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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sears ?oears W arehouse Sale Ends Sal. 5:30 P.M. SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Sat is] action guaranteed or Your Money Back SEARS. ROEBUCK AND CR SUNDAY Noon to 5 p.m. MON. through FRI. 9:30 a.m.-§ SATURDAY 9:30 a.m.4:30 p PHONE .19541200 PHEE PARRINO _ LINDALE Pl A/A ( PI>AR RAPIDS, IOWA IO The Odar Rapids Gazette Fri., June 21, 1974 Ag Bureau Tour — Gazette photo bv Al Swegle More than 50 Cedar Rapids and Marion civic leaders participated in the fifth annual farm bus tour planned by the Chamber of Commerce agriculture bureau this week. One of the stops was at the Don Lefebure farm at Fairfax, where Lefebure, pictured above with loudspeaker in hand, discussed some of the problems confronting hog producers today. Cleon Herriott, pictured at the right of Lefebure, made comments at each of the stops, which included the Ervin and Jim Schmuecker Angus operation at Marengo, the Gordon Sevig beef confinement facility at Walford, the Glen Mulherin dairy operation at Cedar Rapids and the Gerhardt Krug antique tractor ranch near Atkins. Spring Conditions Just Right for Armyworms AMES — Scattered infestations of armyworms are expected again this year, says an Iowa State university specialist. Harold Stockdale, extension entomologist, says armyworms lay their eggs in grassy crops and weeds. Recent rains have made it difficult to satisfactorily control weeds in many parts of the state. Once the worms eat grassy weeds, or if herbicides destroy the grass, the pests quickly move to corn and begin feeding. Natural Enemies Armyworms have several natural enemies which usually prevent large-scale outbreaks and subsequent economic damage to Iowa’s corn crops. However, the cool weather has been unfavorable for the development of these natural armyworm enemies, and ar- Lounsberry Asks Import Moratorium LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI) -The agriculture directors of 12 Midwestern states including Iowa this week asked for import controls on meat and heard one of the nation’s largest feeder-producers suggest an immediate 30-day moratorium on imports. “I'm not saying we should ban all imports,” said Robert Lounsberry, head of Iowa’s agriculture department, in offering the import controls resolution. Instead, Lounsberry told his colleagues attending the summer conference of the Midwest Assn. of State Departments of Agriculture that there should be some negotiated balance. “We’re not negotiating now,” he said. “We’re just throwing the borders open ” Lounsberry said he based his resolution on increasing import figures which were recorded at a time when the meat industry is "faced with financial disaster.” Also adopted was a resolution offered by Don Wilkinson of Wisconsin asking the deadline for state pesticide control programs be extended beyond October of 197b Student Trainee Joins FHA Staff TIPTON — Dorothy ann Williams has been appointed student trainee for the Farmers Home Administration in Tipton She will assist County Supervisor Kenneth I). Dunn and Assistant County Supervisor William    T Brailling The Tipton FHA office serves Cedar, Jones and Clinton counties. Dorothyann is a senior at Iowa State university majoring in animal science. She is from rural Charlotte and is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles ll. Williams, jr Her duties this summer will include working with families in both rural housing and farmer program loans myworms appear to thrive on cool weather. Corn fields, oats, or wheat infested with armyworms should receive an application of either one pound of actual Dylox, or 1L4 pounds of actual malathion per acre. Other application alternatives are two pounds of diazmon, Sevin. or toxaphene per acre. Tox-aphene should not be used on dairy farms or on corn that w ill be harvested for silage. Stockdale has a warning for farmers who have planted corn under reduced tillage systems. Corn planted in grass, in addition to attracting armyworm moths, provides a good habitat for egg-laying stalk borer moths. If herbicides kill the grass being fed on by stalk borer larvae, the stalk borers will move to the corn. Deabk Check Stalk borers, as the name implies, burrow into young corn stalks just above the soil level. Once inside, they cannot be killed with insecticides. Before applying a herbicide, the entomologist suggests checking for both armyworms and stalk borers and use an insecticide if either species is present. Stalk borers are common in outer rows of most corn fields. Stil Meeting SYRACUSE, N Y. - “Land Use: Persuasion or Regulation ?” is the theme of the 29th annual meeting of the Soil Conservation Society of America to be* held here Aug. 11-14 Leaf Spot Reported in All Sections AMES — Numerous reports of bacterial leaf spot on corn are coming from every section of Iowa, according to Robert Nyvall, extension plant disease specialist at Iowa State university. Though striking in appearance, the disease does not cause yield loss, he said This disease is being confused with southern and northern corn leaf blight. However, Nyvall said the outbreak is probably related to the period of cool, windy weather that occurred June 5-15. Round, elliptical to elongat- j ed spots on the lower leaves are typical symptoms of the disease. Initially, the spots are water soaked and grayish-green. Later they become creamy-white to tan The spots may be bordered by a purple, red margin Nyvall said the disease probably is caused by soil bacteria blown into the leaves of the corn plant during a storm. He said farmers could expect to see a lot of this disease in the next two weeks. The plant specialist said past observations attribute no yield reduction to this disease. The incidence should cease during warm, dry weather that usually occurs in July, he added. ON THIS DATE in 1919, World war I, part of a Germ fleet interned at Scape Flow Scotland was scuttled by I German crew men Iowans Illustrate Crisis For Senate Committee By Bernard Brenner WASHINGTON (UPI) -John Doe, a farmer in Sioux county, Iowa, owns a 240-acre farm and makes his living feeding cattle and hogs to produce meat for the nation’s tables. Until last fall he was doing fairly well. Doe — the name is fictitious — had a net worth last October of 1274, WHI ( auld Be W iped Out Today, a financial statement on file with the senate agriculture committee shows the farmer’s net worth is down to $96,814 lf he goes on at this rate, he would be wiped out completely before the end of the year The statement was filed by a Sioux county farm and business group appealing to congress for emergency credit legislation to help livestock producers struggle through a crisis caused by months of livestock market prices below production costs. According to the statement obtained from the owner of the 240-acre farm, he is holding cattle and hogs with a current market value totaling $448,800 The farmer’s current operating debt, however, is $544,908. The $90,106 difference between the two figures is part of the financial storm which has slashed John Doe’s net worth by some $177,188) since last fall “We are facing catastrophe,” said Harlan Hummel, a Sioux county spokesman who presented the doleful list of figures to the senate committee. “Without immediate emergency financing, these people have no hope They are being forced out of business, and along with them will go many of the businessmen they buy from,” Hummel said Sioux county, Hummel explained, has a total population of 28,000 people and its largest town has 2,800 people. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and many of its businesses are facing the same kind of fears confronting Jack Ping, a feed dealer in Ireton, Iowa, Hummel added Dealer Concerned Mr. Ping has been in the feed business for 30 years ... he has seen the worth of his customers grow from $50,000 to $350,000 He has seen the same net worth wiped out in the last eight months,” Hummel said “He has at least 150 farmer* customers who ( annot pay their bills Without emergency financing, they cannot pay him He, too, will In* wiped out with over $600,(HW in accounts receivable. His feed mill employs 13 people, and within a few months at least three-fourths of them will have to lie released,” the Iowan said fawn Noun East Iowa Home of Top Herds AMES — Northeast Iowa Meet on Meat Kenneth Rush, President Nixon s economic counselor (center), who feels profits for meat packers and retailers are too high, Monday called representatives to the White House to seek a way to cut retail meat prices. Rush is flanked by Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz (left) and Herbert Stein, chairman of the council of economic advisers.  _ Tested Bull Sale Prices Are Lower continues to lie tho home of tho state’s Dairy Herd Improvement Assn. (DHI A) production loaders. Fayette county led the state this year in the number of herds averaging over IO percent above the breed average, with 37 herds. Other counties with IO or more herds honored for top production included: Clayton county, 34; Allamakee, 30; Winneshiek, 27; Sioux, 20; Bremer, 14; Delaware, 12, and Howard, IO. Two Eastern Iowans, Ronald Gruenwald of Lost Nation and Karlton Eberling of Postville, had highest producing herds in their categories. Gruenwald owned the high producing Milking Shorthorn which averaged 11,511 pounds of milk and 405 pounds bf butterfat, while Eberling had the highest producing mixed herd averaging 11,551 pounds of milk and 405 pounds of butterfat. To Order Your Action-Ad, Dial 398-8234. HUMESTON - Prices at the Iowa Beef Improvement Assn. performance tested bull sale here this week were lower. Officials blamed this on the general cattle market trend. The sale average on all breeds was $670. Angus bulls had an average price of $718. The Big Blacks sold averaged $425, while the Simmentals averaged $731, the Blonde d’Aquitaine $750, Maine Anjou $594, Gelbvieh $491, Limousin $670, Beef Master $485, Chianina $594, Charolais $588, and Polled Herefords $818. An Angus bull consigned by RGA Farms, Inc., of Burlington, Colo., topped the sale at $1,400. Buyer was Ron Wilson of Thedford, Neb. A Marengo breeder, Dwight Felling, purchased the high selling Simmental bull from Art Salsness of Sioux City for $1,050.    __ ON THIS DATE in 1898. the first U.S. troops landed in Cuba in the Spanish-American war. ;

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