm level down $1.06 per hundredweight between March and June, more than triple the normal seasonal decline. As a result, farm prices have dropped to government support levels and the Agriculture Department is again buying cheese, butter and other dairy products under its price support program. Economists said commercial stocks of dairy products rose to 7.1 billion pounds on June 1 compared with 4.1 billion NOT A NEPHEW Tim Hankes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hankes of Ukiah, was incorrectly identified as the nephew of Deputy Barron Hankes in a story carried by the Journal on Tuesday, July 2, reporting the awarding of scholarships by the Mendocino County Peace Officers Association. Tim, a law enforcement student at Cabrillo junior college last semester, is the brother of Deputy Hankes. , pounds a year earlier. And they predicted consumer purchases may remain below last 'year's levels in the coming months. "Lower retail prices should help sales, but real purchasing power continues down, unemployment may average higher and inflation persists," the report explained. Farm specialists said milk production probably will continue to increase in comparison with 1973 figures and may move above the year-ago level by the end of 1974. SACRAMENTO — California agriculture turned in another record-shattering production and income year in 1973, with gross cash receipts of $7.5 billion and a harvested weight of 44.3 million tons. State Food and Agriculture Director C. B. Christensen said the money figure enables California to lay claim to the. title of No. 1 farm state in the nation for the 26th consecutive year. It is $750 million ahead of Iowa, the perennial No. 2 state. California's farm gate income was 36 per cent higher than the record high of $5.5 billion set in 1972 and «the state's tonnage figure topped 1972's zenith of 43.9 million. "Higher prices for commodities are mainly responsible for the increased farm income," Christensen reports. "Larger plantings and - iir- creased production also made some contribution to the increase," he added. The California farm income and production figures, released today in the department's annual report, were compiled by the California Crop and Livestock Reporting Service, a cooperative state- federal operation. "Realized net income to the farmer probably increased, too," said Christensen, "in spite of record expenses for labor, feed, fertilizer, chemicals, seed, and fuel. We won't have, actual expense figures until sometime (his fall, but they are bound to reflect substantial increases over 1972." , Estimated impact on California economy of the. state's agricultural industry is now $37.6 billion, including the $7.5 billion farm receipts, and including such other important income-producing activities as processing, transportation, distribution, advertising and sales. Of the 200 crops recognized in California, the annual report coven 68 major crops grown on a large commercial scale. This includes 17 field crops, 21 fruit and nut crops, and 30 vegetable crops. In addition, data are provided on 10 livestock and poultry products. Of this number, 20 leading farm products account for more than 80 per cent of the state's gross farm income andTn~1973 Ifln&f these products showed income increases over the previous year. , .. Here are highlights of the report: —California ranks No. 1 in the nation in 46 commercial crop and livestock commodities, including egg production, in spite of an 11 percent decrease from 1972 egg figures. 1 ,—California farmers produced 9 per cent of the national gross cash receipts from farming in 1973, a production realized from 63,000 farms, or 2 percent of the nation's total. Journal \?€VUK Heart -^-Combined acreage of principal California • crops totaled 8.5 million acres in 1973, up 4 percent from the 8.1 million record* high set in 1972. —Sale of cattle and calves set' a record for gross receipts, with $1,316 billion in 1973, well-in advance of • the 1972 high of $1,049 billion. —Records were set in fruit and nut crops in value and weight. The value of fruit and nuts in California climbed to a record high of $1.58 billion, a 54 per cent hike over the former mark of $1,029 billion in 1972. Total weight of this production was 8.924 million tons, 32 per cent greater than 1972's record high. —Vegetables, including melons and strawberries, also established records. In 1973 California farmers produced 10.501 million tons, with processing tomatoes leading the way. Vegetable plantings on 846,150 acres also represents a new record, 8 per cent higher than 1972 and 20,850 acres more than the record set in 1968. Production value also set a record with receipts of $1,163 billion, $159 million higher than 1972, the previous top. California's land area of 100.2 million acres had an estimated 36.2 million acres in farms in 1973. , The average California farm was estimated at' 575 acres and valued at $277,000, including buildings. Nationally, the average farm size in 1973 was 383 acres and valued at $90,960, including buildings. Here are the crop and livestock commodities in which California, leads the nation: Alfalfa . seed, almonds, apricots, • artichokes, asparagus, avocados, blackeye beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, carrots, • cauliflower, celery, cut flowers, dates, eggs, figs, flower seeds, garlic, grapes, Ladino clover seed, lemons, lettuce, lima beans, miscellaneous melons, nectarines, nursery stock, olives, onions, oriental vegetables, peaches, pears, bell peppers, chili peppers, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, potted plants, prunes, rabbits, strawberries, spinach, safflower, sugar beets, tomatoes, and walnuts. "A lot of homeowners are pleased at what they can save with State Farm insurance." State Farm Has become the largest homeowners Insurance company In the country by offering low rates and prompt, first-class service. But people are still surprised when they find out we can save them money. When your current policy expires, come see, me. I may have a surprise for you. 542 N. 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