The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio on December 15, 1955 · Page 29
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The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio · Page 29

Sandusky, Ohio
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
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ID WHY FOOD COSTS HIGH • • * « « * Prif Spread May Grow Greater "If Inrm rices have fallen «o sharply that, the government is faking emergentv action to help the fanners, why does food still cost ••n much?" Thai qgeslion, in many different forms, reflects a widespread puzzlement among housewives and others about the "spread" between farm prict.' and retail food prices. The following dispatch explains why the .tpread exists, how areat. It is, and why it's likely to If w even greater. Hy GAYLORD P. GODWIN United Press Staff C^orrespondent WASHINGTON. Dee. 15— Th« farmer gets considerably lesT than half of every dollar the housewife spends on fntid. And this "price iprtad" is expected to 8 :row even wider. Despite bumper crops and low- •r prices to farmers, the Agriculture Department predicts thai the houswife's food bill in in.Tfi will average about the snmo,, as in 1955. This poses the question as to why retail prices don't come down proportionately to the decrease in farm prices. The answer is in niarkcliiif^ •nd processing chaiges. 'I'hey include labor, transportation, i)ro- ressing, wholesaling, retailiii,.;, profits of firms making and selling food products—in siiorl, all the services connected with food handling. The cost of these services has increased steadily in recent years and the outlook for I. xt year is "further moderate Increases." Consumer Fays Cost The cost comes out of the con- •unwr's food dollar. The marketing bill for 1955 is estimated at 28 billion dollars. This is CO percent of the $46,300,000,000 that housewives will spend across the grocerjr counter for farm [iro- duced goods. Forty cenis of each food dollar .4oes to the rarmer. The Department of Agriculture computes the farmer's share and tha mariceting bill through u.^e •f a "typicaUmadoil ^askel" for average wia ^e earners or cleiical workers in an urban communitv. The basket contains all tarni-j produced foods. Fish are exclud-i ed. In the latest report—.Jul,*- 1 September — all items of the \ marlcet basket cost at retail j ."flSS .aS. Of this, the farmer's! shara Avas $393.25, or 40 per-1 c^nt. The 60 percent markeiinj,'i bill was $590.10. The farmer does not gel the same percent of return on all items. For example, a pound loaf of bread in the market : Lasket retails at 17.7 cents. Tiic bread contains 0.912 pounds ot wheat worth at the farm 2..T cents, or 14 percent of the cost of the loaf. The marketiuK bill— ; which i.. Ihi.>.- c,^,^(• includes mill- inc the wheat into flouv. adding' 'other insredienis nnc' baking it! into hiead--is I.')2 cciit.'^. ! I .Sleer-On-The -Hoof .\ pound of choice yir.ide beet I'elailins at -T. f rrnl.s i'e|)resenls : 2, Ui iiound,-^ (li I'luiice urade I"iteer-on-llie -hoof. The niarkelin.a charpe on the pound ol beef is 1 20.5 cents. Ie;i \in!.; (be farmer I 40,9 cents, or (il pcMcent. I IMosI ol 1h(! niarkctiiiu I • li .Ncd. 'I 'hey do not (luctuate ! like the prices received by farni- iers. Therclore lower prices at the i farm flo not biini; an\where near, i as mucli of a reduclion at retail. Fui'ihernicrc. uu\n\ con .sumeis have been williim lo pay for the c .nvenience of <.^cttim.' fo/ids al-! reach' prep.ired or ))artl\- pre- j pared lor the lable. and Hie pro- icessint; cosi in Ibcsc is of courr ,c j |)ropoiii()nalt'i\' hiuher. mrld Status' It Goal Of Toledo Harbor Officials TOLEDO. Dec. 1.'^ (UP'—Offi-' cials of the Toledo Port .Vuthori- ty said Wednesday ihey willi launch a program next month to develop the port of Toledo and give it "w^orld status " The aim of the program will be to attract a greater share of the increased shipping expected from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959. The port authority, now four months old, will eventuall.v spend $2,S.'iO.O0O in funds already voted to it. In turn, it has authorit.x 'o issue up to 20 million dollars in general obligation and revenue bonds. The .Mhentans. Spartans and Corinthians played a hall-kicking game 2.,i00 years aeo, prOba- bl.v' the forerunner of modern football, and the (Jreeks had a name for it—"ppiskuros " More Live Boll Weevils Said In Hibernation WA.SHl.N(iT()\. Dfc. 1.=) aN"*- - -Spot <ur\e\s made in (wo southern states indicate that more live boll weevils entered hibernation Ibis fall (ban for several .veais pa>t. Kntomolocisis b ;islei \ed to point out, hovMner. that weather conditions this v\ inter will REGISTER-STAR^NEW.S 5!9 Ssnrtii'ikv, o.. Thnrs.. DPT. I.S. \^7ih •have a creaf effect npnn ffie number of weevils that enter cotton fields early next summer. .•\ better pietuie of the situation u ill be provifled next sprins 'vben anf'iber <.iirvey is made to determine bow many weevils come out of hibernation. 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