Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 14, 1974, Page 36

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 14, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa tv***#*#    **    •.rtf#-    -    m*    ems J8 The < rdar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., March 14, 1974 Milk Support Announcement Raises Congressional Howls Proposed Ag Building A bill is pending in the Iowa senate to appropriate $7.8 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 152,000 square feet in size, it would be located northwest of the state capitol at Des Moines. Secretary Bufz.- ‘Alleged’ High Prices Call For Responsible Efficiency Wildlife Area Funds Available to Farmers WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz said Wednesday that ‘ alleged high food prices” have put everyone from farmers to supermarket operators into a position where all in the delivery pipeline need to he more efficient “All of us in the food industry want to see people fed abundantly and at reasonable cost,” Butz said. “Therefore, each of us must assume personal responsibility for conducting his business as efficiently as possible within the competitive structure in which we operate." C-O-M-I-N-G FARM AUCTIONS ■JI Am Previously Advertised hi The Gazette Farm Pages Friday, March ll: Close out sale, ll am, Holsteins, boos, mach , teed Irvin Mono rich, 5V« mi. SE ot Dunkerton Sale, 12 30 o rn., mach., hh goods, livestock, Leo Ko**, 2640 C Street SW, Cedar Raoids Saturday, March I* Form sole, I D.m . mach., Paul Schmidt, 2 ml N ot Watkins Close out sole. II a rn , mach , misc . Three Oak Forms, 3 mi NW ot Calamus Close out sole, IO a m., mach , 'livestock Sam Sediocek 4 mi. SW of Vt Vernon Public sole, IO 30 a.m., moch., cattle, Richard Nielsen. '/? mf SE of Control Cftv Close out sole, 12 30 p.m., mach , truck, William Schmidt. 3'/? mi. NW of Springville Farm sole, 12 30 p.m , mach. Albert Andresen, 6 mi NW (rf Keystone. Hampshire sale, I p m , Lovd Martin ond Sons, 6W mi NE of Monon Sunday, Morcn 17: Sale, 12, moch , Ray Kraklio, 2Vj mi NW of Donahue Thursday, March 21: Close out sale, '2 IO u ir. , m<j< n Walter Niefi, Mi AM N of Alburnett Friday March 22 Holstein dispersal, lpm Bob Mollenhauer, 2’. mil SW of Cooaon Blitz’ remarks were in a speech prepared for the annual meeting of the National Grain and Feed Assn Butz repeated his contention that farmers have been freed ot government controls this year for major crop production. Incentive Base “The United States government is out of the commodity business,” he said. “We hope to stay out of the commodity business We have a new farm program based on the philosophy that market incentives, rather than government directives, should guide farm production 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 system. “Historically, this food production and marketing function has been performed best with a minimum of government interference,” Butz said. “The time is here — now — to demonstrate again that this system works and works well.” Werst Is Past Tuesday in New York. Butz told a news conference that the worst of rising food prices Kirkwood Plans Career Night Kirkwood Community college will host a career night Friday, April 5, for high school students interested in agribusiness and natural resources. The program will be designed for both students and their parents. Details will be announced later in March this year “already is behind us” because the nation already 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 government price controls and last year’s beef boycott by housewives spurred higher food costs because the actions “sent signals back" to producers 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 ail U.S. farm exports — .Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hung Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. Butz plans to leave April 2 and return April 25. AM ES — Many conservation practices may now be funded from 50 to 75 percent by the federal government under the n e w Rural Environmental Conservation Program (HEUP). Farmers may help preserve wildlife and be partially reimbursed under the new program by establishing permanent wildlife areas. These areas give winter shelter for pheasants and quail and provide 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 establish a root 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 coordinate the new area with existing cover. The area should also in' fenced to protect the plants from grazing livestock, said Moorman. He said an electric fence is inexpensive arid adequate if the grazing period is for a short time. Moorman said the wildlife area should be covered approximately half by grass and half by trees. The grass area is important for a nesting area and to allow the wildlife room to move about. He 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 H )WA CITY — The .Johnson county soil conservation district will conduct a speech contest April :t() on the topic, “I^rid Use Policy, a Pattern for Prosperity”, What kind of a nut buys air conditioning in the winter ? BOX-KAR HOBBIES OUR BIG ONE FIRST ANNIVERSARY SALE! MARCH 1st thru 17th ★ DOOR PRIZES ★ $100 IN GIFT CERTIFICATES ★ 10%-50% OFF STOREWIDE BOX-KAR HOBBIES 1000-Seventh Avenue, MARION 377-9910 Daily 9 AM 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM He's not a nut, he's a money-saver (YOM SIVO UR tO $100) , . , because he knows the dealer’s crews aren't as rushed (nobody's pushing the panic button because of the heat) and he can make a better deal on installation costs. And he’ll avoid the rush next summer, lf by now this doesn't sound so nutty to you, call us today for a free estimate on LENNOX AIR CONDITIONING and HEA TING A This Limited Offer held over! in eau you wort unable to tako advantage before now....Must end Saturday, March 30! Open Mon and Thurs. til 9 106 2nd Ave. SW tection while the shrubs allow nesting areas for many birds in tin1 spring, said Moorman. Northern and western boundaries of the area should have at least two rows of trees to slow down winter winds. Inexpensive Project Trees for a wildlife area can be purchased economically from the state tree nursery, said Moorman. He said a one-fourth acre wildlife area can be planted for about $5, while the trees for a three-fourths acre area may cost $15 to $17. Moorman said a list of trees available from the state nursery may be obtained from all ASPS, SCS or county extension 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 project may be subsidized depends on the county ASCS committee. Farmers interested in establishing a wildlife area should check with their local ASCS office before finalizing plans for the project. A bulletin on wildlife area plans proposed by Moorman may be obtained from any county extension office or by writing Publications Distribution, Printing and Publica lions Building, Iowa State urn versity, Ames, Iowa 50010. By Den Kendall WASHINGTON (AP) - An announcement last week by Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz that 1974-75 government price supports for milk will he held to the minimum allowed by law has caused a gush of protest from f a r rn b e I t members of congress and d a i r y producer representatives. Blitz announced Friday that supports for manufacturing grade milk for the year beginning April I will be held to $8.75 per IOO pounds, or SII percent of the estimated parity price as of that date. That w ill be an increase of 98 cents from the current support of $5 81 |>er hundredweight. Impair Supply The National Milk Producers Federation, which represents dairy farmer cooperatives, had wanted the new Fertilizer Fraud Warning Issued By Lounsberry DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Robert 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 agricultural products being sold in Iowa this spring because of the fertilizer supply squeeze,” Lounsberry said Wednesday. “We’re especially concerned that fertilizer substitutes or floor quality fertilizer may be placed on the market by unscrupulous salesmen out to make a fast buck,” Lounsberry said. The agriculture secretary warned farmers of one fraudulent fertilizer, being sold verbally as 0-29-0 phosphate. He said it contains very little available plant fluid 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. ranm Noun rate set at 90 percent of tin* parity price, about $7.39 per hundredweight. Under law, Butz could have set the 1974-75 supfHirt as of April I in tin* range of 80 to 90 percent of parity a figure used to reflect farm production costs. Ile chose, instead, the minimum levy. “This decision represents a complete disregard of the criteria for establishing the support price as spelled out by congress,” 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 tho milk business altogether. The UNDA says milk production last year dropi>ed 3.5 percent and that another dip of one percent is expected in 1974, Production Drops Many members of congress support Healy's view that a higher price support rate is justified Sen Milton Young (KND) said in a statement, that he hopis! 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 consecutive month milk production declined from the corresponding month a year earlier,” the Statistical Reporting Service said Z-HIUCK AS HEA VT!Ft JLS IMW m ' -rfn— •    I I TJ I — ...__  A    -    * ess Be HLS! I "MV SS BRICK BOSI AND EASY TOO! Not a 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 NI 362-5551 woolworth Satisfaction Guaranteed • Replacement or Money Refunded RRR HOOVER RRR Open All Day Saturday Phone 363-0283 SITEK ULE! HOOVER SHAG SHAMPOOER OR POWERFUL HANDIVAC 46 ot. Plastic Bottu Hoover Rug Shampoo Reg. 2.98 NOW >1.98 DOWNTOWN WOOLWORTH ! 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