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Eau Claire Country Today (Newspaper) - April 3, 1985, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Good Ideo made better everyone knows milk is heavenly so it stands to reason that a Rural wisconsinites would relate the real Seal and the maker. This Home crafted sign is displayed on a pole shed near Chippewa Falls. Photo by Jason Tetzloff the country today vol. 2, no. 21 april 3, 1985 the no we pop a Tho it Cor. A Faro tier Southern edition 32 Poges 35 cents lock Reagan administration wants out of a soon amen Holmen hosts Dairy hearing Holmen the House agriculture committees subcommittee on livestock. Dairy and poultry will hold a congressional hearing in la Crosse county to review Dairy policy issues. The hearing will be All Day morning and afternoon of april la at the Holmen High school just North of la Crosse on Hwy. 53. Chairing the hearing will be subcommittee chairman rep. Tony Coelho a California Democrat. Appearing with him will be other subcommittee members including rep. Steve Gunderson of Osseo. This is one of three hearings the subcommittee is holding that week. On april 13 a hearing will be held in Burlington vt., and a final hearing will be april 19 in Okeechobee Fla. A the Dairy program is National but we must take into account the Way it affects individual regions which have varying conditions and programs rep. Coelho said. The Field hearings will give individual Farmers an Opportunity to comment on a Dairy plan that will be included in the 1985 farm Bill. Persons who need additional information on the hearings or Are interested in testifying should Contact Courtney Pastrick at 202-225-8408 in Washington . Or they can Contact aides of rep. Gunderson by calling his Field office at Black River Falls 715-284-7431. Green boy John blocks message came through loud and Clear. The Reagan administration wants the government to get out of agriculture As soon As possible. Answering questions from several of the nearly 2,000 dairymen and Dairy leaders present at the 75-minute question and answer session at the Way auditorium the . Secretary of agriculture swayed very Little in his remarks following his opening statement. In his opening remarks or. Block indicated that Many of the current farm problems Are a out of reach of the Farmers and the Secretary of or. Block pointed out that reducing the Federal budget is a must in order to lower interest Field hearings such As the one to be held in la Crosse county give subcommittee members a first hand look at the regional Impact of Dairy programs in various parts of the county or. Coelho said. And rep. Gunderson who will attend the Holmen hearing. Added a it is essential that we solicit the ideas of those who cannot come to Washington to speak to our subcommittee.�?�. 11 i i a 0 y n Tell noted visitors agriculture Secretary John Block left and congressman Toby Roth Center toured the farm last week of Dave Sobieck right and his wife Mary of Rural Oneida. The Sobieck farm is on the Brown out Agamie county line. Rates. Unfair Trade practices need some kind of discipline so that Farmers can compete in the world Market he said. He went on to say that there is a need for tax policy Reform to eliminate the purchasing of farms by non Farmers who Are interested in the farm operation for tax advantages. The Illinois hog and Grain Farmers fourth Point was to have a a meaningful Reform m the farm program so the Federal government is not so deeply a we need to write a farm policy that moves government More out of agriculture than More into agriculture a he said. A we need a finite Cost control in All of our government or we re not going to get control of our questions varied from the Dairy diversion program which expired on monday to exports Casein imports milk quotas and the future of Dairying. Of All the topics the discontinuation of the Dairy diversion program was the biggest concern of the dairymen. With Many of the dairymen in the audience in favor of extending the diversion program including representative Toby Roth or. Blocks remarks received several groans of disapproval and hostile remarks from the audience. A the Reagan administration did not support the Dairy diversion program. It was accepted in a compromised Effort by the administration a or. Block explained. A the administration wont support a continuation of the diversion. I know that the dairymen in Wisconsin Are split on this Issue. A the worst thing about the diversion program is that you get locked into it a you get hooked on it a it becomes a part of the Dairy Industry if you stay with it very Long a he remarked. A you tend to shut new people out of the Industry and keep some in that might not otherwise stay in. We will lose the potential for real efficiency in this Industry. Continuing programs like the diversion Means More government and that a just what we done to in reference to the american Farmer being hooked on government programs or. Block explained a we can to get away from them quickly but we need to do it. A i Tell you we re doomed if we keep getting More and More dependent on the Federal government. What kind of dignity is that what kind of life is that to know that you re getting the bulk or a considerable portion of your income from the government a he stated. A a it a not a very Good life. It does no to provide the dignity that this great Industry deserves and this Industry can or. Block said he realized Many dairymen were in favor of extending the diversion program but that More dairymen wanted the 15 month program ended the Dairy diversion program paid Farmers $10 per Hun please turn to Page 2 red. \ Jav r l. Holstein s new president Page 3 Tate seeks new markets Page 6 lock on the farm Page to s. Export subsidies a Page i Bothern Hunt ripped Page 14 Hurch s Rose Malings Page 17 forecast Farmers in Southern Wisconsin May expect a warming trend for the next couple of Days. Thursday and saturday will be partly Cloudy. There is a Chance for showers on Friday. Highs for the period will Range from the upper 40�?Ts to the mid 50�?Ts on thursday and Friday Cooling to the mid 40�?Ts on saturday. Lows will be in the 30�?Ts. Index weather. Markets. Page 4 Section two. Page 9 outdoors. Pages 14-15 horses. Country life. Page 17 on the farm Page 20 Ann Landers. Page 22 want ads. Pages 25-32

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