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Taking Final Step ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 20,1972 Page 3 Senate Debates Cholera Control DES MOINES, Iowa CAP) The final step in a 12-year war against hog cholera was being debated in the Iowa Senate Thursday. "With Iowa producing, marketing and processing nearly one-fourth of the entire hog production of the United States, and our close concentration of swine, it is extremely necessary we take this last and final step to safeguard against the insurgence of swine diseases," said Sen. Richard L. Stephens, R-Crawfordsville. Stephens is chairman of the sponsoring Senate Agriculture Committee. "The economic welfare of not only the swine producers, but the entire food industry and the people of Iowa depend on this," Stephens said. Hog Cholera has steadily declined in Iowa since the program began. "By March, we will have been without a case in the state for two full years," Stephens said. This final bill regulates the movement of hogs, providing for identification of the source so it can be traced quickly in case of a cholera outbreak. This bill was passed by the Senate during the past seas- sion. But an amendment tacked on in the House eliminated tagging hogs with their source if purchased from one farm by another or if sold through an auction sale. That amendment was the subject of the debate on the Senate floor Thursday. "It is my hope that the Senate will resist the motion of the House and request that die House recede from its amendment," Stephens said. "There are two Items that make it extremely important that individual identification all swine moving," he ment will pay 90 per cent of in- the other reason is to prohibit cover said. "If the swine moves through central r\; rkets are with individual identification, we have in writing an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the federal govern- demnity in event there should be a hold cholera outbreak resulting in confiscation," Stephens said. "Otherwise, they would pay only 50 per cent of the cost." The committee chairman said other contagious swine diseases. He said the other diseases also need to be immediately traced to their source. "This can be done only if each pig is individually identified," Stephens said. "Because of hog cholera's nature as a fast spreading disease, the challenge is to keep what we have gained," Stephens said. "As we stamped out foot and mouth disease 40 years ago by condemnation and slaughter, we hope we're doing Small Dollar Gain on 35% More Corn WASHINGTON (AP) Farmers increased corn production 35 per cent last year but because of lower prices had a crop worth only eight per cent more, according to Agriculture Department figures published today. The Crop Reporting Board said the market value of the record 1971 corn crop is estimated at $5.89 billion, or a projected season average of $1.06 per bushel. Production last year was more than 5.54 billion bushels, compared with 4.1 billion in 1970 when the crop was valued at $5.44 billion, an average of $1.33 per bushel. Ck "Iks, rft/tnt The figures indicate gross value of production for the 197172 marketing year and not net returns to farmers. Neither do they include government payments to farmers who participated in 1971 crop programs. When government payments are added, the report said, the 1971 corn crop was worth almost $6.8 billion, an average of $1.22 per bushel. The 1970 crop, including payments, was put at slightly more than $6 billion, an average of $1.47 per bushel. The report included breakdowns for other major crops. Altogether, those totaled a record market value of $26.13 billion last year, compared with $24.03 billion in 1970. The record 1.6 billion bushel wheat crop last year was valued on the market at nearly $2.17 billion, an average of $1.32 per bushel, compared with $1.82 billion in 1970 when the average was $1.33 per bushel. Including government payments, 1971 wheat was put at $3.05 billion, an average of $.86 per bushel, compared with $2.63 billion and $1.92 per bushel in 1970, the report said. The second-ranked crop value was for soybeans, a total of $3.46 billion last year, an average of $2.96 per bushel, com­ pared with $3.2 billion and $2.85 in 1970. There are no government payments for soybeans. Cotton lint production last year was valued at $1.42 billion, an average of 28.2 cents a pound, compared with less than $1.12 billion in 1970 when the market value averaged 21.9 cents. Cotton payments last year boosted the crop value to $2.25 billion, an average of 44.5 cents per pound, compared with $2.01 billion and 39.5 cents in 1970, according to the report. Farmer Finances Said 'Serious to Terrible' 4-H Clubs Report HAWKEYE, Iowa (AP) The financial condition of Iowa farmers ranges from "real serious" to "terrible," according to Clarence Schuchman, Hawkeye, recently re-elected president of the Iowa chapter of the National Farmers Organization (NFO). Schuchman noted that beans are big crop in many portions of northern Iowa but farmers in that area sustained heavy losses last year. "Northern Iowa was hailed out," the farm leader told The Associated Press. "The beans were wiped out." Schuchman recalled that "Some fellas didn't get anything. Some for four or five bushels an acre and the average is about 35 bushels." The especially frustrating point, according to the IOWA NFO president, is that prices for beans are among the best in Iowa. "Bean prices are about $2.90," he noted and said the government support level for beans in northern Iowa counties is about $2.22. Crop problems and the high cost of staying on the land has been too much for some farmers, he explained. "Seems like more sales (of at BY CLUB REPORTERS LINCOLN HANDY HELPERS The Lincoln Handy Helpers 4-H Club began this year with the January meeting at the home of Janet Yackel. Meeting was called to order at 2:00, January 15. Pledge of Aligence was lead by Susan 01- ney, the 4-H Pledge was lead by Mary Levell. 6 members answered roll call. Officers were installed. The officers are: President — Sandy Curry; Vice Pres. and Historian — Connie Kay Moore; Sec-Reporter — Peggy Levell; Treasurer^— Mary Levell; Photographer — Susan Olney. Leaders are:, .Mrs. George Holl and Mrs. Earnest DeVary. Treasurer's report was given and' accepted. There was no Sec. report. There was no old business. New business was how we could help start a Lincoln township boy's 4-H club. Connie K. Moore made a motion we pledge $10 to the Hausmann Fund it was seconded and carried. There was a discussion of ideas for what the club could do this year. 4-H material was passed out. Enroll- met cards were also filled out. Bonnie Holl moved that we agern the meeting. Mary Levell 2nd it and was carried. Lunch was served, by Janet and Mrs. Yackel. LLOYD VICTORS TERRIL - The Lloyd Victor's 441 Club met Monday, January 3 at the home of Kenny Trojahn. There were 11 members and two visitors present. Roll call was answered with "What 441 Project will you have this year?" Karen and Karla Trojahn joined the club. The next meeting will be held at the home of Marc Olson February 7 at 7:30. President Brian Moorberg adjouned the meeting. The 4-H Pledge was led by Marc Olson. Friday, December 31, the group had a sledding party at Dodge's Hill. They made a bonfire and had hot chocolate. Joey Mortenson, Reporter. SWAN LAKE BETTER LUCK The January meeting of the Swan Lake "Better Luck" club was held at the home of Kimberly Howard. Roll call was "Am I a messy or a merry" was answered by 8 members and 2 leaders. Phyllis Holl gave a talk on "Hair and hand care" and everyone participated in "One exercise to keep your body in shape." A donation of $5 dollars was given to the Hausmann family of Spirit Lake. Nancy Evans made a motion to adjourn the metting and Barbara Ingval seconded the motion. Lunch was served by Kimberly and her mother. ELLSWORTH GO-GETTERS The reguarl meeting of the Ellsworth Go-Getters 4-H Club was held at Rhonda and Delaine Harris on January 7, 1972. The meeting was called to order by Delaine Harris at 7:00 p.m. Roll call was answered by 12 members. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved the treasure's report was given. Flag pledges were led by Rhonda Harris.. The demonstrations were "Merry & Messy" by Lorretta Wolden "Wardrobe Planning" by Diane Rosburg, and "Fashions and the Times" by Susan Richard. After the meeting Delaine and Rhonda Harris served lunch. The members are Delaine Harris, Rhonda Harris, Diane Rosburg, Susan Richard, Lorretta Wolden, Linda Anderson, Kathy Hecht, Crystal Lausen, Audrey Ahrens, Mary Enerson, Diane Woods, and Debbie Bland. HAPPY HUSTLERS RINGSTED — The Jack Creek Happy Hustlers 4-H Club met at the A. J. Birkland home on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 8. Roll call "How I Rate My Posture" was answered by Lois Cummins, Lynda and Cindy England, Anita Prather, Vicki, Jean and Mary White, Cindy Christensen, Becky Flint, LoriBerven, Marquitaand Monica Weis, Janice and Cindy Schmidt and leaders, Mrs. Ray Fry, and Mrs. Don Berven. Guests present were CindyTrait, Mrs. Gilbert England and Mrs. Birkland. The meeting was called to order by Anita Prather; Pledge of Allegiance led by Cindy Schmidt; 4-H Pledge by Jean White. Enrollment cards were filled out by the girls for 1972. Following the old business, new books and calendars were passed out to the girls. Talks were given, "Message of Clothing" by Cindy England; "Evaluation of Clothing"' by Anita Prather; and "Care of Cloth- Talks were given, "Message of Clothing" by Cindy England; "Ev­ aluation of Clothing" by Anita Prather; and "Care of Clothing" by Vickie White. It was decided 4-H uniforms are to be worn to most of the meetings this year. The next meeting spill be held at the Gerald Schmidts on Feb. 5th with the installation of the new officers. President Anita Prather; Vice President-Vicki• White; Secretary Cindy Chris- , tensen and .Treasurer ..Eatricia Draniny. " Reporter, Lynda England. HAPPY MOMENTS RINGSTED — Denmark Happy Moments 4-H Club was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2:00 P.M. We opened with the Installation of officers. President— Janeane Lund; Vice president— Connie Jorgensen; Secretary— Becky Thomas; Treasurer—Joan Jensen; Historian — Patcy Jensen. We gave the 4-H Pledge. Janeane Lund brought the meeting to order with the pledge of Allegiance led by Krista Jensen. Roll call was "What you want to learn in sewing." The secretarys report and roll call were given by Becky Thomas. Janeane asked if there was any old business. The new business was a Fund Drive for a family at Spirit Lake and we decidedtosendthem$5.00 from the Club. Our new members are LaDonna Irmiter, Lori Howard and Shelly Entgelmeir. Our photographer Deb Solberg took pictures of the old and new officers. Patcy Jensen made a motion that the new officers from each group should meet and make plans for the year. We saw a film on clothing. We closed with the 4-H Pledge led by Ruth Sorensen. Lunch was served by the Intermediate Group. Reporter, Jewell Nielsen Commercial Vegetable Crop Up Substantially WASHINGTON (AP) - The value of the nation's commercial., vegetable crop, including fresh market as well as processing types, increased substantially this year, according to an Agriculture Department year—end summary. Together, the two vegetable categories were worth more than $1.67 billion, compared with slightly less than $1.5 billion in 1970, according to the Crop Reporting Board. Over-all production of 22 vegetable crops for the fresh market was down one per cent from 1970. The processing types, which account for a far lesser share of production, increased seven per cent this year. Value of the fresh types was estimated at $1.19 billion, including: lettuce $273.1 million; tomatoes $244.4 million; and carrots $92.9 million. Leaders in vegetables used for processing included: tomatws $199.7 million; green peas $55.8 million; and snap beans $55.4 million. California, as usual, led in production of both processing and fresh vegetables with 35.3 and 41.6 per cent of the total value, respectively. Other commercial vegetable states producing for the processed market and their shares of total value included: Wisconsin 9.7 per cent; Ohio 6.2; Washington 5.9; and Oregon 5.8. Shares of other leaders in market vegetable production included: Florida^ 16.9 per cent of the total value* Texas 8.7; Art zona 6.4; and New York 3.6. Seed Production Is Off 2 Per Cent WASHINGTON (AP) — Production of seed last year for 17 kinds of crops such as hay, pasture and winter cover totaled 630 million pounds, down two per cent from 1970 but 11 per cent more than in 1969, says the Agriculture Department. Alfalfa seed production last year was estimated at nearly 116.9 million pounds, down from 138.5 million in 1970. Red clover seed production was 43.8 million pounds, down 12 per cent from 1970, the Crop Reporting Board said. Time Runs Out TURIN, Italy (AP) - Alberto Jozzini was to be released in two months after 27 years in prison, but he hanged himself in his cell Tuesday night. Prison authorities said the 60- year-old man had become more and more nervous and depressed as the time for his release drew near. He was imprisoned in 1945 for killing his wife. farms) are going up than any other time," he said. Schuchman is beginning his fifth one-year term as president of the Iowa NFO. Other officers who have been re-elected to one-year terms are Marvin Nissen, Esira Vice President: Frank Huss, Roya, treasurer and Henry Botz, Elkhart, secretary. The Iowa NFO has instituted three trustee positions this year, he said. Elected Saturday to a one-year term was Lyle Doughty, Iowa Falls. Jim Leach, Atlantic, was chosen for a two-year term and Ray Weber, Bernard, will serve as a trustee for three years. Schuchman said the Iowa NFO has sent a telegram to Sen. Jack Miller, R-Iowa and Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, urging them to use ; their influence for a favorable Senate vote on a proposal to boost by 25 per cent feed grain, wheat and corn support levels. The measure, which has passed the U.S. house, is before the Senate Agriculture Committee, of which Sen. Miller is the ranking member. "We think if the bill gets out of committee, its chances of passage are real good," Schuchman said. the sanu thing with hog cholera." The committee chairman said the hog cholera laws have been updated regularly "to fit the stage we're in." Stephens said the Swine Eradication Control Commission, the Iowa Swine Producers Association, and other agriculture interest groups favored leaving in the section requiring all hogs to be tagged when sold. "The Senate bill as we passed it originally provided that all swine moved, except those to be slaughtered immediately, be identified by an ear tag or other means specified by the Department of Agriculture," Stephens said. Setback in Texas WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of hog cholera in Texas has dealt a severe setback to the goal of swine producers and the Agriculture Department to free the nation of the disease by the end of 1972. Now, the department says, it may be mid-1973 or later before the country can officially be described as free of hog cholera. "It depends on how soon we can get the Texas situation under control and whether we have other outbreaks elsewhere," Dr. G. H. Wise, Associate administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Service, said Wednesday. Wise said the Texas hog cholera outbreak, first reported in December, was the worst since early 1971 when it also broke out in Texas. Under federal rules, hog cholera must not have occurred in any state for one year before the nation can be declared free of the disease. Some 32 states have been officially judged hog- cholera free and several others are scheduled soon for the status. As of mid-January, federal and state officials had located and destroyed 22 diseased swine herds and 84 others which had been exposed to hog cholera in the Texas cleanup campaign, the department said. Those involved about 2,700 head of swine. Farmers are paid federal and state indemnities to cover losses when their hogs are destroyed to control cholera. Meat Imports Are Lower WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department has published figures showing meat imports during the first 11 months of last year were down seven per cent from January- November 1970. The 11-month total was pounds, compared with more than 1.08 billion a year earlier, or a drop of about 78 million. New "voluntary restraint" agreements are being negotiated for 1972 but there has been no announcement of what slightly more than one billion this year's level will be. L KARLEN RANCH 550 HEAP BRED FEMALE SALE JANUARY 26,1972 12:30 PM CHAMBERLAIN, SOUTH DAKOTA Chamberlain Livestock Auction on I 90 300 BRED COWS • 250 BRED HEIFERS all raised by owner A 1. BRED TO LIMOUSIN - ANGUS - LINCOLN RED ALL HAVE BEEN VACCINATED FOR VIBRO, RED NOSE, LEPRO AND BRUCELLOSIS; and PREGNANCY TESTED HEALTH CERTIFICATES WILL BE FURNISHED ANGUS-HEREFORD CROSS COWS BRED TO ECLAIREUR, LIMOUSIN HEREFORD COWS BRED TO CAMILLA CHANCE, ANGUS CROSS-HEREFORD HEIFERS BRED TO COCKERINGTON LORD. 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