Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 10, 1972 · Page 8
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Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, February 10, 1972
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Future Farmer Judges Official Publication Graettlnger Chapter members, FFA, attended the Junior Angus Association show at Des Moines Jan. 29. Members attending the judging contest were, from the left, Bill Ellis, team captain, Bill Murray, Dwight Schmitt, Bandy Struthers, Paul Dunn, Bill Brown, David Koekenhoff and Roger Schmitt. Bill Brown placed well among the 260 individuals entered. The team of Brown, D. Schmitt and Koekenhoff, did an outstanding job in the field of 69 teams. (Photo Courtesy of Graettinger Schools) Free Tax Guide DES MOINES - The 1972 edition of the "Farmer's Tax Guide" is now available from county agricultural agents or the Internal Revenue Service, R. C. Voskuil, IRS Acting District Director for Iowa, said today. The booklet, IRS Publication 225, shows how farmers should fill out the 1040 tax return and which schedules should be attached. A listing of important Federal tax dates for farmers can also be found in the publication. Written in non-technical language, the tax guide contains many examples of how farm transactions are handled for Federal income tax purposes. Although primarily written to help farmers prepare their 1971 tax return, the Guide is useful as a reference throughout the year. Among Iowa Industry: ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., FEB. 10,1972 Page 7 Agriculture Still Basic Ck 7V Agriculture is still the basic industry in Iowa with eight out of ten Iowa workers depending, directly or indirectly, upon agriculture for their jobs. That's the Information contained in a report compiled by the communications division of the Iowa Farm Bureau. The report released this week is based on statistical information about Iowa agriculture. The report estimates nearly 50 per cent of all Iowa workers depend directly on agriculture for their jobs. The remaining 30 per cent depend indirectly upon agriculture as their jobs are involved in serv- 4-H Clubs Report Wiley Mayne Good News for Corn Farmers WASHINGTON, D.C. - There was good news for Iowa corn farmers on Feb. 2 when the Department of Agriculture announced a new option raising the direct 'payment to be offered for voluntary set aside acres to SO cents per bushel. This is 28 cents more than the 52 cents previously announced and the first time in program history the voluntary rate will equal the mandatory. Thus the payment for setting aside both the mandatory 25 per cent of base acres and 10 or 15 per cent of voluntary acres will be $80 per acre on farms with an established 100 bushel yield, or an estimates $77 per acre for the average Iowa farm. To qualify for the 80 cent voluntary payment the farmer will, in addition to setting aside 10 or 15 per cent of his base, agree not to plant corn or sorghum or another 10 or 15 per cent, but will be free to plant soybeans or other crops on this latter portion. THE NEW option will protect feed grain income this year while enablingfarmers to keep production within reasonable limits. This is essential if we are to move the carry-over from last year's surplus and get market prices to reasonable levels. I have been urging Secretary Butz to take this action for some time in response to strong recommendations from my advisory committee of actual farm operators in the 6th District. They contended a 52 cent voluntary payment was too low to protect farm income and correctly predicted it would not attract sufficient participation. When I pressed for an 80 cent payment, the Secretary was receptive but said he was encountering stiff opposition from the Office of Management and Budget. However, the planting intentions survey announced January 27 confirmed our predictions and gave me new ammunition for the 80 cent rate. Thereafter I was in touch with the Secretary, Assistant Secretary Palmby and other Department officials on a daily basis until receiving the Secretary's phone call early Feb. 2 that the 80 cent option would soon be announced. AS I SAID on the floor of the House later that day, this action demonstrates the Nixon Administration is capable of using the flexible provisions of the Agriculture Act of 1970 boldly and decisively in the national interest. It is giving the Act a chance to work in the way Congress intended when it passed withmajor- ity support from both parties. The new option greatly strengthens the feed grain program and should encourage a sign-up sufficient to retire the targeted 38 million acres from production this year. SUPERIOR SUNBEAMS The Superior Sunbeams 4-H club met at the home of Juanita Beck January 21. The meeting was called to order by our new president Diana Wahlman at 7:45. Wendy Lutz led the Pledge of Allegiance, Roll call, "A garment I would like to make, was answered by seven members. Five visitors were present. Beverly Lutz and AnnabellSoat gave a demonstration on "Group Exercises. Juanita Beck read some short poems and the group acted them out. Mrs. Wahlman gave an illustrated talk on, "Merry or Messy." There was a discussion on the club's contribution to IF YE and the Hausman Fund. The 4-H Pledge was led by Donna Wahlman. Lunch was served by Juanita Beck and her mother. Juanita Beck, Reporter THE ESTHERVrLLE MERRY MAIDS The Estherville Merry Maids held their February meeting on February 8th, 1972. Robin Leonard and Pam Hennick were hostesses. "Meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Sharon Lepird. Roll call was answered by 11 members oach naming a part of the sewing machine. There was one visitor present. We planned a sledding party at the home of Valeric Poyzcrs on February 26th at 1:30. There is going to be an officers meeting on Saturday, February 19th at 1:30 at the V.F.W. Three past members in our club and one present member received seals for being in 4-H for over five years. They are Janet Andre, Arlene Berry, Ramona Doyle, and Yvonne Lepird. A demonstration was given by Tammy Monsen showing us how to thread a sewing machine. Recreation was led by the three leaders showing us how to use the sewing machines. Lunch was served by Robin Leonard, Mrs, Leonard and Pam Hennick. Terril You Can.. Grow .200-Bushel Corn You can grow 200-bushel corn on your farm, says Clarence Cunningham of Greenfield, 111. And he's been doing it consistently for the .past five years inexperimeritalplots onhisfarm. Most recently, Cunningham won the 1971 corn growing contest sponsored by FS Services, Inc., with a yield of 277.28 bushels. Five years ago, he won the three state (Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin) competition with a yield of 217 bushels. HJs prize winning jdeld^eame,,;, from a measured acre in a five- acre contest plot which was^part of a 60 acre field. His^corn average from the entire field reached 200 bushels. Overall average on the farm was 180 bushels. Cunningham farms in partnership with his father on a 230 acre farm which features V both grain and hogs. What does it take to produce such high yielding crops? A good hybrid seed (He used FS V 860 — a full season single cross variety suited for high populations and narrow rows. High fertility. (Within five years, Cunningham said, the average farmer can build the fertility of the varying types of soil on his farm to a 200-bushel capacity.) Annual soil tests. (Fertilizer recommendations should be based on test results, but geared, toward the yield goal.) High plant population and narrow rows. (Cunningham used 36,000 in 20-inch rows.) No cultivation. (Aside from compacting the soil during the growing season, he said, it tends to partially destroy the root system at a critical time.) Good tillage program. (He used the moldboard plow 10-12 inches deep in spring and chisel plowed 18 inches deep in fall. The aim, he said, is to open the soil for more moisture absorption and greater root penetration.) Experimental plots. (Cunningham has been working with population, row width and fertility variations for the past 11 years. He had early success with a 30-inch row and this year found 20-inch rows suitable. Next year he hopes to experiment with a double 20-inch row or 10-inch equivalent.) Personal management — doing things when they need doing. It makes a difference, he said. He worked with his local service cooperative in improving phases of his farming program. Cunningham believes today's ..termer must have a gambling spirit. They've always gambled with the weather, he says, and if they take the trouble to prepare their cropping program, it will pay off, even in bad weather. CHe says that farmers like himself are too often trapped by traditional crop practices. He could have planted two weeks earlier but waited until the more traditional time, April 27. The same was true at harvest time.) And what kind of gambler is Cunningham? Two years ago, he started with the 20-inch row. This necessitated a substantial investment in new machinery to handle the job. Today, he's making that investment pay off in greater yields. Cunningham raises about 2,200 head of cross-bred hogs per year and his entire corn supply is fed to them. He stores about 25,000 bushels on his farm. This year, he harvested approximately 36,000 bushels. His hogs are marketed through the local outlet of D?LA. FHA Serves 3 Million WASHINGTON (AP) - The Farmers Home Administration says its loan operations totaled a record $2.5 billion last year and served three million rural people in a variety of programs from housing to community sewer and water projects. That compared with an esti­ mated 2.2 million persons benefiting in 1970 from loan operations totaling $1.94 billion, the Agriculture Department agency said Monday in a report. The most money, $1.4 billion, was for housing loans to low- income rural people, the FHA said. Corn Farmer Cunningham HANSON SILOS 3 WAYS BETTER! ^Jt Larger SWING IN DOORS No more wrestlinfi with.heavy doors. Big. for easy access: w m I L € THICKER STRONGER STAVES Concrete staves over 3" thick for more durability and strength. TRANSLUCENT ROOF CAP A CHUTE DORMER | Heavy duty Fiberglass illuminates the Inside of silo and chute. Write for FREE Literature. HANSON SILO CO. LUVERNE, MINN. 56156 Plants Also At Lake Lillian, Minn. Lake View, Ia. • HANSON SILO • HANSON • HANSON SILAGE UNLOADER DISTRIBUTOR • FEED CONVEYING EQUIPMENT HANSON Year-Round SILO UNLOADER A , Haw Dllt» "* A V »wnr. _ Chop* cyan Hard- B'aackJd in* rronn Silas*, r. Extra Hiavy Fad- c On for bait throwing action. PEOPLE WITH GROWING IDEAS do business with the LAND BANK If you are considering a loan on land to buy land, consolidate debts, make improvements or for other purposes ... talk to us. We'd like to show you how a long-term Land Bank loan on land can help you put your ideas to work. Success is the crop we cultivate. EMMETSBURG WEST HIGHWAY 18 PH. (712)852-2645; BOX 75 SEE EUGENE HUTCHINS, BOB .. REEL OR HELEN HAAS. ing and supplying the businesses directly involved in agriculture. The report says today's concept of agriculture includes production, processing, manufacturing, servicing, utilization and consumption. And this agricultural complex forms the foundation of Iowa's expanding economy with mostnewor expanding industry in Iowa directly or indirectly related to agriculture, the report emphasizes. The report describes a typical Iowa farmer as: 48.5 years of age, farming 247 acres, earning about $30,000 ingross income and about $8,500 in net income annually and having about $131,000 Invested in land, machinery, buildings, crops and livestock. Using a total investment of $18 billion and 33.7 million acres of farmland, Iowa farmers produce nearly $4 billion wortli of crops and livestock annually. Iowa leads the nation in all livestock marketings as well as cattle and hog marketings. About 25 per cent of the nation's pork supply is marketed in Iowa and about 1G per cent of the grain- fed cattle is marketed here. And Iowa produces more corn in most years than any other state and is second in soybean production. Iowa sends most of Its farm production out-of-state with about $592 million going to overseas markets. Iowa crop exports are equal to 25 per cent of the state's crop production and to 42.5 percent of the value of crop cash receipts in the state. To maintain high production levels, Iowa farmers purchase about $3 billion worth of production supplies and services. Major expenses include: $558 million for teed, $119 million for petroleum products, $188 million for fertilizer, $56 million for seed, $253 million for property taxes and $247 million for interest on debts. Mrs. Lucille Arthur, Mrs. Jack Arthur and Mrs. Dale Upward were Saturday afternoon coffee guests of Mrs. Wayne Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Rouse were weekend guests at Boone where they visited in the homes of Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Rouse and family and Dr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson and family. Sunday afternoon Mrs. Beryl •Coleman attended the silver anniversary -open house in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Coleman at Milford and was a supper guest. Coleman is Beryl's nephew. Household Auction 208 North 18th (North of Cardinal Cafe) Saturday, Feb. 12, 10.00 a.m. G. E. REFRIGERATOR GAS STOVE 3 PIECE BEDROOM SUITE, WALNUT 1-% BED COMPLETE WALNUT DINING ROOM SET SWIVEL CHAIR HIDEAWAY BED 2 STUDIO COUCH MISCELLANEOUS CHAIRS FOOT STOOL 1 STEEL BOOKSHELF 1 OAK BOOKSHELF CHILD DESK WALL MIRROR LAMPS GAS INCINERATOR ELECTRIC GRILLE WAFFLE IRON TOASTER COFFEE POT DISHES SMOKE STAND ANTIQUES OAK ROUND GLASS CHINA CLOSET OAK BUFFET LIBRARY TABLE DRESSER CLOCK DISHES PICTURE FRAMES VACUUM CLEANER TOOLS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Sunday dinner guests in the Eldon Alvestad. home In Estherville included Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Moore, Mrs. Jenny Alvestad of Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alvestad of Juhl and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Alvestad and family. NOT RESPONSIBLE IN CASE OF'ACCIDENTS USUAL AUCTION TERMS A. J. B0NSTEAD, owner BURNS & CLARK, Auctioneer £ (Farm Number 37) MYSTERY FARM] OF-THE-WEEK CAN YOU INDENTIFY THIS MYSTERY FARM? $ Owner or tenant of above farm will receive a free 8x10 photo of it by stopping in STATE APPROVED READY-MIX * CONCRETE DRAIN TILE * CONCRETE HAYDITE BLOCKS * PRECAST STEPS \ ESTHERVILLE CONCRETE PRODUCTS PHONE 712-362-2522, ESTHERVILLE, IOWA

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