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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Now Texas May 1991 County agent Estate planning session May 1314 Look at those At the recent New Braunfels High School Future Homemakers of America Legs conducted for the 5th time to benefit the Linda Woodward Memorial Scholarship students 50 cents per vote to choose these leggy legends from a field of 18 Taking home honors from third runnerup Adam 2nd runnerup Andrew 1st runerup Ryan Lehmann and Legs Matt was NBISD Photo By JOE County Extension Agent A seminar of Farm and Ranch Estate Planning is scheduled for May 13 and 44 at the Radisson Hotel 611 Loop 410 in San The major audience is farmers and ranchers who want to pass an operat ing farmAanch business on to their heirs with minimal estate tax Many tax saving alternatives will be explored and related to estate admi The goal is to give the par ticipants knowledge sufficient to make an informed choice as to the best alternative for their family and financial Areas of estate planning to be cov ered at the seminar include tax rate special tax rules for agri culture bypass trust consider types of basic commun ity property laws in farm and ranch planning your estate tax return Form 706 land purchase contract life insurance and gift the revocable living trusts and many other areas of Registration is limited to allow dis cussion about your problems and Registration fee is per person and includes all seminar refreshments and lunch for both The seminar is from to each For more infor mation contact the Comal County Extension office or Wayne Hayenga at 409 8452226 at Texas Free trade pact A free trade pact with Mexico received mixed support this past week from Entire business sec tions in major for exam were dedicated to highlight the Mexican stock trading system and a variety of business continued to build against free trade agreements of any kind by organized the tex tile industry and a substantial number of agricultural interest Florida fruit and vegetable growers appear the most concerned about a free trade agreement with Mexico will annihi late the citrus A com mission predicted Florida will lose jobs in the first year of a free trade pact with Growers in Texas and California are They are concerned with the viable survival of labor intensive fruit and vegetable industries if a free trade pact with Mexico doesnt ensure that labor and food safety rules are equal on both sides of the A deep seeded desire for a fair playing field appears to dominate Some tree fruit growers in California are actually excited about the possi bility of expanded Senate Finance Committee Chair man Bentsen DTX announced last week that the committee was holding hearings on the Uruguayan Round of Tariffs and Trade GATT starting April Housing Ag Chairman de la Garza DTX scheduled hearings April 24 to review how farmers and agri culture would be affected by a North American free trade These hearings will probably increase the intensity of discussion in both the House and the Senate over the automatic extension of the fast track as was discussed last Diverse Economies On equitable free trade agreement with Mexico may be a lot harder to negotiate than the recent agreement with Both countries have very different population natur al marketing systems and trade for has only onethird of the popula tion and produces annually only the equivalent value of about three per cent of the gross national pro The agricultural albor force in Mexico is about 26 percent of the total labor force compared to only per cent in the per capita income in Mexico is only onetenth that of the United Parr Extension EconomistInternational Trade and feels that despite these dif since joining the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GATT in Mexico has reduced duties on many food although licenses remain on 60 per cent of vegetable Conse agricultural trade with Mexico has nearly tripled to Already the third largest market for agricultural Mexico is the leading market for dairy products and live cattle Rosson con tends that Mexico is an expanding market for quality beef and variety meats million and grain sorg hum Reduced trade barriers are expected to expand cur rent export while increasing farm prices and incomes for Texas Mexico is the second largest agri cultural import supplier to the and an important source of low cost food Vegetable imports from Mexico reached million in accounting for 36 percent of total vegetable imports and 10 percent of fresh vegetable Fruit and coffee imports from Mexico were valued at million and Rosson feels that since it is the largest supplier of cattle to the Mexico forms the low cost course of inputs for that industry and a major potential source of import trends they will also increase import competition for some and reduce consumer food The establishment of a North American free trade zone would prob ably favor capital intensive intellectual property righw and industries which can effectively use Mexicos large labor Mexico would probably gain higher benefit It hopes to gain industries and technology which will help balance their low income levels and make use of their surplus labor A free trade zone would probably be less favorable to some sectors of the textile labor inten sive agricultural businesses such as fruits and and organized A free trade pact with Mexico will have a substantial economic impact to both especially the border It would help stabilize major immigration problems plaguing as and other border In Texas would probably gain a substan tial portion of the increased trade with As a agricultural inter est are urged to keep an open mind to the establishment of a North Amerir can free trade Planting Intention USDAs March 28 planting inten tion report showed that farmers intend to plant less soybeans and cotton and a little more wheat than they had indicated in the special February 1991 preliminary planting intention The projection showed an overall planting intention increase of per cent to the major The March 28 based on a larger more formal dropped the projection to about the same overall acres as last Joe Taylor it Conul County Extension Agent for agriculture with the Texts Agriculture Extension Medical How to get the right balance in your diet To Assure Yourself An Adequ ate Diet You need more than 40 different nutrients for good These include vitamins and amino acids from essential fatty acids from fats and and sources of energy calo ries from fats and By eating a wide variety of you are more likely to get all the nutrients you Eat a variety of foods daily in adequate including selec tions of fruit vegetables whole grain and enriched and other products made from grains and other products made from milk and dry beans and peas To Help Control Overeating In addition to eating a variety of you should try to maintain a desirable If you arc overweight your chances of deve loping some health problems are Energy calorie intake must be balanced with energy Eat Take smaller Avoid second To Lose Weight Eat a variety of foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients more and whole grains less fat and fatty foods less sugar and sweets fewer alcoholic beverages Increase your physical To Avoid Too Much Satur ated and Cholesterol If you have a high blood choles terol you have a greater chance of having a heart Eating extra saturated fat or cholesterol will increase blood cholesterol in many There however wide variations among individualsrelated to heredity and to the way each per sons body uses Gen however reducing your intake of fat and cholesterol is best for your Choose lean poul and dry beans and peas as pro tein Use skim milk or lowfat milk and milk Moderate your use of egg yolks and organ Limit your intake of fats and especially those high in satur ated such as heavily hydrogenated fats some shortenings and foods containing palm and coco nut Trim fat off or boil rather than Moderate your use of foods that contain such as breaded and deepfried Read labels carefully to deter mine both amounts and types of fat present in To Eat More Starch and Fiber Dietary fiber is a term used to describe parts of plant foods which are generally not digestible by Eating foods high in fiber has been found to reduce symp toms of chronic constipation and irritation of the large and small Diets high in fiber may reduce the risk of developing colon Choose food that are good sources of fiber and such as whole grain breads and cereals fresh fruits fresh vegetables dry beans and peas Substitute starchy foods for those that have large amounts of fats and To Avoid Too Much Sugar Sugars provide calories but few other Diet with large amounts of sugar should be avoid especially by people with low calorie such as those on weightreducing diets and the The more frequently you eat sugarcontaining the greater the risk for tooth Use less of all sugars and foods containing large amounts of including white brown raw honey and Examples include soft and how often you eat sugar and sugarcontaining food is as important to the health of your teeth as how much sugar you Avoid eating sweets between Read food labels for clues on sugar If the name dex or syrup appears then there is a large amount of Select fresh fruits or fruits processed without syrup or with rather than To Avoid Too Much Sodium Sodium is present in many beverages and food that we eat and is added to food as Most peo ple eat more sodium than is but despite popular belief sodium a part of salt does not cause high blood If peo ple with high blood pressure restrict their sodim their bood pressure will sometimes although not always to normal For patients with high blood pressure a physician often pre scribes a sodium diet 2000 or less Learn to enjoy the flavors of unsalted Cook without salt or with only small amounts of added Try flavoring foods with and lemon Limit your intake of salty foods such as potato pre salted nuts and con diments soy steak garlic pickled cured some and some canned vegetables and Read food labels carefully to determine the amounts of Use lower sodium when to replace those you use that have higher sodium For additonal con tact your physician or Curtis Directory of Medical Services New Texas HR EMERGENCY SERVICES HOSPITAL MATERNITY SERVICES OUTPATIENT SERVICES SURGERY 143 E Dr henry Hull Robed Alcasabas Optometrists Vision Care Lenses 6255716 Cesar Reyes Ronald Gyneocolgy Infertility 12709 Topperwein next to Humana HospitalVillage Oaks 512 6574099 Humana Seniors Association Humana HospitalVillage Oaks 12413 Judson Road San Texas 78233 WflGHTLQSS SPECIALISTS Nita Ed The Humana HospitalVillage Oaks 12413 Judson Road San Texas 78233 Mountain Valley Pharmacy Canyon Lake Professional Off River Rd Old Sattler Hwy Canyon Lake New Braunfels 6293711 24 Hour Service Available umarta Hospital Village Oaks Your closest fullservice San Antonio Take 1H35 South to Toepperwein Go one block east to corner of Topperwein and Judson 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