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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12, 1972 THE LETHZIUCGE HEAiD 9 County agricultural committee enforces acts At the start of the year, members' of the Lethbridge County CouDdl and fanner rep- resentatives are appointed to sit on an agricultural comzoii- fee forr the county. Its functions are to organize carry out agricultural programs trader the Agricultur- al Service Board Other Acts relating to the above tiooed Act are the Noxious Weed Act, AgricaKarsl Pests Control Act, the Livestock Dis- eases Act, the Agricultural Chemicals Act azd tie Soil Conservation Act. The coininittee objectives are to promote and develop agri- cultural policies to reset the needs of a district asd to ad- vise with respect to asd assist in proper issd utilization -with a view to improving the econo- mic -welfare of the farmers Tfithin the county asd the bet- terment of agriculture pro- gramming over the prov- ince. Tie Cornmittee members for the year 2372 consist of cbarr- mgn JGro Tomasta; coicxdiiors Steve Slernko asd John Mur- JrSarrav; farmer representa- tives George Terapletoo, Mck "UngerT Frank and Dec- ris Jocnson; secretary treasur- er H. E. Grant; district agn- cultaraliste Murray McLcCawi and Roger Moore; agricaltural fk-ldmaB Ben Nyho? aaJ assis- taat Harvey Sfcefenitz. THE NOXIOUS WEED ACT AH roadsides in fets county are sprayed for weed cootroL Fanners are helped with spe- cial ehernkals oc such aozioas piants as knapweed, hoary cress, sparge, bisdweed, toad fbz. on a cost shar- ing project ibe county is Inspected for weeds sad where accessary the weed act is brought into force to get far- mers to control thecL T5ds iis- spectjon Is carried oat by two weed Inspectors and the field- man tinder the authority of this committee. New chemicals are tried add demonstrated periodically to gam knowledge that can be given to fanners ia order for them, to obtain a more effi- cient weed control program. la coojoBCtzoa with this, fence lines ire ieveSed between farms on a cost sharing pro- gram, both for weed control ard better Ptnhztioa of land areas. Any fanner who removes -his fence paraBel to any road al- lowance wiE be comity maintafner assistance to baek- these areas, only for the Grass seed will be pro- vided or seeded, whatever the fsraaer wishes, for these areas as this afl pertains to the besa- tifeation of farmsteads and good weed control. Anoeser program forage seed foe weed costrc! purposes in severe situations of saline seepage and waste areas- Tfee farmer is cnarged one half cost of the teed to the smoant of aeed needed for 20 acres, AH new road ditches are seeded every year to jgrass in order to Tnira'mfye the weed problem before it arises. THE AGRICULTURAL PESTS ACT The setting op of grasshopper poison rtatioos in the coonty aod keepssg them suppBed as the need or demaod arises it acothsr program. Along with this a survey is made yearly to determine the population of grasshoppers in the area for the foHowing years Also, trader the pests act. comes the Issuing of planting and seffisg permits to potato growers, the field inspeciioos and so relating to bactedal ricgrot coctroL Another one is the eostrol of coyotes and assistance to con- trol magpies become pests ia corrals and fannyards. I-ast year the warble 'fry and its control was aad by-laws and regnlations are beicg carried oat for this pro- gram to try to the pests. TOts program is province wide and receiving good results to date. THE LIVESTOCK DISEASE ACT This Act was used to enforce the brucellosis program, bwt as the bangs disease in feaak cattle is almost elisaicated. tie program has goce to a vofem- tary uodertakiog by csKle own- ers in tbe last two years. has More or less becorae roo- tiae. THE son, CONSERVATION" ACT This program is enforced vrfcen for the control of soil drifting by wind or wa- ter. This enables a Soil Conser- vation Officer to notice to any farrier if the problem of soil erosion by wind or water arises. If the officer sees an area that he thinks could be- come a troublesome spot, he can bring in Ms findings to the agricultural corcmittee for their directive as to what should be done. Action proceedings direct- ed by the committee to this fanner must be carried out. THE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ACT Under the direction this commktee. jn inspector is csmed to enforce tios act. This act is to control the misuse of agricultural chemicals, and to promote the safe use of same. The act spells out that every- oae who applies pesticides on Iscd that Ss not owned by him, mast hold a valid Pesticide Ap- pBcators Laceaee in the cate- gories deSaed in this act This ineaas cotrciy jEeldraen ar-d as- must be lieessed and chemical courses taken and passed by erarniaations in or- to keep them, Coaipienieatmg these pro- grams are others such as a tree plaster, yfiich is available to farmers to beg? them plant the seedling trees ordered and re- ceived through the government; a pesticide sprayer for rent at a token fee to oootrol tree in- sects; a portable cattle scale to rent for tie of cat- tle, a few hand backpack spray- ers on loan for noxious weed spraying or a pesticide sprayer for small tree sppSeafiQas; and a cattle spraying service at the farm. for warble and 5ce control at a nominal cost 5 ONLY LOW MILEAGE DEMONSTRATORS [SAVE HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE SAVINGS! STOCK No. 1972 FURY III 4 DOOR SEDAN V-3 cofomcrtic, power steering, brakes, rccio end conditioning. Amber green metallic in color. Only miles. SAVE 'HOG STOCK No. SIMILAR SAVINGS ON THESE 4 REMAINING UNITS STOCK No. 6257 1971 SATELLITE CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN V-2 oufermotic, power steering, power brakes, radio on'd rear spsckers. Pius mcny more op- tions. Winchester grsry in cclcr. STOCK Ko. 6255 1972 SATELLITE CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN Fewer steerins, brckes, V-3 fjc, radso snd m-ony more options. wjivm FASSCNGR WAGON V-S cutomatic, power ing, rcdJo ond mony more options. Gold Jtof metoUie In color, STOCK No. 5257 1972 B100 TRADESMEN VAN 6 cylinder eutcmofic, vision pecfeoge end mony otter options. White end bfue in color. We have o complete fine of 1973 Chrysler Cor and Truck products now still available at 1972 prices, I.A.C. FINANCING (Tl-OTORS LETH BRIDGE SHOWROOM-Corner 7th St. and 1 Ave. S. USED CAR SALES-Corner 10th St. and 3 Ave. S. PHONE 327-1591 ;