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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, February II, 1975 Sugnr bed osI successful of all time Ill .NIK I1.M.I.A Stall llrhcr I Rot in-n In the farmer is listed Growers Association I was down, but also when il at Sl.1.71 ton, for a liilal wid praised the erforls ot lliclwas up. limnage or entire membership lor provid- "II has made us Hie envy ol If all faimii'g problems were Mr. Jensen related some of in a full organizational support us well solved as those relating lustory of the Alberta Su- nut only when (he price of beets lo the production of sugar heals, all oilier farm organizations in he saitl. idl IH-CI giiMU-rs Ix- in a much mure secure and less uil- tKTahle position. Tiii.- w.is liic keynote of the j iiddrcfi given lo the- annual ot the Alberta. Sugar llcel Croud's Association bv L. i raise nis (ran garm-n, MI mi- i H li-nsei' of Magralli, the' or- Alberla llorliciillural Centre at provincial at Peace Kivcr pn-.joVm [Brooks has come to the rescue, i will Ix' co-operating in running j. n'-oii siiggcslcd Ihe sit-1 Last year it was pick your various projects during the no'l onh on llmiown raspberries. This year it j coming months. Vegetable research helps it has time to j search e.-lablishmcnls at Olds, I This year's development1; fol- but also "it will IK pick your own raspbcr nnd slrawbcrries Oilier (rials, including vege cultural me to Dr. A. fi. Olson, direclor of liie Brooks cenlre, has found raising a garden is loo Miihoul "i conirMlic- j lion (hat in this our organiza-i eullural :iou uc have purhaps the most J bridge advanced and progressive farm- tables, are also to he run at lime consuming for many peo- radic- j the Brooks centie. The horli-; pie or, like apartment dwell- scclion of the Lelh-'ers, they haven't the space lo Research Station, re-i grow a garden. established at Brooks, Tabor and Medicine Hal in 1970. The Brooks undcrliiking this year will again be can-led oul on Western Irrigation District lands bordering Ihe cast end of SlrMhrcorc. In addition lo Ihe "pick your- self" concept, the project will also he set up lo show farmers how such operations can IK run. llnsurauce coverage expected to increase annual meeting." e have, f farmers will. lure's Crop Insurance Adminis- colleclive tola] of Cation. insurance on Iheir i Tlie figures are estimates al n 1971-72, predicts Ihe: the moment because Ihe books have noi yet been closed for Ihe current year on crop insur- ance .sales. Crop insurance is a joint fed- eral provincial program in which the federal government pays 25 per cent of tiie pre- mium cost lo farmers and 50 per cent of the provincial op- crating costs. All provinces ex- pect Brunswick and New- foundland arc currenlly parti- cipating in the program The estimated number of farmers insuring their crops this year is about the same as OH. IIUGII McKENZIE, I .superior to the other two vari-1 bul- estimated to Spring Wheat Cm-Mist dies in bunt resistance. Its of tar coverage is How does the performance of nel size- is slightly larger than I about P" more. 3ic new dunim varielv Wascana! that of Stewart R3 and slightly j Fewer Canadian farmers compare with that of Hercules! smaller than that of Hercules. look out insurance last year and Stewart (B in southern Al- j The bushel weight-of Wascana and this was largely the result bcrla' i is one and one-half to two j of a 21 per cert decline in the Wascana. developed by the pounds lower than that of the j number of insured farmers in Wascana durum wheat Farm and ranch notes Sugar beets to beef Canada Department of Agricul- ture Research Station at Re- gina, yields about three bush- els more per acre than Ibe oth- er two varieties on the brown soils of sout.hern Alberla. How- ever, Wascana shows no yield advantage in the black soil zone. In height, nnd straw others. This difference in bush- Alberta and Saskatchewan. el weight would be a disadvan- tage in very dry years. Although durum production in western Canada varies widely This in turn was the result of the 1970 Wheat Inventory Re- duction Program (Operation LIFT) that saw 12.000.0CO acres from year lo year, the aver-! of prairie land taken out of age annual production over Ihe "'heat production for the year. 10-year period was about' 38 million bushels. About 24 mil- lion bushels of this were ex- strenglh, Wascana is intcrme-! iiortcd, about 4 million were iiate b p t w c e n Ihe early used in domestic macaroni pro-1 provinces add new crops to But the federal crop insur- ance officers foresee a new and continuing upsurge in farmer participation as the short, slrong sLrawcd Her- ducts, and the remainder was cules and the late. tall, weaker- used for seed and feed, slrawed Steuarl G3. It coin-j Wascana wil! be grown com- pares favorably with Hercules j mercially in 1072. Ample sup- Iheir programs, as ii, Ihe case of Saskatchewan, make insur- ance available in new areas. Saskatchewan this rear and is superior to Stewart in I ph'es of seed will be available made it available for the "first macaroni quality. Wascana is I after the 19i2 harvest. Calendar of farm events February II Del Bonita Uniform Meeting (Corral Planning) February 14 Pinchcr Day Taxes February 15 Taber Agricultural and Easiness Manage- ment Short Course February Medicine Hat Course February 1G Lclhbridge Weed Control and Soil Erosion meeting February 16 Cardston Silage and High Moisture Barley Tour (Farm visits in Cardston, Spring Coulee and Welling) February 17 Tilley Forage Crops Production and Mar- keting Day February 18 Cardston New Tax Act and Regulations meeting February 19 Lclhbridge Alberta Wheat Pool Grain In- dustry meeting February 20-25 Banff Agricultural Policies Issues Con- ference (Alberta's Livestock Industry) February 21 Pinchcr Creek Leadership Training Work- shop February 22 Warner Dugout Construction. Aquatic Weed Control. Fish Farming, Cooking and Preserving February Edmonton Provincial Agricultural Service Board Conference February' 28 Pinchcr Creek Farm and Rancli Business Management Course commences (Prc-registration vacancies still February 2-1 Cardslon Sheep Production Cosls-C.n.D. February Tahcr Alberta Field Com Growers Con- vention March 7 Brooks Alfalfa Seed Production nnd Market- ing meeting March 3 Vauxhall Agricultural Short Course March Brooks Dairy Housing Works-Imp March 12-17 Banff Small Group leadership Workshop (Pre-regislralion required) March 13-17 A. I. Management School time in its western section; growers in 80 per cent of the pnmnce's. a g r icultural region can now insure against losses to Iheir oats and barley crops. And with the proposed intro- duction of the Prairie Grain Stabilisation Plan and the pro- posed winelup ot the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, crop in- surance would become even more important to prairie farmers as a means of protect- ing themselves against losses. Amendments e a r 1 i e r this year to Ihe federal Crop Insur- ance Act have broadened Ibe scope of the program. The amendments extended cover- age to all land which cannot be seeded because of wet weath- er. Previously, this "bare ground" insurance applied only lo summerfallowcd land. Ontario has adopted the re-! vised unseeded acreage plan, bringing lo 15 the number of in- surance plans available to farmers hi the province. The others cover winter wheat, oats, barley, mixed grains, for- age, soybeans, white beans, grain corn, potatoes, silage corn, apples, nnd tomatoes, peas and sweet corn grown for processing. Three other provinces have added new crops this year. Prince Edward Island has added flue-cured tobacco and already half of the island's acreage of this crop has been I insured. Other insurable crops in P.E.I, are potatoes, oats, barley, wheat and mixed grains. Nova Scotia this year added flue-cured tobacco, gram corn and silage corn to its list [hat already includes oals, barley, mixed grains, spring and win- ler wheat, fall rye, apples and pears. By Ric Swiharf AlbcrUi Sugar Beet Growers Association is the largest sugar producing group in Canada using beets as the source. The Allierla growers have been accorded the distinction ol being the "big brothers" lo Manitoba beet growers. William Ronald, a first vice-president to the Cana- dian Sugar Beet Producers Association and the Manitoba Farm Bureau and president of the Manitoba Sugar Beet Growers Association, told 103 delegates to the Alberta con- vention that the western prov- ince has been in Ihe business twice as long as Manitoba. lie said it was a record year for Canadian sugar beet production with a high sugar content and higher than av- erage prices. He pointed to the higher tonnage of beets per acre that are grown in Alberta with some degree of envy. He said the 1971 crop in Manitoba was tons of beets on acres farmed by 531 growers. The average contract was for 60 acres. There were 280 pounds of sugar produced from one ton of beets and the average tonnage per acre stood al 12. The sugar beet king for 1971 was Angclo Boras of Coaldale with a record production of 28.19 tons per acre on a 40-acrc field. The 10-year average for the classification is 19.11 tons per acre. Mr. Ronald said Manitoba would never likely, reach Alberta tonnage per acre slalislics but indi- caled wilh progress could improve. Some odds and ends. The Western Slock Growers' Association welcomed the announcement by Premier Peler Lougheed lhat the honied cattle tax has been lifted. This is for a probationary period ol two years. Under this tax, producers who sold catlle with horns paid a tax. What a great way to create a monopoly for unadorned heads. II sure is lucky Ihe government knows Ihe difference between reindeer and cattle. Whether it was farmer pressure or just good com- mon sense, agricultural Alberta will welcome the suggestion that fanners he paid for supplying re- creation land to any and all sportsmen and fun lovers, Many say this was aimed at the snowmobiler but after this past hunting season, reaction from the farm community in southern Alberla would point the finger at inconsiderate hunters. Stifler sentences for persons convicted ol rustling was also emphasized by the 500 delegates lo Ihe WSGA convention. This is good in lhat it may help to make a per- son think before walking off with some cheap T-bones hut the problem still remains trying to catch the wild west fantasy seekers. I hope the next Ihieves get a cow which is completely warble infested and that he gels caught with the goods. WEEKEND SPECIALS at CENTRE VILLAGE STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. MARTENS COALDALE PRICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL CLOSING SATURPAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 1972 TABLESITE CANADA CHOICE STEER BEEF Ib. I) Swin's Eversweet Side Eton l-lb. pkg. Cross Ri Tablerile, Canada Choice steer beef Ib. Gainers Wieners Liplon's Chicken Noodle ..........Twin Pack Colelli 7Vj-oz. pltg. U Ior Glen Valley 14-fl. 01. lin Peas orCornRH 4-H Club Board? HOME OWNERS Is your rate too high on your fire insurance? Are you fully covered to the value of your home? If you would like some advice, contact: McKILLOP AGENCIES 303 5lh St S. Phono 327-7464 r.LEMVOOI) The third meeting of the Gcnlwood Sew 4-II Sewing Club was held Jan. C. Sixteen girls attended. Presi- dent Pat Neilsen called I h e meeting lo order at 2 p. m. Mrs. Rice, the chit) leader, discussed tlie coming speeches for March. Tlie girls separated into groups to begin projects. The meeting ended at 3 p.m. Meetings to follow are expect- ed to te held twice a month for better progress. CLUB REPORTER Gloria Laylfla i CLARESIIOUI 1 The regular meeting of the Clarcsholm 4-H Bof.f Club was held Jan. 6, at the Clarcsholm j Provincial Building. The -HI j pledge wrs led by Julie Aim. and the meeting was called to j oi-dor by president Glen Aim. j Roll call was answered by I he name, brand, and description of the steel's. I It was decided the judging day will held Jan. at Jack I Flemings. Tlie educational tour i will be held Jan. .11 in Lclh- bridge. The culb will keep the some uniforms as Tlie last item of the evening j was some senior and pec-wee speeches. Our judge for Hie speeches was John Ijoy.eman. of Calresholm. (.I.CI1 HKPOltTKIl: I.ormi Jean Mackintosh was enjoyed both by 4-H mem- bers and their parents. Presi- dent Carol Boras explained the use of the new record for the benefit of the new members. CLUII REPORTER Lorrie Boras COALDALE The Lclhbridgc-Coaldale 4-II Beef Club held a meeting Dec. i Speaking will be divided into two divisions, junior and se- nior. The roller skating party In Raymond on Feb 12 for all members was discussed nnd it was decided that rides would be1 arranged for all those who wished lo go. The club has decided lo make braided reins as a project this 18 at the United Church Hall, j >'.ear' The meeting uas called to order by Bev llranac. Rnndy Slen and George Bchner then led the members in the pledge. A minute of silence was held for Mr. J. Williams who had passed away rccenily and has been a donor of the showman- ship trophy. Tiie response to Ihe roll call was Ihe name of slllwccl Lmn Orr Earl the differ- ent types of lealher and snaps available for the reins. We will Ircgin Uie project, next month. Fred Furlong adjourned the meeting and speeches then given by Carleen Bianchi, Wen- dy Sloakly and Teresa Pitl- niuii. Lunch was provided af- terwards by Shane and Dar- lene Jaffrcy. Next meeting wit your calf. Tlie minutes were bl, Md 17 at in read by secretary Pat Boullon lhc Coults civic and adopted. Discussion on tJie first calf lour of Ihe year followed: it was decided lliat would start al a.m., everyone CLUB REPORTER. Teresa Pittman. HOPING Tlie fourth meeting of the Eaves; vice-president, Fred Leverick; secretary-treasurer, Ana Boulton, and reporter, Robert Stanko. The Council decided lhal Ihere would be another regu- lar 4-H curling bonspicl. The commillce of Cindy Young, Connie Hazuda, Ken Welland and Robert Stanko were ap- pointed to organize and set up I the bonspicl. The date for this event was not set up as yet. The Council was also in favour of getting a -workshop started. The Public Speaking Com- petitions were then discussed. This year there will be two sections: one junior section (ages and one senior seclion (ages U-211. IlEPOHTKI? Robert Slanko Canned Hams 1'69 TOP VALU BEANS with 14 FL.-OZ. TINS Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix (.OTT66 Vocuum pack OLD D POTATO 1.00 pack..... l-lh. lin OLD DUTCH j meeting at Rcadymade school short Grass Ml Bee! Club w ........n OIIU1 L. II '1-11 LIU LI Weia 1 Mlh. i held Jan. 5 at the Hoping Ilali. 1 here is lo a roller skating Bernir Khncs led the pledge. parly Jan. at Itaymond. liej! Osmond gave his report on The Care of Calves. CMJII IIKPORTEH Itick Hranac COITTS The J.-inuary incrling of Ihe Light Horse at pledge. it was decided lo have a SI. Patrick Dance March 17. Tick- ets will IK- raffled at this dance. The prizes will be: one-quarter beef; swag light; nnd a tran- sistor radio. The band for this dance will he Four I Ills and a Miss. The Christmas Party was held on Dee. 2Ji. Kveryone en- NOHTIIKIIN The regular meeting of the- I.cthbridgo Northern -MI lieef Club was held Jan. .1. ;d Ihe Picture RuMe Public Library. 'llle meeting was with the pledge and flag salute led by Shirley Tiulva. Minutes of Ihe last were approved as read. Sug- 1 gest-'u-ns were given for f u n d raising projects, and Ihe di.s- cus.sioo for the proji-rl.s were tabled until nexl .liilm Murray gave a rrpnil that the Chri.sl.m-v, ski-doo parly i UK- Conns Civic Center with I'rj joyed an aflonioon of ski-doo- Fred IMII- ing and lohoganning at the IIiip- inom long. called I he ing Hall, later a Pot Luck Sup- to order and Shane j per. card games and dancing. I the members in the After the meeling speeche.s wrc given by Colleen Dixson, s ol the meet- Phylli.s Ilohhs and ttdwin Ix-e. (i.tin itui'oinT.u, Lee. Jatfrey picdw Tlv mil ing and executive meetings were r< :.d by C.-rluen Bianchi socrelary, and the treasurers report given by treasurer, Ix-s- lie Crolcan (I. discussed and derided lhal olhcr (han Irophies for I in Ihe Adminislralion Building first place on Achievement Jan. IS. There were about 20 ,c buckle uotild be-: pi.....lr present The regular meeting of the Readymade -MI Beef Club was held Dec. 10 in Ihe rtcadymade School. Wendy Miller called th meeting to order. Jo Anno Ilruska led the pledge, llem- answered to roll call with j Ibe name of their calf and ono bad point about him. A meeting of (he I.cthbridgc Dislricl Council was held .udi'd fo jila'inc .second place and uf Hie new officers malod 50, im) farmers in Alberta (or third. I'ublic i i n c 1 u d e d president, Mtrla are under years of ngo I CENTRE VILLAGE MARTENS COALDALE CENTRE VILLAGE IGA ALSO FEATURES FREE DELIVERY! WE DESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES The minutes of the last meet- ing were read nnd adopled. Cor- respondence was treasurer and gave their reports. Carrol Dyck parliamentarian, gave us point; on impromptu speeches. Impromptu speeches were given by Myrna fteid, Carrol Dyck, Slanko nnd Ilruska. Old vas discussed. Mrs. Kaval explained the in- surance and marking system. She was Introduced by Diane Temple-ton nnd lhankcd by Col- lin Reid. ci.uit nupoinT.it, Slirrry llrnsha VOUNfi About 20 nor cenl of Ihe ;