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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 31, 1970 Harvest Hints Given On Buckwheat, Rapeseed By STEVE BAREHAM Herald Farm Writer Nearly 80 farmers from (he Willow Creek district attended a meeting recently at the Wes Reid farm, Claresholm, design- ed to illustrate to farmers the what's and how's of harvesting buckwheat and rapeseed. This year's rapeseed crop looks very good according to Bob Simmons, Western Cana- dian Seed Processors, Leth- bridge, with higher Uiau aver- age yields expected. The estimated acreage of the 1970 crop is 4 million acres, double that of a year ago. Ex- ports tliis year are expected to be more than doubled. A recent announcement by Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Canada wheat board, in- dicated the quota this year on rapeseed would be a three bu- shel and prices and should be better this year than last. Canadian rapeseed is com- peting with U.S. soybeans, and sales mil go to the producer who can give the importer the best product for the least money. Swathing is the most critical harvesting operation of rape- seed,