The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa on April 27, 1972 · Page 6
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The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa · Page 6

Orange City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 27, 1972
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-rnr iilml— Tourist spGfidifl& ARM NEWS „ ,„„„,„ nun in unnnram inn minmMinnnimtn mi nnm nil «»''' Farm Outlook: "B/g business" think agriculture (Reprinted through the courtesy of Farmland Industries.) Next time you think "big business", think agriculture. Farming, ranching. More than four and one-half million workers are directly employed in agriculture. That's more jobs than in the transportation, steel and auto industries combined. Additionally, three of every ten non-farm jobs in private industry either -depend on or are related to agriculture. Farmers and ranchers spend S40 billion a year for goods and services just to produce crops and livestock—employing six million people who work at jobs supplying such things as trucks, tractors, feed, seed, fertilizer, tires and petroleum products. And another ten million people have jobs storing, transporting, processing and selling agriculture's output. Farmers and ranchers have invested $307 billion in land and equipment to become efficient producers. They feed the average American family, for example, for less than 17% of its take-home pay. So let's be glad for the strong interdependence between the city and the farm. A healthy state for now, a bright promise for the future. The roots of American industry are firmly implanted in the farms and ranches across our nation. For the farmer is not only our big provider, he's also a big customer, big employer and big stimulator of non-farm employment. Agriculture is the nation's largest industry, with more than four and a.half million people employed right on the land. And few of us realize how many people work in jobs in other industries related to farming. Because workers are needed to store,ship, process and sell agriculture's nutput, the farmer is respon- •;ible for millions of jobs . . . billions of payroll dollars in town. In the meat, dairy, baking, fruit and vegetable industries alone, farming is responsible for over $6 billion in annual payrolls. And many more billions in farm equipment factories, oil fields and refineries, fertilizer plants, rubber factories, electric utilir ties and the transportation industry. In fact, three out of every ten non-farm jobs in private industry are related to farming. The prosperity of cities and farms is deeply intertwined. So let's join hands to keep America's standard of living the best in the world. Surprisingly, in the world's most industrialized nation, agriculture is still the largest industry. And that's good. For a number of reasons- starting with the food you eat, the clothes you wear, maybe even your paycheck. Three of every ten jobs in industries other than agriculture relate to America's farmers and ranchers. Jobs supplying the products and services for which they spend $40 billion a year to produce crops and livestock. Jobs in the food industry . . . storing, shipping, processing and selling agriculture's output ... from hauling grain and baking bread to processing meat and dairy products and TV dinners. Jobs weaving and selling fabrics, too. And today's farmer produces more. Enough food, cotton, wool and other commodities for himself and 45 other people—more than double that of just 15 years ago. Every one of us has a stake In agriculture. In its relationship to other industry. In its importance to our daily subsistence. In its need to prosper, so it can continue to help our. nation prosper. Next time you eat a meal... or cash your paycheck . . . think of this: much of your way of life flows from the farm. Every one of us is a customer of the farmer and rancher, every day. And millions of us work in jobs that depend on him. The land itself provides America's largest industry. More people are employed In farming and ranching than in transportation, steel and the auto industries combined. But that's only the beginning. Through related industries, the farmer is responsible for some 16 million jobs in non-farm occupations. Billions of payroll dollars come to us via the "in-between" industries. Factories that produce products for the farmer's needs. And businesses that store, transport, process and sell his output. So look at it this way. The city needs the farm, and the farm needs the city. And it's this Interdependence that helps keep America the best fed, most prosperous nation in the world. With a tight soybean supply and carryover stocks at a minimum, soybean prices will remain very sensitive to changing demand and acreage prospects, according to Bob Wtsner, Iowa State University extension economist. Consequently, Wisner indicates there will probably be a continued erratic price pattern for at least the next three months. Cash soybeans prices increased 16 to 18 cents a bushel at mid-April, largely reflecting speculation about possible soybean meal sales to Russia. This brought Central Iowa prices for modified No. 1 beans up to $3.39 per bushel--68 cents higher than a year earlier. The last time prices were higher was In 1966 when Central Iowa markets reached $3.60 during August. Price strength at that time was generated by concern over dry weather and a world food storage. Soybean meal demand has been rather soft this season, according to Wisner. To date, exports are 2 percent less than a year earlier. Domestic use is down 7 percent. Prospects for the last half of the marketing year point to steady to slightly declining domestic meal use. This is because of a decline In swine farrow- ings and a possible leveling off in broiler numbers. Foreign demand for soybean meal will be a key influence on bean prices this spring and summer, according to the economist. Currency revaluations have partially offset higher meal prices. Even more important is speculation about possible meal sales to Russia. Secretary of Agriculture Sari Butz hopes we can sell the Soviets at least $200 million worth of grain and soybeans this year. There is talk of a 10-year agreement to exchange U.S. grains and soybeans for Russian petroleum and natural gas, but it could be several weeks yet before we know if any of these agreements materialize. Soybean oil exports from October through .February were about even with a year earlier. From present indications, however, Wisner says exports the rest of this season will be well below year- earlier levels. Domestic demand will probably remain fairly steady through the summer. The possible Russian purchases should be a supporting influence on the market into early May. But purchases have already been discounted into futures quotations to some extent. "If substantial purchases don't develop, prices could drop back several cents per bushel," Wisner explains. And he adds, "If purchases are made for late in the year, Total tourist expenditure by In-state and out-of-state travelers in Iowa in 1971 totaled $610 million. This represents an increase of $33 million over 1970 and of $81 million over 1969. These figures were recently received by the Tourism Division of the Iowa Development Commission In the annual Copeland Report. The report Is compiled by Lewis and Leona Copeland of the Department of Statistics, Col- •lege of Business Administration, University of Tennessee. Significant In the overall total is that $344 million was contributed by out-of-state travelers. In 1970, this group of travelers spent $320 million and In 1969, $304 million. While all tourist spending is vital to the state's economic bloodstream, it is the tourist dollar spent by the out- of-state traveler which creates the greatest impetus for the state's economy. All citizens of the state benefit from these dollars and all for a relatively low cost to the state. A breakdown of the $344 million spent in Iowa by out- of-state travelers and of the tourist dollar, reveals that $114,900,000 was contributed directly to the personal income of lowans, representing 33 cents of the tourist dollar, and that $177,500,000 went into the market for goods and services rendered, representing 52 cents of the tourist dollar. Nine cents of every tourist dollar are collected as some form of state tax. This total in 1971 was $32,000,000 of five percent of all state taxes collected. Municipal and county governments collected an additional $7,600,000 in taxes in 1971 from out-of-state tourists, or, two cents of every tourist dollar goes to local taxes. The remaining four cents of the tourist dollar goes to the federal government in some form of tax levy. This totaled $12,000,000 in 1971 from Iowa. Of as much importance as the dollars spent are the thousands of jobs created by the service of travelers. According to the Copeland Report there are 17,500 active commercial concerns serving and transporting travelers in Iowa and these firms comprise one in six of the 102,000non-farm business operations in the state. Among the 75,000 firms in private commerce alone, newcrop bids could be strengthed at the expense of the old-crop prices." Planted acreage will be another influence on summer and fall soybean prices. The Secretary of Agriculture's acceptance of additional set- aside offered'by farmers, plus new-crop contracting prices at over $3 a bushel may encourage some further shift from corn to soybeans. one in five operates travel accommodations or related services. These travel business concerns provide jobs for 91, 210 proprietors and employed workers. Additional trade brought into the state by tourists provides Jobs for 25,000 lowans and all travel spending In the state creates jobs for a total of 44,200 persons. In a final section of the report the vital question of where Iowa's visitors originate their trips is answered. In a regional breakdown of the country, the Copeland Report shows that the largest percentage of Iowa's out-of- state visitors come from the North Central region which includes the five Great Lakes states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin and the 12 Plains States of Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and the twelfth state is Iowa. These eleven states contribute 77 per cent of all of Iowa's out-of-state visitors. Of the other areas of the country, the Northeast region contributed four per cent; the South, ten per cent; and the West nine per cent. Of all the states, with the exception of some of the bordering states, California supplies the largest percentage of out-of- state visitors to Iowa. Six out of ten of Iowa's out- of-state visitors come from the six contiguous states. Of these, Illinois leads with 19 per cent. Following Illinois are Missouri with 13 per cent, Nebraska with 11 per cent, Minnesota with nine per cent, Wisconsin with six per cent and South Dakota with five per cent. Throughout this report, a broad definition of "traveler" is used. The term includes persons going outside their tor of the Iowa Community pesticides Study. Mick and his "searchers want lowans who have been exposed to pest cdtes-- including Insecticides, herb • cldes, fungicides androdentl- cldes-andwho.think hey have been sick as a result, to fill out a questionnaire. Knowledge of pestlcdes'ef- fects upon human health ham I essentially changed since the chemicals were first introduced in the 1940s, says Mick. "So often theese symptoms are similar to those of the flu," he says. "A lot of people suffering from them don t feel they are sick enough to see a doctor. Therefore, most of the cases go unreported. To obtain questionnaires persons should write to: The Iowa Community Pesticides Study, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, University of Iowa, Oakdale, Iowa 52319. Number I industry is agriculture in la. By William H. Harbor Speaker of the House It is truly amazing to learn of the number of people in Iowa who give little consideration to Iowa's number one industry - agriculture - when talking in terms of economic and industrial development. All too often we think in terms of acquiring new industry by making attractive overtures to companies Interested in new plant sites. Certainly this is commendable and should be pursued with vigor and enthusiasm. However, it might be wise to give thought to the tremendous potential we have at our very back door. In our boundaries, we have twenty-five percent (25%) of all the Grade "A" land in the United States. From these acres the producers of our food and fiber have brought Iowa to a position of envy of the other 49 states. We rank at, or near, the top In the production of corn oats, popcorn, all livestock cash receipts, hogs, cow-calf num- bers, soybean production and ° n!o "ich soil produces more wealth e*ch year than all the gold mines in the world and which amounts to onttenth (1/iOth) of the nation* annual food supply, We should all be popping our buttons as to these accomplishments and asMng how we can promote these accomplish- m< A tS partner in this operation is the State Government. Ther6 are some things we, of necessity, in our Position must be responsib e for and move ahead expedl puslyj research can be initiated into production methods, ways o market and new products can be developed. This past Session the Legislature recognized needs of agriculture and responded to them. In order to make our pork saleable in California, it was necessary to pass brucellosis control measures so as to assure our western market of clean pork. This will reflect in more dollars in the pockets of the hog producers. Also, the final stage in the control of hog cholera was passed, making our state cholera free. Assurances that agriculture would be recognized in the new Environmental Quality Agency took much debate and three conference committees to resolve. The fear that uninformed ecologists would dominate the Agency and result in the down grading of agriculture was ever par- sent. However, the final result was to give recognition to both points of view and maintain agriculture in the position it so justly deserves. Concern for the potential dry areas of Iowa was recognized by the passing of what has been called the "rain making bill". Moisture shortages have long been a concern of southwest Iowa, therefore, permissive legislation was passed to allow, upon a referendum, the levying of a two cent (2?) per acre tax to pay cloud seeding. These are ]ustaf 6v j proposals passed which of interest to agrtcffi rectiy, and to all ot general. When Iowa a™ ture prospers, we an pro" Mrs. Haverdlnk and daughter, Michelle and Brad Highstreet from attended the Mother-r™ Banquet at the First Red Church with Mrs, -~ doom on Tuesday Becky Ver Maat froj shalltown and Arnle Verl from Mitchell, South ri spent the weekend || parental John Ver Maath" Mr. and Mrs. „„,„ will be spending the \ in Iowa City on a trip. Mr. andMrs.GerrttWaj visited with Mrs. u Wabeke at the Good San tan Home in Newell Wednesday. Mrs. John Wlerseraav Sunday afternoon and su guest in the home ot Mrl Mrs. Alfred Hoogland! Hospers. NUN WANT! CATTLE AND LI VESTOCI BUYERS We want men in this i I Train to buy cattle, I and hogs. I We will train qualified r I with some livestock 1 ence. For local int... I write today with, your k. I ground. Include your | address and phone nui CATTLE BUYERS, 4420 Madison Kinus City, Mo. 6411| aW .(iWjbcl I dally commuting zones, which Includes Iowa residents making one day or weekend trips within the state; persons traveling for business, pleasure, and personal affairs; persons visiting the state for pleasure tours and vacations and to see friends and relatives. Also included are those persons, whether traveling for business or pleasure, who pass through the state enroute to another destination. Out-of-state travelers are those people from other states traveling in Iowa and in-state travelers are lowans traveling in Iowa. Some pesticides can cause flu symptons Nausea, headache, dizziness, salivation, cramps and sweating. They're all symp- tons of the flu, but they are also symptons of overexposure to some pesticides. "Nobody has attempted to determine the health status of persons in Iowa who have had health involvements related to pesticides," says Asst. Prof. David L. Mick, project direc- AUCTION Real Estate and Household Items The following will be sold at Public Auction on the premises located 1 block West and Yz block South of the 1st Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa—420 Colorado Ave. SW, on * April 29 at 1:30, "Get ahead of him, quick . . he'a marking up prices!" Attention Dairymen Stockmen Curtiss Breeding Service will be holding an Artificial Insemenation School in the Orange City area May 9,10 £ The price of $ 100 includes school and $ 50 in free semen For more information contact Bob Kannegieter Phone 712-475-3648 George,Iowa 6-THE SIOUX COUNTY CAPITAL, Thursday, April 27, 1972 For that Spring Tune Up depend on Farmer's We'll give you Bumper-to-Bumper Service Real Estate This is a 3 bedroom home with a modern kitchen, living room, bath, porch and is gas heated and also has a garage. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 13 Block 17 South Addition of Orange City, Iowa. TERMS: 20 % down on the day of the sale and the balance on June 15, 1972 upon delivery of deed and abstract showing merchantable title. TAXES: 1971 taxes payable in 1972 will be paid by the sellers. INSURANCE: Sellers agree to carry existing insurance until possession is given. POSSESSION: Immediate. Household Items • Oil Change • Complete Radiator Service •Tune Up • Tire Check • Grease Job • Wash and Polish Job • Battery Check • Muffler and Tail Pipe Inspection Need a new set of tires You can Save Money Here FARMER'S @® OIL ASS'N Kenmore Gas Stove (like new) Refrigerator Automatic Washer Electric Clothes Dryer Kitchen Table & Chairs Swivel Rockers 3 pc Bedroom'Set Set of Golf Clubs RCA Color Television Coffee Table End Tables Davenpoift and Chair Golden Rocker Table Lamps Some used Lumber Stereo Set With AM/FM Radio Comb, PHONE 4804 - Orange City PHONE 4315 ^ Alton Numerous other items * 1968 Impala chev, 2 Door Hardtop, 3 Speed Transmission, 396 engine and has only 54000 miles and a lot of good miles left in it, To see the home contact one of the Auctioneers, Terms: Cash Not responsible for accidents Fred Dykhuizen Owner Bogaard & Van Geider Auctioneers Northwestern State Bank, Clerk

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