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Eau Claire Country Today (Newspaper) - June 5, 1985, Eau Claire, Wisconsin State crop Roundup Page 2dairy month Kickoff Page 7conservation Congress Page 12rural artists honoured Page 15 the country today Southern edition the newspaper that cares about Rural life 28 pages 4 sections 35 cents forecast the extended forecast for the Southern half of Wisconsin Calls for Cool temperatures thursday through saturday. There Are chances of showers late thursday and Friday with partly Cloudy skies on saturday. The lows will be in the upper 40�?Ts Cooling to the Low 40�?Ts by saturday. The extended highs for this period will Range in the 60�?Ts. Index 2 4 Section 9 la outdoors Page 12-13 country 15 16 Ann 22 on the farm Page 22 want ads pages 24-27 28 worthy lot photo by Russ Vanderboom Floyd Bender s Herd of Brown Swiss at Rock Springs earn their owner s respect and Good care. A state Lender however does t share this esteemed perspective and has refused a loan for the Purchase of a Brown Swiss Herd. See Page 3. Soil projects still growing Madison soil conservation practices Are increasing statewide despite the sagging farm Economy. Soil conservation service statistics for fiscal years 1983 and 1984 reflect the increase from 17,361 to 17,966 groups or individuals assisted. The number of practices applied Rose from 6,309 to 6,510 and the acres of cropland that benefited went up from 238,681 to 239,532. Conservation planning acres also increased from 200,086 to 297,870 for that period. However the acres of cropland that reached tolerable erosion Levels dropped from 139,642 to 102,654 As pcs aimed at severe erosion problems that were More difficult to solve. Participation did no to increase in every county but some counties report growing numbers of soil conservation projects. Whether soil conservation projects will increase in 1985 is a big question in other counties. A a it a the stewardship. And recognizing the need to protect our natural resources Over the Long term and the need to maintain soil productivity a said Cliffton Maguire pcs state conservationist in explaining increased soil conservation. Please turn to Page 6 Dairy chairman sees Mutual profit fort Atkinson food service operators and Dairy Farmers should realize their similarities and work together for a your Mutual profitability a according to de Lump june Dairy month chairman. Or. Lump executive vice president of the Wisconsin restaurant association said Friday at the june Dairy month Kickoff that the Dairy and food service economies Are inter de pendent. He wants to make close ties Between the Dairy and food service industries even closer. In an interview with the country today or. Lump said that the Dairy Industry must increase advertising aimed at food services. A Quality begets Quality and there is no better Way for a retailer to transmit this message to the Public than to serve Quality products. There is no better product to transmit that Quality than healthy and nutritious Dairy foods a or. Lump said. A Dairy foods Are not Only excellent served alone but enhance the value and image of everything they Are served the Dairy Industry and food services should work together because if the farm Economy is healthy retailers Are too he said. A we need to take the time to understand each other and work in a partnership to our Mutual profitability a he said. Most farms and restaurants Are huge investments family proprietorship or partnerships independently owned and reap Small rewards despite Long hours of hard work or. Lump said. Even nationally known restaurant chains Are independently owned franchises he added. Please turn to Page 7 Al lots of hot air More colors than Blue adorned the still skies above Sauk and Columbia counties for the annual Wisconsin dells area hot air balloon rally saturday morning. While Gas burners kept the balloons aloft As Long As possible some balloons landed in Fields and barnyard interspersed across the Countryside. Kincaid Renews Board dispute Madison state sen. Lloyd Kincaid of Crandon has rekindled arguments Over whether the citizen boards governing the state agriculture department and the department of natural resources should be abolished. The democratic senators Senate Bill 32 would replace the governing boards with a system where the governor would appoint a Cabinet level administrator to run the agencies As is now done with other major state agencies. The Bill would do likewise for the state department of veterans affairs but sen. Kincaid has accepted an amendment by Beldenville sen. James Harsdorf that would postpone the change for that Agency to give its new administrator a a Chance to get established without interference a he says. This reflects an about face on the Issue by the conservative Crandon legislator who opposed the concept of Cabinet government through three terms in the Assembly and two in the Senate As a Republican and later As a Democrat. His opposition was a deciding vote on the Issue when gov. Warren Knowles proposed the change and he opposed it during the terms of governors Patrick Lucey and Lee Dreyfus and acting gov. Martin Schreiber. He says his change in sentiment came when he realized please turn to Page 6 photos by Russ Vanderboom a a a a huh a a a i

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