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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 19, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaAge 6-b the Florence morning news Florence s. C. Thursday morning december 19, a Benson slashes props agriculture Sec. Ezra tar Benson gestures at a news conference in Washington flt which he announced that government Price supports for Dairy products will be Cut the minimum beginning april 1. A photo fax Dairy Price props slashed by Benson Washington dec. 16 w Secretary of agriculture Benson announced today that government Price supports for Dairy products will be reduced 75 per cent of lowest Legal minimum april 1. Lie said it should bring cuts of around 214 cents a Pound in the retail prices of butter and cheese and 14 cent a quart for fluid milk. Dairy state senators attacked the move immediately As a Shock ing injustice which would be disastrous Dairy banners. Both Sens. Proxmire and Thyer Minn announced they would introduce Bills at the next session of Congress keep the Price supports at their present Levels or even raise them. The present supports Are 80 per cent of parity for butterfat and 83 per cent for milk used for manufacturing purposes. Benson argued thai cuts would be in the Best interests of the Dairy Industry in the Long run. Lie suggested dairymen could help adjust themselves lower by using greater care in culling Low producing cows which he said do Little More than pro vide their owners with companionship. Benson s action on the politically explosive Price support Issue came just ahead of a congressional session Likely he marked by a hitter fight Over farm Legisla Tion. Reductions in Dairy supports Benson said do not necessarily forecast reductions or other Basic farm commodities. Benson told a news conference the april 1 support prices will be pegged at 75 per cent of parity for both butterfat and Nilk used for manufacturing purposes. Farm Law sets a support Range Between 75 and 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a Price deemed fair tiie Farmer in relation his farm ins costs. It is fixed under stand Ards established by Law. Or. Benson has taken the place of sen. Humphrey a Minn remarked a reporter. What a Christmas present he has the senator predicted the move would result in expanded production and an increase in surpluses. If air. Benson thinks this order will work he is economically i lit Humphrey added. Proxmire called it a shocking injustice Wisconsin Dairy farm ers whose earnings last year averaged Only 43 cents per hour this brings about 25 per cent the total cuts in purchasing Power of prices received by farm ers for Dairy products that have been made by secretory Benson since he look office. I intend fight with All my Power get this terribly wrong decision reversed by Proxmire went on in a statement. I will also introduce a Hill which enables Farmers gain full parity prices with Little or no sub Sidy from they said lie is drafting Legisla Tion maintain Dairy support prices at their present Levels. Sen. Dirkson r-i11 indicated he generally favors lowering Price supports Cut Down farm sur pluses. We be got get rid of the surplus or else it will be constant depressant on the Price he said. Sen. Wiley a wis sent off a letter Benson urging that the cuts be restored. You Are Well aware that under the present 83 per cent of parity support level for manufacturing milk for example Many of our Wisconsin Farmers receive Only about seven cents a quart for Wiley wrote. Benson said the present rates Are costing taxpayers around 375 million dollars a year for removal of surplus butter cheese and dried milk which he said Are equivalent 5 per cent of the milk output. In justification of his. Action Benson said the Law requires him support Dairy products at a level necessary assure adequate sup plies. He said the fact that there Are surpluses shows that present rates Are too High. Under the circumstances there was Little Choice when it came Price support Levels for next he said. The adjustments Are needed. They will encourage greater consumption of Dairy products. They will provide less incentive for excessive production. Market prices should be at More competitive by nil Congress Back Early next View. Month a Small stack of i Tor a Benefit Bills which were pass a Veteran whose civilian con duct was Good would be entitled new Type of discharge de this year by either the House. of or the Penalo. I in neral discharge limited Ali Pas saw by tin other Side of. Discharge would make and president Kisoji Ihms. Or s Simu Turc next year make the Bills Law. Whether n l otherwise he entitled. Ami. Ii approval will come for any of would replace the original Ilis them is an open question. Chai be. The fact that they be already the main purpose of the now been passed by the Linuse or sen discharge Wii uld lie show thai sic Ilni a Nifa ii the Imit Jav Fitt. i Jill ill Over loin ii Lul of cull leu tin ii in it bad i Xriha k i mini i Iii a. U has by in by tin Minim acid is Senate approval. If the Bill should become Law. Veteran with a bad discharge could ask in have in reviewed the services could m.in1 -. Nufler Vot Crim eligible for any Veter an s Ciu Fla i which he would tin1 Nilian Rondiu-1 Wai i Lilly a .1 so Cullell Loul la ills i i Rendl Lii in .111 of my Lilit lulls whirl Iii i a the Senate a Bill in in-mbli1 Tor mime Lake ii Mann in Pic ice nil i de hip a of i in nil Al nut of uniform in the re inc re in Chr Turkey 57 thursday morning december 19, 1957 the Florence morning news. Florence. 8. 0. Page 7-h u. S. 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