Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 11, 1974, Page 26

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Th# Cedar Rapids QmtH; Mar . Ffh ll. 1971    13 Nixon’s Budget Calls for Hike In Agricultural Appropriations By Don Kendall WASHINGTON (AIM - Although federal s|M*ndlng for farm crop supports is expect cd to tie down next fiscal year. there are some substantial increases for agricultural research and other lesser-known programs The budget sent to congress last week by President Nixon for the agriculture department calls for over all spending of about $9.2 billion in the year beginning July I Payments Cut Direct payments to farmers will he cut back to $4(il million from th<* $2.5 billion in the current year, while food programs in general will rise to nearly $5 JI billion, a 84 percent slice of the total USHA budget Hut spending in 1971 7.» will rise far some agencies, incIud Ing llinse which perform re search and regulatory tune tions. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, for example, has a Nixon budget next fiscal year of $329.5 million. up from $300 million currently. Department budget officials said the increase will include $5.9 million extra for “expanding workload requirements” of the meat and poultry insertion program. The budget estimates 5.98(1 plants will be under federal insertion by mid 1975, compared with 5,5(111 now New Allies Lab Another $3 9 million will be tor stepping up screwworm eradication under a cooperative program with Mexico, and $2 million was asked to work out with Central and South American governments PT ranm Neon new measures to prevent the northward spread of hoof-and-mouth disease The agency also is expected to spend at least part of a $4 ( million budget item requested to build a new veterinary biologics laboratory al Ames, Iowa. Budget requests for 1974-75 spending of $236 million, up from $220 million, were submitted for the department’s Agricultural Research Service. Among the research serv ice items is a boost of $9 1 million for studies ainus! at reducing meat production costs. Of that, about $5 million will be spent for expanding facilities at the government's meat research laboratory al Clay ( enter, Neb Another $1 mil lion will be in grants to state experiment stations Cand Survey Another $2 5 million for the service will be used for re search on food and nutrition including a survey on food consumption and d i e t a r y levels Other agencies for which additional funds were requested include Agricultural Marketing Her vice $41 3 million for spending in 1974-75, iii* from $39 9 million this year, that includes more money for enlarging and improving market news service Commodity. Exchange. Au thority $4 2 million, up from $3 4 million, to meet expanded regulatory functions expected as thi* result of growth iii commodities trading Statistical Research Service $28 9 million, up from $24 million estimated to be spent this year, includes stepped-up efforts to improve livestock statistical forecasting Economic Research Service $218 million, uj) from $19 8 million; includes development of new estimates of costs farmers incur in producing grain, cotton and dairy products Livestock Waste May Be Good Fertilizer Source This Year DECORAH — Fears of a smaller supply of fertilizer than needed for Winneshiek county crops is increasing with each passing day, according to extension director. John Rodecap. ‘‘Fertilizer dealers in Winneshiek county arc trying desperately at the current time to secure fertilizer to fill their warehouses in preparation for the heavy use season just ahead,’’ Rodecap said Utile in Warehouses At the current time, little or no fertilizer can Ik* found in the warehouses of the fertilizer companies in the county. “Many reports indicate that most of the fertilizer needed Iowa Beef Processors Tell Misappropriation DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AF) — Iowa Beef Processors, Inc , Thursday said a $4 million misappropriation in an ac-c o ii ii t receivable involves! corn which was to be fi*d to cattle in the Atkinson, Neb area. A statement earlier this week from J. Fred Haiglcr, company president, said tin* misappropriation created a shortage of approximately 59 percent of its collateral securing a $7 8 million account ( nllateral The* firm said this week the collateral was represented by a security interest in three million bushels of corn which had been treated and processed for cattle feeding. The corn was purchased bv IHF trum the National Alfalfa Milling and Dehydrating < 0 ti kansas and was subse qucntlv sold by IHF to a third Holstein Is High Linn County Cow CENTRAL CITY - Four dairymen in the Linn County Dairy Herd Improvement Association had cows completing records of over HOO pounds of butterfat in December, Wendell Donnelly. of Central City, DULA supervisor, said this week The high cow in December was a grade Holstein owned by Wallis Henderson of Central City with a 395 day record of 698 pounds of butterfat and 14.300 pounds of milk Second high was a grade Holstein owned by Beckman and Mathis of Coggon with H85 pounds of butterfat and 19.620 pounds of milk Other dairymen with records over 600 pounds of butterfat include; Robert Hell. Coggon (2); Loyd Martin and Sons, Marion (2); and Henderson Bt 65 HOKEY AS YOO WISH with ^LENTINE' ROVER THUfc^ u . 1- /A Fee 14 l/'W V V V VY / PIERSON'S and OUIINHOUStl. INC party investor as part of a Joint cattle feeding venture The shortage of corn, estimated at 1.5 million bushels valued at approximately $4 million, apparently was caused through the feeding of the corn to cattle of other owners and-or investors maintained in feedlots owned and operated bv National, according to IBF. Fresident Relieved IBF officials said a news release issued Thursday bv National announced that the firm had relieved Charles R. Fetor-.on, company president. of his duties pending an investigation of the IBF transaction and others by company auditors and attorneys IHF said National is working lo arrange short-term working capital to finance (he 1974 crop season Bulgier said IBF has ‘‘acted to retain all of its legal options arid will decide u|H»n a proper course after reviewing the various repayment plans to Im* proposed by National in the next few days " will he manufactured, however, it Is necessary for the fertilizer to he moved near the farm where it is to be applied well in advance of the planting season." Rodecap urged livestock producers to take a close look at the nutrients available in the livestock waste and suggests that the livestock waste be handled and spread in such a manner to get maximum benefit from its application. Cow-Manufactured Calculations indicate a 1,399 (atund dairy cow produces about $87 worth of fertilizer a year including 175 pounds of nitrogen, 85 pounds of phosphorus and 259 pounds of potassium. At current prices the single cow would produce about $49 of nitrogen, $15 of phosphorus and $22 of iwHassi-um. A th cow dairy herd dally produces approximately $9.25 worth of fertilizer nutrients or about $3. IO* worth of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium annually Valuable Before fertilizer prices doubled. it was unprofitable from a nutrient standpoint to handle the dairy cow waste However. with the increased price of fertilizer the actual value exceeds the $2,099 per year cost of handling the waste from a 49 cow herd The most iiii|>ortunt aspect of the fertilizer shortage for the 1974 crop season may Im* the timely application in relation to the planting season, he added. Similar figures indicate that handling of wastes from a swine facility is also potentially very profitable for the 1974 crop season FARMLAND LIFE INSURANCE CO. 4 Member cl the firmly of fstmhwd Industries Inc FARMERS ELEVATOR MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. i nt roduce Joseph L. McClain to Cedar Rapids and surrounding area Joe is an expert He x well train ed and can satisfy all yow insut once needs He (an offer you dependable protozoa, and fast daim service when you need it Your new FL MIC ond farmland life Insurance Agent is anxious to get to know you and to help you Give Joe a call today joseph I. Abdom SOT ?nd Av* S* Ut V«n*n Im* C7JI4 'hon. JI! lf* IS44 Over 300 attended the Buchanan county Pork Producers’ annual banquet in Winthrop last week when Paul Copenhaver, left, president, presented the Master pork producer award to Clair Reding of Winthrop, second from left, the champion 4-H carcass trophy to Tim Main of Independence, second from right, and the champion 4-H market pig trophy to Doug Rathburn of Independence. Sue Klingaman, left, of Waterloo, the national pork queen, crowned the Buchanan county pork queen, Patty Hullermann of Lamont, center, as last year’s queen Pam Aldrich, Brandon, looks on. Government Won t Continue Price Supports WASHINGTON (UFI) - In a move designed lo bolster supplies available lit domestic and foreign markets, tin* agriculture department announced this week it will not extend price support loans on 1973 crop grains, soybeans and cotton beyond their normal expiration dates this spring and summer The action means thai as the crop loan deadlines arrive. farmers will have to repay the loans and pul (heir crops on Ihe market or (urn them over to the government tor resale The action affected all grains except wheat which had been dealt with earlier On Jan 15. months before scheduled expiration dates officials called in all 1973 crop wheat loans in order to push supplies rapidly to the hardpressed market The action Involved crops including corn, sorghum, barley and oats Reports indicated that as of Dee. 31. farmers were holding 189 million bushels of 1973 earn off the market BEST DEAL IN THE COUNTRY Remember Her On Feb. 14 Fresh Cut Roses, Iris, Carnations, Daffodils, Mums, Sweetheart Roses. Corsages — Centerpieces — Table Arrangements — Permanent Spring Arrangements. * FREE DELIVERY * SEND FLOWERS BY WIRE 4-SEASON’S FLORIST & 31 st A Mf. Vernon Rd. SI.    Phon.    363-3885 Phone 363-5883 Process Improves Grain Alcohol’s Fuel Chances KANSAS CITY (AF)—The energy crisis coupled with a process to fractionate whole wheat kernels has improved the potential for using grain alcohol as a gasoline supplement, the director for Far-Mar-Co’s research division said this week. C*rain alcohol won’t solve the gasoline shortage*, Dr. Wayne* Henry told metre* than I,(KHI whe*at men at the* farm marketing cooperative meeting here, but it can help alkylate the* problem. Putrutial The* e*ntire wheat (Top obviously could not bo turned into production of alcohol, he said, but he* felt the use of some wheat offered the potential of a partial solution to the •*ne*rgy problem fleury said tests conduc ted by the University of Nebraska had produced “very positive” results using a mix of gasoline and alcohol called “Gasohol.” Grain alcohol has be*en uses! on a limited basis in some* other countries as a motor fuel, he- said, but had not been practiced in the* United State-s because production of alcohol for flied was uneconomical. Gas Price As the price of gasoline increases, however, the economic possibilities of using grain alcohol for fuel supplies also increase. Gasoline prices, according tee department of agriculture and oil industry sources, have bee*n projected to as much as $1.25 pe*r gallon in 1989 and ll 45 |>e*r gallon in 1985 Henry said Ear-Mar-Cu stu dies shewed alcohol produced from ethylene, a petroleum product, cost approximately >0 cents per gallon compared to about $2.51 per gallon for alcohol from whole wheat kernels. A process developed by Far Mar-Co, however he said, could successfully fractionate the kernels into individual components and greatly reduce the cost. Henry estimated the cost of producing alcohol from fractionated wheat would Ik* be tween 38 cents and 45 cents per gallon Grain alcohol produced from wheat offers other attractive features, he said, in eluding a high octane rating of about 196 When blended with gasoline, which is rated near 99 octane, the wheat alcohol improves the wtane Red Meat Output Down 7% in Iowa DES MOINES (UFI)-Figures released .ms week by the Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service revealed that commercial red meat production in the state last year was down 7 percent from 1972 The report said meat production for 1973 totaled 5 8 billion pounds — a 7 percent dis line — as significant decrease were listed in all areas of meat production The report said red meat production in December totaled 499 7 million pounds. Photos r>v William I off, Independence Buchanan County Pork Banquet In the classified ads TELLING IS SELLING It doesn t have to be a long story . . . just a few words that tell what you have for Stile, for rent or want to buy. The Classified Ads do the rest1 With our complete coverage of this area, and the popularity of this part of your newspaper, your message will be read . . , arni people sold . , . quickly arxf inexpensively. To tell and sell, just pick up your phone and dial this number. Our friendly Ad Visors will aid you in wording your ad for mini mum cost and maximum results1 Gazette Want Ads DIAL 398-8234 Want Ad Office Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM Mon. thru Fri. Saturday Until Noon ;

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