Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
JOT. 27, 1972 TKI HWAID 13 Lack of specialty crops causing farmers to miss the export boat Alberta farmers have been missing the boat by not exam- ining the possibility of growing peas, beans and related cialty crops according to Dave Durksen, Alberta department of agriculture's export market- ing officer. He reports that the world market for these crops, known as pulses, is very strong. Ontario growers are getting 10 cents to 12 cents a pound for white pea beans, which is the highest price in many years. The demand for crops like lentils, which 'used to be con- sidered the poor man's source of protein, is also rapidly in- creasing. With the improved standard of living in most Eu- ropean countries, lentils have become a luxury product. Many expensive restaurants now pro- vide a dish of lentils with their meals. Pulses include green, blue, yellow and chick or garbanzo peas, butler bsans, brown beans, adzuki beans, white beans, red kidney beans, horse beans, the great northern bean and the Italian barlolli bean. Different parts of the world prefer different varieties. Although the production po- tential of ma hy of these spe- ciality crobs has not been, ex- amined, it is already known fhat certain pea and bean va- .rielies, such as horse beans, can he grown in this province. However, field scale production has not yet been tried. At present, the irrigated area around Taber and Bow Island as far as Brooks seems to be the best location for some of these- specialty crops. O t h ers can be grown as far north as Edmonton, and hopefully, some species will even be adaptable to the Peace River region. Mr. Durksen said the absence of weevils in this province gives Alberta farmers a great advantage over most hot coun- tries which grow these crops. Although there is already a world market for pulses, they' are not yet appreciated ui Can- ada. FLEMING MOTORS ARE NOW HAVING OPERATION APPRECIATION Fleming Motors want to thank many for their patronage during Flem- ings long years of service to Southern Alberta, with an OPERATION APPRECIATION SALEI Right now, you can buy a brand new 1972 Fury at fantastic reductions! And Flemings have six only Fury demos, slashed for OPERATION APPRECIATION savings! Here is an example of the fantastic savings. Stock No. 2439 PLYMOUTH FURY II! S 2-DOOR HARDTOP 360 V8, automatic, power steering and disc brakes, heavy cfuly battery and suspension, radio and rear speaker. Many more extras- Tawny gold metallic with gold roof. SAVE this unit carries an 18-Month or Warranty. SEE GORDON CLOSE, KEN LANCASTER, STU SHORTT, BUD PETERSON or HANK PALFREY at FLEMING MOTORS LTD. Cor. 7th S. and 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-1591 GOOD RANCH AND FARM LAND FOR SALE IN THE PINCHER CREEK DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S CATTLE COUNTRY 4015 acre 1890 acre Ranch attractive mortgage 937 acre mixed farm 'A set. lease available at extra 351 ocre grass, frees, river frontage, no bUas. 401 acre Mixed farm 240 acre Foothills farm 1721 acre Ranch M.L.S..................... 1120 acre mixed farm M.l.S................. Several small holdings 61 acres adjacent to No. 3 Highway in Crows Nest Pass Area. M.LS. Business Lo> on Main St., Pincher Creek, Alia. To learn more about any of the above propeities, pfease contact: Gordon Johnson, Realtor, 628-3775 or res: 628-3836 Cowley Gerald Thompson, Salesman, 627-4278 Pincher Creek Jasman, Salesman, 628-2328 Lundbreck Albert Rabbit, Salesman, 737-3982 Standoff CHIEF MOUNTAIN REALTY LTD. P.O. BOX 114, COWLEY, ALBERTA Member Lethbridge Real Estate Board Join in the fun and excitement of LETHBRIDGE JULY 17-22 PRE-RODEO DAYS EVENTS 4H SHOW AND SALE July 10, 11, 12: Pavilion LIGHT HORSE SHOW July 11.14: Outside Show Ring RODEO EVENTS and CHUCKWAGON RACES THURS., FRI., SAT. AT 8 P.M; GIANT PARADE MONDAY, JULY 17th at 10 a.m. EXCITING MIDWAY "THE THOMAS SHOWS" Fun Rides Games Shows CASINO Kaleidarts BEdg. BEER GARDEN FOR YOU KIDDIES' ZOO HORSE RACING DAILY AT 2 P.M. PARI-MUTUEL BETTING WHOOP-UP COMPOUND EXHIBITS GALORE LIVESTOCK COMMERCIAL STAGE SHOWS FEATURING KITTY WEILS MON. AND TUES. THE GOSPEL SINGERS _ WED. "The Showplace of the SOUTHLAND"