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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 0 THs IFTHS81CM3E HECALO 1972 Farm land shrinkage won't effect production DON KENDALL WASHINGTON (AP) About 34 mlliioo acres of farm land will disappear by the year 2000 as cicies continue to sprawl, but United States government ex- perts say the shrink wffl have little effect on production of food and fibre. American farm land has been gobbled up at the rate of nearly 750.000 acres annually in the last decade by urban growth. Roads and airports have taken another and reservoirs about 300.000 acres a year. Between 1370 and 2000. ac- cordins to an agriculture de- partment study, the treed points to about per cent of the farm more than oce bOILou acres ttsed mostly for crops rod disappearing beneath population groTTth and demands. The study, published in the Farm Index by the economic research service, said: "Looking at tbe national pic- ture permits one to gloss over' some serious land-use prob- lems. Many people feel real concern about fee loss of good crop land to cities or for roads. Sirip mining lays waste to large areas. Drainage of wetland de- stroys wildlife The loss of 34 million acres by tbe turn of the century is roughly equal to an area 500 miles long and 100 miles wide or bigger than many smaller. states. USED FOR GRAZING An additional 300 million acres of noo-fann owned used for livestock grazing. In all. about 57 per cent of U.S. land is used for agricultural purposes. Another one-third of tbe laud is in forests; cities use nearly two per cent; highways, rafl- -arays'and airports one per cent. Waste land and ocber mis- 1001 Items A Browser's Deiicht UNUSUAL GIRS From Around the World'. MONGOLIAN GOATSKIN RUGS A IAKGE SRKT1ON Of STANDING MOBILES RATTAN TOY FURNITURE PHIUIP1NE CARVINGS Skin Cap, resistant, short or fong SHOKT LONG CENTRE VILLAGE MALL cus uses accouot for the remainder. Tbe agriculture department study, in projectiug land-use patterns 30 years hence, as- sume that tije U.S. population by the year 2000 wcniM be miTJicfi "or ball again as large as in 1970. Per-capita income by the end of the century was estimated at S8J2S9 a year, compared with in 1970. -Under these assumptions, the domestic use of arm prod- acts is expected to rise 55 per cect Ln tee nezi 30 years, allow- irg for tbe projected population increase plus a small gain in per-capita food the report said. There are a number of appar- ent reasons for alxwt suppryJis'U.S. food needs over the years. Lard lost to cities and other uses has been oifret by increased farm pro- ductivity, up 30 per cent since 1950. The productivity bulge has outpaced land disappearance. so "much so that federal farm prcrzrarns have made idle about 50 millicn seres from the pro- duction of feed grains, cotton ar-c other crops. Miss Reimer showered ivith gifts COALDALE fHNSi A muiity shower held by 25 pecpfe in bosor of 'Miss Rose Pvcirier of Calgary, fonnerry of CosJdale. It held Ln the United Church Hall Hostesses Mrs. Joe Tc-1. Mrs. Wayne Suts-sart acd iSs Pat Van ToL Decora-tiCTiS ni Christmas n3ft- tif were rnsde by Mrs. Frsck Isaac. Tbe were presented to lOss Reiner fay Miss Van-Toi. is openmg tbe mazy loveiv presents to tbe bride-to- be were ifiss Heidi Tbiessea ard Mrs. Stewart. ReconEag tbe gifts vss 3-gss Vas-ToL Pot-luck leach served. dangbter of Mr, srxJ ifrs, Hetary Bearaer of CoaJdaie. be married at Calgary. BIG FIRE LOSS TOKYO fAPi National fire aijtboriiiss reported Japac bad a record 64.019 fires last year, as average of cae every eight mfmrtee.- Tbe depannseDt saM the biazes ciainsed lives and caused S255 million in prop- erty damage. FIGURE IN HONDURAS COUP The Honduron ovenhrew President Romon E. Cruzy left, and installed. Gen. Oswaido Lopez right, the armed forces comn-.cnder, as presfdenr for yeors in the preiic-sntict rerm. Record farm income seen FREDEPJCTQN rCP') A federal agriculture ecotsoaiist A. M. BosvTeH. predicts Caca- farms Trili. have a record total this year because of sharp gains in the sale of and livestock. B'jt rising production cost? ?.iH coetxnue to ptague tbe airi- cuittrre industry, be loJd the fourth ajmusl BnnEvncE farm outlook conference. Beef prodoction in Konh America wiD iocrease three to flve per cent in U9f73. be pre- vrhiie prices reraam steady or increase However- bigb bog prices is effect likely win taper off by the foorth cnarter of be- cause of expected increases in TJrated States bog prod'isctioii He said oae factor that could X: livestock is fee risbg cost of feed grafr, prices. crested by large RussJau -Ji-fes purchases. I ci" A J surgery for actor MONICA. CaLV. -'APj Actor Jason Rooards uzsder- plasdc sargety for "fairly in e" facial cats be a car accident a hospital said here. "Tns soceess of tbe operatksi on the actor couid be deterrriiried, the Sacta ifodca sookesinaa said. BATH BOUTIQUE located at Mofl Suggestions Beer Shampoo Bath Oil Tobleclofhs Jade East Musk Oil Perfume Bathroom Scales TOWELS Drop onJ from jdecrion of Gift Hems! Our Best Wishes go out to oil our many wonderful friends, customers and for me VERY HAPPIEST HOLIDAY EVER! WONDERFUL WORLD OF TRAVEL from the Management and Staff ART WILLIAMS PHONE 328-8184, 328-3201 REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE ;