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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Butz Urges Lift Of Price Curbs On Baling Wire WASHINGTON (AIM — Ak ru'ulture Secretary Earl L. Blitz has asked the Cost of Living Council to let the price of baling wire rise so that manufacturers will be encouraged to boost production in time for the 1974 haying season. l4»w Margin “At controlled price levels manufacturers’ margins are so k>w that they are not producing,” But/ said this week in a statement. “The Cost of Living Council reports it has this situation under current review.” Baling wire and twin? tics were in short supply last year, and experts say the crunch will be worse in 1974 unless domestic producers are encouraged to turn out more. For many years nearly all the baling wire and twine has been imported. But Japan, once a major source of wire, has curtailed production sharply and domestic manufacturers have not filled the gap About 90 percent of the nation’s hay cnip is baled. And about four fifths of that is twined ted, representing mostly hay that is fed to livestock on farms and ranches where it is produced. Distance Shipping But win1 tics are needed for bales shipped long distances, and the short supply has created many problems and higher c<*>ts. Henderson Resigns Charolais Position HOUSTON — J Scott Henderson, executive secretary of the American-International Charolais Assn , for 13 years, has resigned that position, effective immediately, Howard L. Johnson, president has announced. Henderson became the association's first executive secretary in I960 when the organization had less than I,<NHi members and less then IO,(HK) Charolais in its herd book. The association today is the nation’s fourth largest beef breed with 20,WHI members and nearly one million cattle in its herd books Boy Birk, director of shows f o r the association, was named acting executive secretary pending selection of a permanent successor to Henderson, Johnson stated A recent estimate by the Economic Research Service in the Department of Agriculture says costs of twine alone in 1974 are expected to double, from around SH 96 per 40-pound bale of twine to as much as SIK [HT unit. One reason for the twine scarcity was a reduction In fiber crops because of the 1971-72 drought In many East Africa countries which produce sisal and other fibers. Supplies from Mexico, portugal and Brazil have not been able to keep pace with demand. Ranks Fourth Producer groups, including the American National Cattle men’s Assn., would like the Cost of Living Council to allow price exceptions for wire so that manufacturers will have larger operating margins and begin production. Baled hay, in terms of farm value, was the fourth most Valuable U.S. field crop last year. Department analysts say it was worth $4 8 billion, up from $3.7 billion in 1972 Only corn at $13.8 billion, soybeans at $8 8 billion and wheat at $6 5 billion were valued higher in 1973. Husak Fires on Giants By Gordon Jackson DES MOINES (UPI)-Vowing to protect Iowa’s family farmers, a Tama county lawmaker this week introduced sweeping legislation aimed at prohibiting giant corporations and conglomerates from engaging in agricultural production in Iowa. Rep. Emil Husak (D-Toledo), said his bill, entitled “The Family Farm Act of 1974”, would combat a growing trend toward big business moving in and taking over agricultural production from the small family farmer. Wide-Range Under the legislation, any individual or business entity with more than $3 million in assets or with $1 million or more in stinks in a farm-related business would Ik* barr ihI from engaging in farming or owning rural land in Iowa. The bill states that farm-related businesses cover a w ide range of enterprises such as farm supply manufacturers arid distributors, meat Iowa Holstein Breeders Recognize Achievements I AN A — George B. Jen-[»f Exira will receive the Holstein Associations est honor, the distilled set ice award, Friday ling in Amana •ne Pitmen of Stacyville Im- presented the out-n d i n g young Holstein der award, according to es Tompkins of Marengo, president [teen Iowa herds will re-• recognition for complet-year of testing with pro ion averages of at least SO cent over the breed age in both pounds of and pounds of butterfat, e    herds include:    Ray k, jr., Tipton; Lurken and up. Anamosa; Jack Han-Hudson; Milton Sum*, Ville; Harold and I^arry h. Norwalk, Jay Slater, Robert Hagen, VVater-Melvin Mattke, Sumner. e    Chester and Sons, ifield; Elmer L Abele, lid; Richard Reinhart, co; Earl Zumbach, Ryan. {ar Vermeer, Boyden; s Brothers, Ossian; Mrs i n Voelker and Sons, i,    and Rex Kleckner, iv, Minn. fteen cows qualify as the i*st producing in each age ping on Dairy Herd Imminent Assn. test e owners include Iowa ' university, Ames; (Juans hers, Ossian. Joe Sch »r, Fort Madison, Barie Princeton. Tom McAI Villisca, Andrew and ald Kmpper, Earlville; is J. Meyer, Waucoma; ge Schneider, Fort Ma i; Dale Gerlach, Toledo; i Schanbather, Atkins, and Tom Ketelsen, ( har-I lam let! Brothers, U* and Milton Slme, Scar- Eight cows completing Dairy Herd Improvement Registry test have compiled records exceeding I,(KHI pounds of butterfat in 365 day s or less. The owners are Maynard Meyer, Dows; Harold and l^arry Finch, Norwalk; Rex Kleckner, LeRoy, Minn., and Earl Gerlach and Sons, St. Ansgar. Finches are owners of five of the eight I,(HH) pound butterfat cows. Sixteen Holsteins have earned the All-Hawkeye award as top show animals in each major show class. The champions are owned by B Allan Holsteins, Prairie-burg; Bernard Van Deest and John Webber. Waterloo; Danny Moon, Monona; Lloyd Kroneman, St. Ansgar; Mar-shall Norman, Rutland, James Thompson, Huxley; John Slater, Olm; Jay and Scott Slater, Olin; Roger Gerlach, St. Ansgar, Dale and Arthur Gerlach, Toledo; Erbie Steffens, Decorah, and Elmer Paper, Stockton packers and insurance and hanking firms that serve farmers. Husak said the trend toward big business farming is dan gerous not only because it pushes the efficient family farmer out of production but also because U could put the food industry in the hands of a few individuals who would then control supermarket prices. “My idea is to keep the giants from absorbing the food industry,’’ Husak said “The trend has been that way. ' “I want to make sure that we have more control on who comes into our state and tries C-O-M-I-N-G FARM AUCTIONS Aa Previously Advertised In The Gazette Farm Pages Saturday, Jan 2«: Clote out talt. ll IO a rn cattle, mite , mocti . Paul Miller. I ne IVV of Windham Clote out tai*, noon, mach . grain, hh good*. Arloy Schulte. 4 mi sw of Watkins Clote out tote, I? IO o rn cow* moth hh ooodt Clair Trimble, I mi I of Toddvtlle Auction tale, noon, mach , mite., hh good*. Albert Rom, IV* mi N of Urbana Auction. II IO a m . Charolais modi , truck!, Harold Emto, 4't nu SE of Marlon Clote out tole. II JO a rn . mach , cattle, hoot, Ctetut Weber, J nu SE of Ryan Saturday. Reb J Clote out toto, ll a rn mach feed, < ar, Loonord Cot lotto ettato. J rn. F of Cedar Wots iris to create a monopoly on our land and farm products. This is becoming a problem and a majority of Iowans are concerned.” I .and Demand The Democratic lawmaker said with the current worldwide food shortages and soaring feed grain prices the demand for Iowa’s rich farmland is booming. He said big business apparently is in on attempts to buy large tracts of land around the state llusak, a farmer, said individuals and cerporatr enterprises are altering high per acre prices for large chunks of land, trying to buy at least one section of land in each transaction. He said land-hungry buyers tell landowners, ‘‘You name your price and the money is there.” Husak said the family farmer is Iowa’s primary agriculture producer, and said his bill would help protect the small operators who might be driven out of business by the monopolistic practices of conglomerate farming operations A key provision of the hill would require all large nonfarming businesses to dispose of their financial interests in Iowa agricultural production within five years after the legislation becomes law Husak said Ins bill was patterned after a North Dakota law which has withstood several court tests over whether large businesses can he legally barred from agricultural production bi a state. faint Neutt Queen Adds Beauty To Show A Bagley girl who has been serving as the state’s ambassador for pork, Iowa Pork Queen Kathy Deal, 19, will attend the state spring market hog show in Cedar Rapids Feb. 22 and 23. Kathy, a sophomore at Iowa State university in Ames, traveled to Dallas and Denver last summer to attend supermarket conventions as an Iowa pork representative. The two-day event will be held at Hawkeye Downs and is sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce agriculture bureau. Men’s Shirts Reduced Open Tonight ‘til 9 pm Saturday 9 to 5 Reduced! Women's Coats & Jackets Group I Orig $23 to $40 NOW Group 2 Orig $24 to $44 NOW Group 3 Orig. $24 to $60 NOW 2388.4QS8 Women's Dresses Reduced Group I Orig $8 to $78 NOW Group 2 Orig $) 2 to $40 NOW Croup 3 Ong $16 to $30 NOW Group 4 Orig $28 to $57 NOW Reduced Boys’ Shirts Orig. 1.98 to $6 NOW 99° to 288 Comes in knits and woven shirts for boys, long or short sleeve styles Colors galore Broken sizes. Women's Sportswear Reduced Group I Orig. 3.50 to $6 f NOW Group 2 Orig. $6 to $10 NOW Group 3 j Orig. $7 to $ I 2 NOW Group 4 Orig. $ I 2 to $21 NOW Men’s Slacks Reduced Orig. 9.98 to $ 15 NOW 6“ to 10“ Handsome polyester or polyester, wool blends for men Comes in prints and solids, some Penn Prest, too. Charge it at JCPenney, 109-Second St. SE, Cedar Rapids, Open 5 Nights A Week Monday thru Friday 9:30-9, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5 Orig. $5 to $8    ftgg .    «88 now    L    IO 0 Long or short woven dress shirts of polyester-cotton. Comes in prints and solids. Colors galore. Broken sties. JCPenney We know what you’re looking for. Shrinking Reserve Boosts Grain Import Possibilities WASHINGTON (AF)—Record wheat ex* ports and a barebones reserve are forcing the Nixon administration to consider importing grain from ( anada so Americans can have their daily bread. Tht agriculture department says that by July I the nation s wheat cupboard will be holding 182 million bushels, down from the 300 million bushel reserve that had been forecast only last September Tin- latest prediction would put the nation’s wheat reserves on July I at the lowest since 83 8 million bushels were on hand in 1947 It would be less than half the 430 million bushels held last summer But USHA officials say there is no danger of a bread shortage After a new report on the wheat situation, Assistant Secretary ol Agriculture ( armil G. Hrunthaver conceded that the supply is being crimped more severely than expected The drain from exports, now estimated at I 2 billion bushels for the year ending June 30, will put further pressure on wheat supplies, he said Imports Fossbile Brunthaver added that the smaller reserve “increases the possibility oi importing wheat or flour” from Canada He said President Nixon is likely to suspend quotas so that flour millers and bakers will have more grain if they choose to buy it t SDA officials lowered their wheat-reserve forecast because they said foreign havers had insisted upon larger ordrrs than believed probable. Exports of 1.2 billion bushels now expected for 1973-74 will exceed last year’s record of 1.184 billion Nixon has the authority to suspend wheat import quotas, pegged at 8(10,000 bushels a year, but has requested a report on the situation from the U. S. Tariff Commission. May Not Halt However, Brunthaver indicated Nixon may not wait for the final commission report, due Feb. 15, and soon may order a suspension in the quota. Nixon has acted freely during the [last vear in boosting dairy import quotas whenever he felt it was necessary to increase foreign milk products to help American consumers Thus, many officials feel Hie President would not hesitate In act on wheat imports if it was felt additional grain would forestall sharp rises in bread prices, Brunthaver said the United States has started negotiations with the Soviet Union and Japan to see if some current orders for U. S. wheat can be delayed until next summer’s harvest, The Soviets already have agreed to postpone delivery of 18.4 million bushels through private exporters. Russia originally was expected to buy about 125 million bushels of U. S. wheat this season, down sharply from the huge orders totaling more than 4(H) million in 1972-73. 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