The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 23, 1975 · Page 32
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 32

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, November 23, 1975
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Retail sugar prices soften COLLEGE STATION Remember the high sugar prices and widespread hoarding just a short year ago. Well, if the current outlook for sugar production in the United States and the rest of the world is accurate, sugar supplies will be plentiful during the coming year. So, consumers may set a slight softening in retail prices. "U.S. production of both sugarcane and sugar beets should be up sharply this year compared to 1974," points out Dr. Russell McDonald, economist in marketing for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated sugarcane output will be up about 14 per cent while production from sugar beets may be up 25 per cent from levels a year ago. Combines U.S. production of sugarcane and sugar beets should total in the neighborhood of 56 million tons while the world sugar crop may exceed 93 million tons — up four lp six jntllion tons from a year ago. At the same time that production is expanding, per capita consumption of refined sugar In the U.S. is down, notes the Texas A&M University System economist. Each American may consume less thnn 90 pounds of refined sugar this year, the lowest amount since the sugar-short years of World War U. "The decline in sugar use is mainly due to con- THE BRAZO1POHT FACTS FREE PORT, TEXAS. JUNDAV, NOVEMBER Jj, »M Food prices reflect unsubstantial change] sumer resistance to high prices of sugar and sugar- containing products," believes McDonald, "Also, n new high-fructose corn syrup is becoming available in larger quantities and Is com peting with the sugar market," The notes thai the decreasing consumption of sugar is not unique to the U.S. alone Demand is also expected to be down in Europe, Japan and Canada. What effect will the larger sugar crop have on prlcw? "Prices fw raw sugar In the U.S. may drop as low as $17 per hundred pounds this fall," sayg McDonald, "after rising above the $23 level at mid-August. "This means that consumers may »te a little relief at the supermarket. Hut for thos* Itonlng for sugar at the bargain basement prices of several years ago, it's Juat not in the cants," contend* the economist, Annual luncheon Fashion and, set at Riverside Beauty Tips The Riverside tactic*' Association will hold its annual Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec 4, with the social hour beginning At II am and the luncheon at noon Member reservations should b« made to the club office during biulnein hours on or before Nov 28. Ciutat reservation* will b« accepted from Nov 29 through noon, Dec 3 Wtrm r«riltii«rk ».»urlfd rotoft » tlylr to »WMt «Ml In f*lr» (•ralft Ihr Simply rtt(*Rl y«u am! u » pa if vt in »ilk uf vrivrt, if yum iisfir •* SHOP HOWARD'S AND SAVE! SHOP HOWARD'S AND SAVE! SHOP HOWARD'S AND SAVE! COLLEGE STATION Beef buys reflect "quite a price spread between lightweight and grain-fed beef," while overall beef prices show only a small decrease on a few cuts, Gwendolyne Clyatt said of the grocery situation across Texas this week. Of the lower-priced lightweight beef, she said proper cooking techniques (moist-heat and slower cooking) make it an economical meat value. "In general, check for beef specials on chuck roasts, ground beef, liver, round, sirloin and T-bone steaks." Mrs. Clyatt is a consumer marketing information specialist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. The Texas A&M University System. On the poultry scene, fryer chicken prices have dropped slightly — and egg prices are reasonable. Demand for eggs will force prices up in a week or so, however, as holiday baking begins, Mrs. Clyatt predicted. Of other meat buys, "a few more hogs going to slaughter — and abundant beef supplies — are helping put a brake on pork prices. Since pork supplies have increased slightly, consumers can look for occasional specials — most likely on Boston butt roasts, ham portions, picnics and liver," the specialist said. At fruit counters, apples are still the best buy in most stores. Oranges, tangelos, tangerines and grapefruit are more plentiful — with prices the same to slightly lower, while bananas and Emperor grapes have reasonable prices, Mrs. Clyatt said. "In vegetable buying. look for excellent values on the larger winter squash, such as Hubbard and Delicious — usually cut into pieces and sold by the pound. Fresh pumpkin is also plentiful." Those vegetables with the most economical prices are cooking greens, white and sweet potatoes, yellow onions, rutabagas, cabbage and carrots, the specialist added. Budget may suffer if mother works COLLEGE STATION — A mother's work outside the home can cost money — leaving only part of her paycheck for added family income, Linda McCormack, a family resource management specialist, says. If financial need is the major reason for a mother working outside the home, she should first consider her actual dollar contribution — after all employment costs are subtracted. Mrs. McCormack is with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System. The cost of outside employment may include these expenses: —Child care: babysitter, nursery school or day care center. —Transportation: fam- ily car, public transportation, a carpool. —Clothing: new. special uniforms, cleaning and upkeep. —Food away from home: restaurant, cafeteria, brown bag lunch; coffee breaks. —Food at home: more convenience-type items. —Hired help at home: cleaning, laundry. —Office gifts: contributions; special group lunches or outings. — Dues: unions; professional or business organizations. — Extra training: courses to brush up on skills or knowledge. "Also, payroll deductions for federal income taxes, social security pension or other retirement funds, and often insurance fees have to be considered," Mrs. McCormack noted. WANT YOUR PKOTO BACK? If you submit a photo U> Ihi- Factk fornrvti uvr and want it back, I'HINT ihr mailing address on the It U K uf Ihr phvCo ilit-ll I NOT un aitulhrr piecr rj paper). 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