Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 14, 1972 · Page 4
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1972
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ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., DEC. 14,1972 Page 4 Increased Acreage May Backfire U inuf'rl EI PC teel to Board Te.-rii: R r;: an; soeiatioR are, from lef;, Dary] Swan, Hogtr Gonnerman, Can by; Merton Malcolm McLean, Garvin. Gunnink sfceretary. The annual meeting was Savs Farmer Is a Victim U ft: J:<-*.ar; art ae.fira itOi-ra: or.. «.'„': more x. mc-rr. :.;r fairs i- renc-.-ai {arrr norjc. The;. •Krir annual fivea: iht I,as AD- prcts na /varf. tu': ^ctj^^rie :o?ls rose per rar..-porla;ior 64 per ceri b.T<t rr C 'd :;-ai care r->.-€• iriari 3f»per cent. ••And - customers* wages have r.cii up 3">S per rent,*' he b 3'JirZ. C liinr '-ine wv!i-pjbi Seized :ert jce boycott,"* Meagan called .'or the dei e.'op .Tier:'. o:' e;fe: t ;ve .'irrr: ,ai>w rtrJat.' 'egislaUon. "Agr.culture is uniquely vulnerable to a strike or the secondary boycott." Reagan said. "A :'arrr. is not - Ke a factory. A strike at harvest i;mt or a secondary t >r;> c-citt — which by the way is illegal — does not just shu; dowr operations for a few- days or even weeks. It can wipe out a wnoie year's crop and put the farmer per- rrjanenuy out of business." On Sunday, .American Farm Bureau Federation President William J. Kuhfuss said rising labor costs have caused the nation's first export deficit in years and he called for legislation to give farmers more bargaining strength. "We don't have any problem seeking understanding with farm union organizer Cesar Chavez," said Kuhfuss, a Mackinaw, Dl., farmer. "We'd love to get together with him. But we are working for several principles we believe are consistent with the U.S. Constitution." Kuhfuss said these principles include secret ballotting in union elections, the outlawing of secondary boycotts and the right of farm workers to comment freely on unions. WASHINGTON - The American Soybean Association says the Agriculture Department decision announced this week to shoot for 5 million acres of beans next year could backfire and hurt farmers. Harold Keuhn, ASA president, said Tuesday in a statement issued in Washington and in Hudson, Iowa, that his group favored a lower acreage goal. "We hope USDA has knowledge of additional markets to absorb the extra production," Kuehn said. The USDA announced Monday a feed-grain-acreage program aimed at boosting corn and soybean output next year while trimming taxpayers' costs by SSOO million. Under the plan, which includes two-way options for farmers, corn plantings could go up between five million and six million acres from the 66. S million planted for the 1972 crop. Soybean plantings could increase form around 52 million acres compared with 46.4 million planted for 1972. The 1973 feed grain program will be directed at putting about 12 million acres idle in 1972 back into crops. Officials said the total expected to be taken from production next year is about 25 million acres, compared with 37 million in 1972. Asst. Secretary of Agriculture Carroll G. Brunthaver told newsmen that 1973 feed-program costs are expected to be about Sl.l billion, compared with $1.9 billion this year. As announced earlier, next year's cotton program is expected to cost S704 million, down from S815 million in 1972, and wheat about the same at roughly S850 million. For the three crops, that would mean total government costs of about $2.7 billion next year, down nearly one-fourth from the S3.6 billion spent for 1972. Huge exports, aided by SI. 2 I GREAT PLAINS SUPPLY COMPANY! • STARTS THURSDAY, NOV. 16 - ENDS SAT., DEC. 30 •!§ DIAMOND "P" LIGHT FIXTURES i | '-'.ESCV: C&M INTERIOR i LATEX PAINT 30% OFF REG. PRICE I I 3.95 GALLON i CEILING TILE 9 1 /: 2 EACH 21" MOWER ONLY $ ^O-'.'CO ELECTRONIC GARAGE I DOOR OPENERS* 124" EACH '/iA'/; CARE 7 yy i y STOVE HOODS $ 29 95 KITCHEN KOMPACT 4fl°/ PRE-FINISHED uu /( ° CADINETS OFF I REG. PRICE INTERIOR LATEX & OIL MINNESOTA PAINTS Oi DISCOUNT PRE-FINISHED DELUXE GRADE FROM 8 PANELING 4 'x 8' $ X LAWN BOY 5 H.P. SNO- BLOWER ONY $ 00 EACH LAWN BOY 8 H.P. SNO- BLOWER ONY $ 00 EACH EACH MEDICINE CABINETS DISCOUNT X X 2'-8" y 6'-8" COMBINATION $ 31 50 WOOD DOORS EACH MISCELLANEOUS I CABINET HARDWARE 1 * BEHLEN STOCKADE SUPER-WEIGHT PANELS HOG '9.95 | CATTLE $ 10.79 I COMBINATION - - - '12.65 SORRY — NO DELIVERIES X CULTURED MARBLE VANITY TOPS 20%! DISCOUNT PRICE 7 1 /4" SKILSHOP ELECTRIC SAW $|Q99 L 201 S. 6th ESTHER VILLE mt GREAT PLAINS To m PHONE 362-2654 On The Farm billion worth of grain and soybeans sold to Russia and rising demand for more wheat for American consumers are key factors behind the increased production goal for next year. Brunthaver would not say how much corn or soybeans might be produced in 1973. Corn output this year, based on Nov. 1 indications will be a near-record of 5.4 billion bushels. But poor fall harvest weather has cut into production since then. Soybean output was last estimated at a record of 1.35 billion bushels but there have been undetermined losses because of severe weather in the corn belt where most of the oilseeds are grown. The basic concept of having farmers agree to take from production part of their land as provided in the Agricultural Act of 1970 will continue in 1973. In 1972 there was a mandatory requirement of setting aside 25 per cent of the feed grain base acreage in order for a famer to qualify for benefits. Other options allowed him to add on up to 15 per cent more idle land. The Agriculture Department also said that farmers still hold­ ing ownership of 242.7 million bushels of wheat and 2.4 million bushels of corn under the departments 'reseal' program will have to turn loose the grain by next summer. The department has decided not to continue the reseal program beyond 1973 loan maturity dates for grain held under extended price supports. In an allied development, the department has tightened loan programs for financing farm grain storage and drying facilities. Among the changes is a reduction in the loan maximum from S35.000 to $25,000. New Russian Incentives WASHINGTON (AP)— The Kremlin will offer Russian farmers prizes, including cash and automobiles, in an effort to boost grain production next year, but the Agriculture Department says further crop shortages can be expected despite the incentives. "It now appears that even with average weather the USSR will have a sizable grain deficit in 1973," the Foreign Agricultural Service says. About one-fifth of the Soviet winter wheat and rye crop was implanted by cold weather, officials said. Indications, they said, point to "less than full recovery" from the poor grain harvests in 1972. The analysis was published Sunday in "Foreign Agricul­ ture," a weekly report on overseas market and trade developments of interest to American farmers. It followed an announcement in Moscow last week that the Soviet government will award prizes to outstanding farm workers in hopes 1973 production can be increased. According to USDA observers, the Russian winter grain crop was delayed so much by poor weather that even the planted grain may have trouble surviving this winter. "Also, the work load next spring will be heavier than normal because farmers will have to seed areas that should have been seeded in the fall," the report said. "Finally, spring grains which develop several weeks later are somewhat more vulnerable to summer drought than are winter grains." Even if average yields are harvested by Russian farmers next year, the report said, total grain output will be short of Soviet needs by "Several million tons." Winter damage last season and drought curtailed Russian grain production sharply in 1972, forcing Moscow to turn to U.S. Farmers for $1.2 billion worth of wheat, feed grain and soybeans. If the worst happens again to Soviet production plans, U.S. farmers may see another round of grain buying by Moscow a year or so from now. SGT. STRIPES... FOREVER by Bill Howrillo HeY,SA^e i i JUST HIM OF THE BORN LOSER by Art Sonsom 6CT A. FEW MINUTES X> SPAR£,Tr£IWPLE? WINTHROP r by Dick Cavolli HELP?'HELP/ SOMETHING^ IN THIS D4B< ROOM.' SQMETHIMGfe IN HERE AND ITfc ARB*A\E... „ HELPS , \V3 COWING/ ITfe CQWING/HELPME.' f -IP- PI*: WELL, WHEN IT GETS MB, AT L&V3T I VONT HAVE TP LOOK AT IT. THE BADGE GUYS x DON'T CA&B WHO HE SAYS HE IS, CAPET HARPER! ~ by Bowen & Schwarz bj H£A. inc. SO CALL THE STATION FOR ANOTHER SOUAP CAF?... _ ANP STOP TELLING HIM TUB UST OF PBEtEAJTS you WANT FOR CHRISTMAS! CARNIVAL by Dick Turner SIDE GLANCES by Gill Fox "Why don't you let my Pop do the legwork? You just handle the finances!" "Oh, wow! Thevery ski run where Lucille Ball broke her leg!"

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