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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 18 Tae Cellar Rapids Gazelle: Tlurs.. Marei 14. H74 Milk Support Announcement Raises Congressional Howls Proposed Ag Building A bill is pending in the Iowa senate to appropriate million for construction of an agriculture building, illustrated by the architect's model here. The measure has already passed the house. In addition to the state department of agriculture, the four-story structure would house the departments of environmental quality, conservation, soil conservation and natural resources plus the state hygienic laboratory. Approximately square feet in size, it would be located northwest of the state capital at Des Moines. Secrefary Bute: 'Alleged' High Prices Call For Responsible Efficiency Wildlife Area Funds Available to Farmers WASHINGTON (AP) Ag- riculture Secretary Earl L. ButzsaidWednesdaythat "al- leged high food prices" have put everyone from farmers to supermarket operators into a position where all in the deli- very pipeline need to be more efficient. "All of us in the food in- dustry want'to see people fed abundantly and'at reasonable Butz said. "Therefore, each of us must assume per- sonal responsibility for con- ducting his business as ef- ficiently as possible within the competitive structure in which we operate." C-O-M-I-N-G FARM AUCTIONS As Previously Advertised ta The Gazette Farm Friday, March 15: Close out sale, Tl a.m., Holsieins, hogs, mach., feed, Irvin Mangrlch, mi. SE ot Dunkerlon. Sale, p.m., mach., hh. goods, livestock, Leo Koss, 2640 C street sw. Cedar Rapids. -Saturday. March 16: Farm sale, 1 -p.m., mach., Paul Schmid't, 2 mt. N of Wotklns. Close out sate, 11 am., mach., misc.. Three Oak Farms, 3 ml. NW of Coiomus. Close out sale, 10 a.m., "livestock, Sam Sedlarek, d ml. SW of Mt. Vernon. Public sale, a.m., mach., cattle. Richard Nielsen, V4 ml. SE o't Centre.1 cftv. close out sale, p.m., mach., truck, William Schmidt, 3h mi. NW of Sprlngvllle. Farm sale, p.m., mach., Albert Andresen, 6 ml. NW of Keystone, Hampshire sale, 1 p.m., Loyd Martin ond Sons, t'h mi. NE of Marlon. Sunday, March 17: Sale, 12. mach., Ray Kraklio, mi. NW ot Donahue. Thursday, March 21: Close out sale, p.m., mach., Walter Nletz, mt. N of Alburnett. Frittov- Morch 22: Holstein dispersal, 1 p.m., Bob Mollenhauer, mil sw of Cnnqon. Butz' remarks were :in a speech prepared for the annu- al meeting of the National Grain and Feed Assn. Butz repeated his contention that farmers have been freed of government controls this year for major crop production. Incentive Base "The United States govern- meqt is out of the commodity he said. "We hope to stay out of the commodity business. We have a new farm program based on the philoso- phy that market incentives, rather than government direc- tives, should guide farm pro- duction and marketing." But Butz warned that "it would be completely naive for us not to acknowledge that this.system is under attack" from those he' said do not believe in the incentive sys- tem. "Historically, this food pro- duction and marketing func- tion has been performed best with a minimum; of govern- ment Butz said. "The time is here now to demonstrate again that this system work's and works well." Worst Is Past Tuesday in New York, Butz told a news conference that the worst of rising food prices Kirkwood Plans Career Night Kirkwood Community col- 'lege will host a career nighl Friday, April 5, for high school students interested in agribusiness and natural re- sources. The program will be de- signed for both students and their .parents. Details will be announced later in March. this year "already is behind us" because the nation al- ready has experienced about 8 percent of the expected 12 percent boost in costs for. 1974. The cabinet officer said he expects slight decreases in beef and pork prices during the second half of the year and perhaps small declines in food prices generally if crops are good. Earlier Tuesday, Butz told a luncheon of the American Paper Institute that govern- ment price controls and last year's beef boycott by house- wives spurred higher food costs because the actions "sent signals back" to produc- ers to cut production. Butz Charts Asian Tour WASHINGTON (UPI) Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz plans to make a three- week swing'through Asia for trade and agricultural talks next month. Spokesmen said Tuesday Butz will be visiting countries which buy one quarter of all U.S. farm exports Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. Butz plans to leave April 2 and return April 25. AMES Many conservation practices may now be funded from SO to 75 percent by the federal government under the n e w Rural Environmental Conservation Program Farmers may help preserve wildlife and be partially reim- bursed under the new pro- gram by establishing perma- nent wildlife areas. These areas give winter shelter for pheasants and quail and pro- vide nesting areas in the spring for many songbirds. Bob Moorman, Iowa State university extension wildlife conservationist, said farmers should plan now for wildlife refuges. He said wildlife areas should be planted between early April and late May to allow the seedlings to es- tablish a toot system before warm weather hits. Coordinate Cover Wildlife areas should be at least one-fourth acre, said Moorman. The wildlife area should be close to a marsh or woody area if possible to coor- dinate the new area with ex- isting cover. The area should also be fenced to protect' the plants from grazing livestock, said Moorman. He said an electric fence is inexpensive and adequate if the grazing period is for a short time. Moorman said the wildlife area should be covered ap- proximately half by grass and half by trees. The grass area is important for a nesting area and to allow the wildlife room to move also suggested a tree ratio of about two or three shrubs for every pine or evergreen tree. The pine and evergreen trees provide year-round pro- Speech Contest IOWA CITY-The Johnson county soil conservation dis- trict will conduct a .speech contest April 30 on the topic, "Land Use 'Policy, a Pattern for BQX-KAR HOBBIES OUR BIG ONE FIRST ANNIVERSARY SALE! MARCH 1st thru 17th DOOR PRIZES IN GIFT CERTIFICATES OFF STOREWIDE BCX-KAR HOBBIES 1000-Seventh Avenue, MARION 377-9910 Daily 9 AM-7 PM, Saturday 9 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM What kind of a nut buys air conditioning inthe winter? 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He said a one- fourth acre wildlife area can be planted for about 15, while the trees for a three-fourths acre area may cost to ?17. Moorman said a list of trees. available from the state nur- sery may be obtained from all ASCS, SCS or county exten- sion offices. He said smaller areas, such as quarter-acre, may be hand- planted, but suggested a tree planter be used for larger areas. Moorman said planters can usually be'obtained from an SCS or ASCS office, or from a local sportsmen's club The amount a wildlife proj- ect may be subsidized de- ,-pends on the county ASCS, .committee. Farmers interest- ed in'establishing'a wildlife area should Check with their local ASC'S office before finalizing plans for the project. A bulletin on wildlife area plans proposed by Moorman may be obtained from anj county extension office or by -writing Publications Distribu- tion, Printing and Publica- tions Building, Iowa State uni- versity, Ames, Iowa 50010. By Kendall. WASHINGTON (AP) An announcement last week by Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz that 1974-75 government price supports for milk will be held to the minimum allowed by law has caused a gush of protest from f a r m b c 11 members of congress and dairy producer represent- atives. Butz announced Friday that supports for manufacturing grade milk for the year begin- ning April 1 will be held to per 100 pounds, or 80 percent of the estimaled parity price as of that date. That will be an increase of 9B cents from the current sup- port of per hundred- weight. Impair Supply The National Milk Produc- ers Federation, which repre- sents dairy farmer coopera- tives, had wauled the new Fertilizer Fraud Warning Issued By Lounsberry DES MOINES (AP) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Rob- ert Lounsberry says Iowa farmers and fertilizer dealers should be on guard against the possibility of fraudulent sales of fertilizer this spring. "Our inspectors are keeping an extra close tab on all agri- cultural products being sold in Iowa this spring because.of the fertilizer supply Lounsberry said Wednesday. "We're especially concerned that fertilizer substitutes or poor quality fertilizer may be placed on the market by un- scrupulous salesmen out to make a fast Louns- berry said. The agriculture .secretary warned farmers 'of otie fraud- ulent fertilizer rbeing.sold ver- bally as 0-29-0: phosphate. He said it. contains very little available plant food value. Freese To Speak DELHI Baxter Freese of Wellman, past president of the Iowa Cattlemen's Assn., will speak at the 23rd annual banquet of the Delaware county Cattlemen's group starting at 7 p.m., March 18, at the Maquoketa Valley high school in Delhi. Town rate set at 90 percent of Hie parity price, about per hundredweight. Under law, Bulz could have set the 1974-75 support as of April 1 in the range of 80 to 90 percent of parity, a figure used to reflect farm produc- tion costs. He chose, instead, the minimum levy. "This decision represents a complete disregard of the cri- teria for establishing the sup- port price as spelled out by Patrick B. Healy, federation secretary, said in a statement. "Further, it invites unnecessary hardships for the dairy farmers and consumers of this nation by impairing the milk supply." Healy says dairy farmers have had profits squeezed by high production costs so that many have been forced to cut back herds or get out of-the milk business altogether. The USOA says milk production last year dropped 3.5 percent and that another dip of one percent Is expected in 1974. Produclltn Many members of congress support Ilealy's view that a higher price support rate is justified. Sen. Milton Young (R-N.D.) said in a statement, that he hoped the secretary "will reconsider his position" and set the rate at 90 percent. Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D- Minn.) said the 80 percent decision reflected what he called "the administration's lack of understanding" of dairy farmers' problems. The agriculture department, meanwhile, has tabulated U.S. milk output for February and says production was slightly more than 8.71 billion pounds, down three percent from the same month last year. "This marked the 17th con- secutive month milk produc- tion declined from the corre- sponding month a year earli- the Statistical Reporting Service said. Z-BRICK IS BEAUTIFUL! AND EASY TOO! Not o plastic, Z-BRICK combines real brick look and texture with do-it-yourself ease of installation. Another quality product available at... HOUSE OF FIREPLACES (But not JUST fireplaces 2055 N. Towne Lane NE 362-5551 Nfoolworn Satisfaction Guaranteed Replacement or Money Refunded HOOVER SUPER SALE! 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