Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 1, 1973 · Page 3
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Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, February 1, 1973
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Brazilian Soybean Output Up By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian soybean production is growing so fast that U.S. soybean growers eventually may see declines in their profits on the crop because of increased world-market competition, an Agriculture Department expert said today. Stanley Mehr of the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service said the Brazilian soybean crop may total 4.1 million metric tons 151.7 million bushels this year, a 24 per cent gain from 1972. Further, Mehr said, if Brazilian farmers continue at the current pace, total output could reach seven million tons (257 million bushels) by 1976 and 10 million (367 million bushels) by 1980. Mehr, who recently visited Brazilian soybean areas, presented his findings in a weekly report, Foreign Agriculture. Although the United States is the leading soybean producer and exporter, with a record crop of 1.27 billion bushels last year, Mehr believes the emergence of Brazil as a new supplier could have a substantial impact. Already, Mehr noted, Brazil is the second-ranked exporter of soybeans, meal and oil. "Although the high demand for soybeans and products on world markets has kept pi'ices high, rocketing Brazilian output and exports may eventually influence U.S. prices," Mehr said. American producers have been enjoying the longest run of high soybean prices on record. In December, according to USDA, the national average price was $3.95 per bushel. The entire 1972 crop will average about $3.49 per bushel, according to preliminary estimates. So huge is the demand that U.S. reserves will be depleted by next fall when a new crop is ready. Administration farm officials, consequently, want producers to boost plantings substantially in the spring. REA Disputes Nixon's Budget WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon's new budget, announced Monday, showed the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) is expected to lend $618 million to electric borrowers this fiscal year, but a spokesman for local power co-ops disputes the estimate. Under an order issued Dec. 29, direct federal loans by REA were cut off and were substituted by financing from private source ST -The private plan will be continued in the fiscal year beginning July 1. The budget showed that di- Midwest Aid In Boxcars WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, says he has been to'd the Interstate Commerce Commission ICC will soon issue orders to ease a boxcar shortage hampering Midwest grain shippers. The senator said Wednesday that carriers will be restricted to committing no more than 25 per cent of their covered hopper cars to unit train service- service used primarly by large grain companies. The second order, Clark explained, reduces from seven to three days the free time for unloading grain shipments at ports, meaning the cars should return W circlation faster. Clark/ is a member of the Senate Agricultural Marketing subcommittee. Dairy Pi;ices Jump 10 Cents WASHINGTON (AP) Prices paid dairy farmers for Class I or bottling-type milk in early January averaged $7.49 per hundredweight, up 10 cents more than a year ago, according to the Agriculture Department. rect federal loans by REA — made before the cut-off order — will total $228 million in the current fiscal year ending next June 30. In addition, according Agriculture Department budget officers, private financing will supply $390 million. Robert D. Partridge, general manager of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, said that the $390 million estimated to be loaned from private' financing.appeared "too optimistic, by far" and that borrowers stood a good chance of not seeing any of the newly financed money by June 30. The REA, asked when it would be ready to begin making new loans, said procedures had not been worked out entirely but "some announcement" might be made soon. Partridge and other electric co-op people are supporting a bill by Sens. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., and George Aiken, R- Vt., which would restore federal funding to REA loans. Some 51 senators were reported as cosponsors as of Monday. The budget put REA electric loans for the year beginning July 1 at the same level, $618 million. In 1971-72, when all REA lending was from public sources, electric loans totaled $438 million. Under the new procedure, REA loans will bear 5 per cent interest rates, compared with a 2 per cent charge which had been in effect since 1944. "The basic problem with their idea," Partridge said in an interview, "is that Congress doesn't buy at all the use of the Rural Development Act for this purpose." The Agriculture'Department, when it announced the shift in REA financing last month, said authority was given in the 1972 Rural Development Act. Humphrey and others who were instrumental in writing the development law heatedly deny it was the intent of Congress to authorize sweeping changes in REA or any other basic program. < ; GOOD USED TRUCKS Waiver of Finance Until March 1 , 1973 1970 - IH - 3/4-Ton Pickup, 40,000 mi. , 1969 - IH - 1/2-Ton Pickup, 30,000 mi. 1967 - IH - 3/4-Ton Pickup 1966 - Chev. - 1/2-Ton Pickup 1962 - GMC - 3/4-Ton Pickup 1967 - IH - 1700 - 14-Ft. Box & Hoist 1962 - Chev. - 14-Ft. Box & Hoist 1958 - IH - 162 - 14-Ft. Box & Hoist 1957 - iH - S170 - 14-Ft. Box • ESTHERVILLE HI 1 IMPLEMENT CO. East On Highway 9 Feeding Leftover DES Is Illegal This Year BY GENE RULLESTAD • EMMET COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR It has been said before, but we will say it again, cattle (and lambs) are not to be fed any feed containing diethylstilbestrol (DES). Most livestock feeders know that feeding DES has been illegal as of January 1 this year, but it can be tempting to feed up old supplement containing DES even though it is no longer legal. The Federal Food and Drug Administration has been using highly sensitive detection equipment to check on possible residues in meat. The techniques used are much more sensitive than those used in the past and detect DES residues of less than one part per billion. In view of the possible penalties for feeding stilbes- trol, livestock feeders should not take chances feeding the material. Cattle feeders can still use other growth stimulants such as implants and get good results. In a recently published leaflet from Iowa State University, Bill Zmolek, Extension livestock specialist, reports for example that the cost of three 12-milligram DES implants (the dose for a yearling steer) will cost from 12 to 18 cents. The implant will improve gains 8 to 15 per cent and improve feed conversion 5 to 11 per cent. The leaflet shows by pictures how to implant the cattle, describes the expected results from five other implant materials, and gives the recommended dosage for each one. The leaflet is available at the Extension office. Swine Producers Clinic Area swine producers will have an opportunity to attend a Swine Producers Clinic next week, according to Gene Rullestad, Emmet County Extension Director. The clinic will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Stub's Ranch Kitchen in Spencer, and Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Country Club in Whittemore. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the speaking part of the program will get under way at 10 a.m. Both programs are the same which allows swine producers to attend the one that is the more convenient and best fits their schedule. Three livestock specialists will headline the meeting. Dr. Gene Rouse, northwest Iowa livestock specialist, will discuss high lysine corn, protein and antibiotics in swine rations. Dr. John Berthelsen, Extension Veterinarian from Iowa State, will discuss a calendarized herd health program and look at a closed herd approach to control disease. Winding up the day's event will be Dr. Emmett Stevermer, Extension livestock specialist from Ames, with a discussion of reproductive efficiency, breeding problems, and the economics of sows vs. gilts. Private conferences with any of the specialists will be arranged for swine producers who make a request. Advance notice is requested of the people that will be attending the Whittemore meeting. The registration fee at'Whittemore is $3.00 to cover the cost of the noon meal, coffee breaks and room rent. The meal cost at Spencer will be similar. All interested swine producers are invited to attend this meeting. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., FEB. 1, 1973 Page 3 USDA Acreage Strategy Could Mean Record Yields By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Farmers could produce a record corn crop of 6 billion bushels and boost soybean production this year to another high of 1.5 billion bushels under new acreage strategy announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department. The Nixon administration, under pressure to increase consumer food supplies and meet rising export commitments, added more land to potential crop production this year. Producers of corn, sorghum, and barley will have to idle 25 per cent of their acreage base in 1973 to qualify for full government benefits. When announced last December 11, the requirement would have been 30 per cent. In all, according to USDA, feed grain producers are ex­ pected to wind up with about 11.5 million acres taken from production this year compared with 37 million diverted in 1972. Until revised Wednesday, the 1973 plan called for more than 25 million acres set aside. The new version, therefore, is aimed at putting about 9 million acres back to work. More feed and soybeans are needed, officials said. The expansion could mean that farmers will plant 74 million acres of corn this year, a boost of two On The Farm million from what USDA experts expected in December. Last year's corn harvest producted about 5.47 billion bushels, according to the latest estimate. The record was 5.6 billion in 1971. Soybeans, although not regulated under set-aside controls, could be increased to 54 million acres planted this spring from fewer than 50 million expected earlier. Officials said that could be enough to produce 1.5 billion bushels, a supply calculated to meet larger demands and build a slight carryover later on. Last year's soybean harvest is currently estimated at 1.27 billion bushels, also a record. Besides the option under which farmers can retired 25 per cent of their base acres to qualify for full benefits— including a direct payment of 32 cents per bushel on half of their Insurance Companies Avoid Paying Livestock Claims PRIMGAHR, Iowa (AP) Many insurance companies are avoiding paying claims to farmers whose livestock are killed by dogs, O'Brien County Auditor Coreen Gillespie said Wednesday. Her comments reflected the views of many county officials who are asking the legislature to repeal a state law on the county dog tax and the county domestic animal fund. The law provides a dog tax, the funds of which go into a pool to pay farmers for livestock losses from dogs and wolves. Most farmers who own animals that are killed by dogs carry their own livestock insurance, said Mrs. Gillespie. "Most companies will not pay a claim until it's presented to the county, and as a result escape .paying many claims." Cherokee County Auditor Beverly Anderson said county supervisors must inspect dead an­ imals before any claim is paid, and since their travel costs are paid from other county funds, the entire county is paying for such claims. A bill to repeal the laws on the dog tax and the animal fund has been introduced in the state Senate by Kevin Kelly, R- Sioux City. Ringsted Jorgensons Visit Dakota Relatives normal production— the new plan offers another alternative. It calls for no acreage seta- side requirements, compared with a 15 per cent diversion previously, but the payments will be reduced to 15 cents per bushel for half of a farmer's normal production. The earlier payment would have been 24 cents. Also, USDA said, the second option requires that a farmer hold his 1973 feed grain acreage to last year's level. In that way, officials said, farmers will be encouraged to plant soybeans on the remainder. Sign-up in the 1973 set-aside program will begin Feb. 5 and will continue through March 16. WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's sheep flock declined five per cent last year, continuing an annual decline which began in 1961, says the Agriculture Department. As of Jan. 1, officials said in a year-end inventory, sheep and lambs totaled 17,726,000 head. Those included about 2.8 million sheep and lambs being fed for slaughter, approximately the same as a year earlier. In 1961, according to USDA records, there were more than 32 million sheep and lambs on farms, almost double today's inventory. Shifts to other livestock, intermittent price troubles, predators and competition from imports and manmade fibers have contributed to the downturn. Armstrong Attend Shower in Lakota Mrs. C. J. Countryman, Vicki, Cindy and Jill attended a shower recently for Penny Countryman of Manaha, Neb., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Countryman of Titonka. The shower was at the Lutheran Church in Lakota. She will marry Howard Peterson of Omaha, Nebr. on Feb. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fisher and family spent several days at the parental Ed Geppert home at Alexandria, S.D. Mr. Geppert was a patient atthe Mitchel, S.D., hospital. The Seneca Thrusday Club met at the Shaperal Cafe in Armstrong with Mrs. Ervin Votteler as hostess. Mrs. Delond Votteler of Fenton displayed candles she had made and resin novelties. The 1973 year books distributed. Doyle Wagner attended the National League of Postmasters meeting in Waterloo recently. Mr. and Mrs. Garth Mortimore, Shannon, Kelly and Kathy of Humboldt, Richard Shekey of Humboldt, and Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Baas and Jenny of Minneapolis were recent guests in the Wilbert Baas home. Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Oleson are vacationing in Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Johnson are staying at the Oleson home during their absence. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Irmiter were hosts to the Jolly Joker's Housewife's Club and the members husbands Sunday evening at a 500 card party. Prizes were won by Mr. and Mrs.Roger Mart and Clinton Mart, Armstrong, and Mrs. Augusta Mayland of Bancroft. Those presnet were Mrs. Augusta Mayland of Bancroft, Mrs. Minnie Verbrugge, Mrs. Bertha Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Roger and Clinton Marts, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Irmiter, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cronk, Armstrong, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. Anderson of Ringsted. Mrs. George Hypes was called to Emmets burg by the death of her father, John Donahue. Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Hypes, Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Crouch and family, and Mrs. Joleen Gibson and sons. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harris, Armstrong, and Mr. and Mrs. William Tordoff of Algona have concluded a visit and vacation trip to Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Preston entertained at a "500" card party recently. Mrs. Emory Preston of Ringsted, and James Beck won high prizes, Beck also won the travel prize. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hiney were guests of the club. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Westerlund and daughters of Bancroft, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarion Christensen and family were recent guests at the Elmer Gram home. Mr. and Mrs. Don Knapp, Dewayne and Annette spent several days at the Harold Wilkins home in Mason City. Jerry King, grandson of the Wilkins was honored on his 13th birthday. His parents Mr. and Mrs. John King and Todd of Mason City were also guests. Mrs. RobertCooklinand Stacey of Ziest, Holland, are guests in the parental Don Laffey home. Cooklin has been stationed in Holland with the Air Force for four years. He is to be transferred back here in August. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Fries and son visited recently at the LuVerne Fries home in Mapleton, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Carlson, and Roger, Krista Nicoson, and Mrs. Lea Schmidt visited recently at the home of Mrs. Schmidt's daughter, Major and Mrs. Ellsworth Grev and sons in Bloomington, Minn. Anne Bradley, a student at Luke's Hospital inMarshalltown, spent several days with her mother, Mrs. Mildred Bradley. Mr. and Mrs. AlfredJorgenson and family of Lennox, S.D., visited Sunday with the latter's sister, Mrs. R.T. Christensen, and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Guse and family and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Christensen and family were also visitors. Mrs. Otis England attended a baby shower tor Mrs. Tom Struecker of Allison at the Gary Barrett home at Armstrong Saturday afternoon. Hostesses for the shower were Mrs. Herbert Krause Jr. of Mason City, Hal- eisa Barrett of Fenton and Mrs. Barrett Mrs. Paul Hutchinson is recovering from recent surgery at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Her room number is 175, 1st floor. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bentz and family of Truman, Minn., were Sunday visitors at the Roger Christensen home. William Finnestad is recovering from surgery at Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Finnestad has remained with him since the surgery Friday. Mario Lester arrived Thursday from Los Angeles, Calif. He will report back on Feb. 7, and will go overseas with the U.S. Navy. He is visiting at the parental David Mueller home. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Flint have returned home from Iowa City where they visited their son-in- law and daugher, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Richard, Mrs. Richard accompanied her parents to Morris, 111., where they spent several days at the home of Mrs. Anna Baker. Mr. and Mrs. James Lindell of New Brighton, Minn., spent several days at the parental John Wiley home here and with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Iver Lindell at Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Twait and Karen, and Mr. and Mrs. Arne Rasmussen left Saturday for a sojourn in Florida. PUBLIC NOTICE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY.OF ESTHERVILLE, IOWA 1. Council met in special session called to order by Mayor Foderberg on Friday, January 26, 1973, at 7-.30 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL - Roll call showed the following council members present: Meadows, Brashear, Kultala, Kolpin — 4. Absent: Ridout, Kollasch— 2. 3. SEWER TREATMENT GRANT— On a motion duly made, seconded, and carried to authorize the Mayor to sign the letter of transmittal, asking for an extension of time for letting of contracts, and that the letter be sent along with the grant to the Environmental Protection Agency. On a motion duly made, seconded, and carried to give Henningson, Durham, and Richardson authorization to proceed with the final design, subject to agreement by industry according to plan. 4. ADJOURN - On a motion duly made, seconded, and carried that the meeting adjourn. 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