Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 8, 1974, Page 26

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tit Mar Rapids Gazette: Tim., Oft. 8, 1*74    13 Iowa Crop Aid Totals $50 Million October Porkfest Buyer Gazette photo bv Al Swfglr Sen. Dick Clark (D-lowa), center, purchased 70 pounds of assorted pork products from the Linn County Pork Producers Assn. Sunday as part of the group's October Porkfest promotion to boost consumption of pork in Eastern Iowa. Clark wrote out a check as Mrs. Don Lefebure of Fairfax, president of the Linn County Porkettes, and Darwin Kohl of Marion, president of the Linn County Pork Producers, looked on. The pork will be shipped to Clark’s home in Washington. The check signing ceremony took place at the Cedar Rapids airport. By Al Sweglc Federal farm program officials in Iowa have handled 2-#50 requests for assistance involving over $50 million in damage under the disaster provisions of the new farm law so far this year “We’ve had two or three requests a day,” Mrs Donella Brady of Marion, Linn county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) executive director, said Tues day. Only one farmer in Linn county qualified for aid under the prevented planting provisions of the program, despite all the ill-timed rains last spring Six applications were turned in But the Linn county office has had an upsurge of interest by farmers after the latest disaster, the* frost that hit Eastern Iowa three weeks early. The bulk of the aid requests so far have come from Western Iowa, which was hard hit by drought last July and August Ald Breakdown Some 1,400 applications have been turned in statewide under the prevented planting clause of the farm act Most of these applications have come from areas hit by flooding in the Iowa river valley of the central art of the state Some 115 individuals received    payments totaling $100,000 for prevented planting during August, a state official, Clarence Schwebke, said Tuesday. Another 1,250 applications have filed for disaster aid because of crop failure caused by drought or frost Schwebke said this second total won’t Farm News Emergency Livestock Loan Business Is Picking Up Who Found ‘Miracle Rice’? By Leon Daniel LOS BANOS, The Philippines (UPI) — Director Nyle C Brady of the International Rice Research Institute, which developed “miracle rice." has just returned from China. where his hosts told him they did it first. Brady said in a recent interview at the institute that he was not inclined to argue the point. He thinks it is more important that China, which grows more rice than any other nation in the world, will probably accept his invitation to cooperate in research with the institute's scientists. "I have received no official response but it is likely they will participate in some way,” said Brady. “I’m an optimist," Part of a 12-member American delegation of agricultural scientists, Brady said he was favorably impressed with rice High Nitrates in Silage Isn’t Worry DUBUQUE - Northeast Iowa farmers should have no problems with nitrates in silage made from frost-damaged C-O-M-I-N-G FARM AUCTIONS Aa Previously Advertised kl Ike Gasette Farm Bagio Thurs.. Del. 1$: Sale.! pm. 70 Holstein heifers. William Coak, ti 1/2 nu NW of Central City. Sat. Del. 12: Dispersal. 9:39 am. Holsteins, real estate. mach , Tabaugh Bras., lie.. 0 mi NW of Unionville Auction, 12 to p.m., mach., hh goods. Lillian Jaslfek. 4 mi. E of Amana Dairy dispersal. I p m . Holsteins, milk eqpt., pony, James Crawley, ti 3/4 nil NW of Anamosa Auction. I fi lii., hogs, eqpt . Dale Merchant. I mi. W of Vinton ( lase ant sale, I p m . mach . hh goods, husk bales. Ernest Heiken. 3 1/2 mi SE of Ryan ( lase ant sale. HI a rn., mach . hh. goods. Donald Kohl. 6 1/2 nu. SE of Lisbon. Sale, real estate, mach . hh goods. V M. Klahn. 3 tnt N of Wheatland. Wed.. Del. II: Sale. IO am. real estate, mach . heirs af Bahnmil Becicka. 4 1/4 nu. SE of Marion Sat., Ort. 19: Close out sale. mach . hh goods, ( harks Owens, I 3/4 nu SE of Center Point corn, an area extension crops specialist said Tuesday, but fanners should be on the lookout for nitrate gas around silos. ‘ Although growing conditions hen* were certainly abnormal, they were not the kind of conditions that would generally cause a high nitrate content of com plant silage,” the specialist, Wayne Dietz, told The Gazette. Dietz said there will probably be no abnormal accumulation of nitrates in the stalk if ears were formed when the frost hit. Most fields were lieyond the dough stag**, so nitrates should not be a problem. Dietz added Nitrate gases can be dangerous to workers and livestock around silos, however "Fermentation in the silo reduces some of the nitrates in the corn plant to nitrogen oxides." Dietz explained "This process can reduce any possible hazard from feeding silage, but these silo gases an* toxic and can kill humans and animals.” Toxic levels cannot in* determined by smell or sight, so workers should bi* careful entering silos where gases can accumulate. Eight Boars Average $201 at L Mar Sale Eight boars averaged $201 with a top of $240 at the Hampshire hog sale for L Mar farms near Marion. The 14 bred gilts averaged $100. while 27 March registered gilts averaged $112 with a top of $140. The ten commenda! gilts sold for $94.50 each. I, Mar farms are owned by Loyd Martin and Sons production and research during his three-week tour of ('luna which included visits to communes He said his hosts told him (Tuna dev elo|ied high-yielding dwarf varieties of rice in 1950 and released them in the early 1900s, several years before the institute released the first variety of the so-called "miracle rice" in 1900. He said he had asked the Chinese to make their varieties available to world rice researchers to be tested elsewhere. "China has a wealth of germ plasm material and we want it in our germ plasm bank.” Brady said. China produces about IOO million tons of rice a year, about one third of the production of the entire world. It is the second largest rice exporter after the United States. Brady arid the other scientists at the Philippines institute believe that china 'n rice experts have an important contribution to make at a time when the population explosion makes increased rice production a necessity. Despite the development of new and better varieties over recent years, the one third of the world’s people who depend on rice for more than half of their food still do not have enough of it. Brady said he is confident the Chinese soon will exchange* their knowledge with other rice experts. "I would hope that within a year we will be exchanging materials and scientists,” he said "I think the Chinese will tie wise enough to see that it is to their advantage as well as to the advantage of the rest of the world.” Belle Plaine FFA Has Slave Auction BELLE PLAINE - Mem-liers of the Belle Plaine Future Farmers of America (FTA) chapter hope to work their way to the national FFA convention by offering themselves as "slaves" at an auction on Main street Tuesday evening The convention opens next week in Kansas ( ny. The services of State FTA F’resident Dan Behaunek and 29 other members of the FTA chapter will he auctioned off to the highest bidders Each FFA member has pledged to work an eight-hour day in the fund-raising effort The auction starts at H p m 29 YEARS AGO — Waterloo planned to ask the 1955 legislature for a law allowing Iowa municipalities to purchase, lease, own or operate municipal transit systems VISIT The Olfice of Dr. C. R. Kitchen Optometrist • Eyes Examined    • Glasses Fitted • Contact Lenses Sears ’by oppolWiwm only 39S-6296 < lased bu. aid Mal. Lindale Plaza THERE ARE SUCH THIH6S! Witt) today’s high cost of living, many of the things you’ve been storing in your home would sell quickly . . .bringing cash to you and a good buy to some other family. Consider the electric saw or other power tools you no longer use. Why not advertise them for sale today? Just give us a call. We'll help you word your ad for maximum response at the lowest possible cost. Gazette Classified Want Ads Phone 398*6234 WASHINGTON (UPI) -Despite a slow start, the emergency loan program approved bv congress to aid livestock producers appears to be picking up, and agriculture department officials believe ii may make the difference between solvency and bankruptcy for many farmers faced with uncertain marketing conditions The legislation was signed into law in late July and authorized an open-ended emergency loan program through which honafide livestock producers could borrow up to $250,000 with the federal government guaranteeing HO percent of any loss I O’* Loans The first l<»an was made in mid-August, but only 15 or 20 loans had been made by mid-September. But as of Sept 27, 105 loans totaling $15 H million Holstein Champ Named at Expo MADISON (UPI) - Gene Acres Felicia May Fury, reserve champion the past two years. won the grand champion Holstein female award last week at the World Dairy F'.xpo Fury is owned bv a syndicate of 22 |H*rsons. and her home is the Roy Hetts farm in F’ort Atkinson. She was purchased by the syndicate from more than six states for mort* than $80,000 last May vQien the herd of the late Arlen Hetts was dispersed had lieen made under the program "We kind of think it may be building, said Irwin Johnson, information director of the Farmers Holm* Administration which oversees the loan program Iii addition to cattlemen, the loan program also covers dairymen and poultrymcn Johnson said af tin* present time "the entire industry is having some very real problems. and these loans might be the difference between going under and not That was the purpose of the law in the firs! place ’ Most over $200.00(1 So far loans have been made to livestock producers in 21 states and range from a low of $18,000 to the maximum $250,(081 Johnson said a "goodly number" have ln*en in the $200.(OMI range and above. Oklahoma leads the siate-bv-state list of livestock loans with 25 for a total of $4 million Texas producers have obtained 22 loans for $2.9 million. while 12 loans have been made in Iowa for a total oi $1.55 million To qualify as a honafide livestock producer, one must spend 51 percent of his income from the livestock, dairy or poultry business The loans are obtained from commercial lending institutions at the going interest rate The emergency loan program will remain in effect until July I, 1975, but Agriculture Secretary’ Earl But/ could extend the program for another six months if the situation warrants such a move. really bi* known until after harvest. "Frost damage won t bt* assessed until after harvest.” Schwebke explained. Mrs. Brady said most of the requests in the Linn county office have been filed by farm ers who have learned of theii yield losses from frost damage when they filled silo The area hardest hit by frost damage so far is the Northeast Iowa area: Uhica-saw. Howard, and Mitchell counties. Right now county ASUS office estimate that $50 million will be spent in Iowa under the disaster provisions of the farm act. hut this figure depends on several intangibles. Schwebke added One intangible is the actual harvest, and the other is the appraisal by a crew of 85 ASUS appraisers. The appraisers are measuring the damage to the fields and the amount of corn in the* bins following harvest. The deadline for filing for delayed planting aid has already passed, but farmers still can file for yield loss disaster aid up until 15 days after harvest is completed Somewhat Misleading "Most of the producers in Linn county haven’t qualified for aid under the disaster program,” Mrs. Brady cautioned “The program is somewhat misleading in that a farmer must have virtually a complete failure to qualify. “Many don’t qualify, because they have overplanted their allotments.” Farmers who do qualify receive a payment of only 4H cents a bushel on the difference tietween their actual yield and their theoretical allotment yield Hit-and-Miss Rural Development Raked DES MOINES — An agriculture department official, Will Erwin, warned against hit-and-miss rural development in an address to the annual Iowa Bankers Assn. meeting here Monday “Iowa needs development because, for one thing, it still suffers a significant outmigration of people, particularly young people, to distant cities in search of employment," Erwin said. During the decade ending in 1970, the state experienced a net outmigration of seven out of every 1(0) residents. Erwin pointed out. but the state also has increased the number of workers holding manufacturing jobs from 15 percent in 1950 to 20 percent today "According to one study. adding KO) new factory jobs to a community adds $490,000 to bank deposits, brings from one to three additional retail businesses, 97 new homes and many other benefits including over $! million per year in added personal income," he noted, Erwin said the government is anxious that local private interests take the lead in achieving community progress through development I rooter aovMsO* ■•VMC* FOR ANY DRAINAGE FAILURE 365-2243 Fall Tractor SALE Save *273 Sears 16-HP Twin Cylinder Traclor with 39-in. Rotary Snow Thrower Rep Sep. Prices Total 81733.90 1459 95 A smooth running tractor thanks to opposed cylinder engine. Plenty of power to run the full line of Sears optional year round attachments. 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