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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Farm and ranch notes Bill C-5 credit act Cereal and oilseed crop varieties listed in 1972 edition of ADA book frfdoy, March 3, 197V THE HERAID 13 flESWCH STATION By Ric Swihnrt IT electioneering. Call it nonsense. But for sure, the farmer will benefit again under pro- posed legislation introduced last week by Bud Olson, federal agriculture minister. Bill C-5 will amend the Credit Act if passed. It has received first reading. The onus of the bill is to further help family farm- ers to develop profitable farming units and in such, is tied closely to the small farms bill announced last month. Bill C-5 will increase the amount of funds avail- able to the Farm Credit Corporation for lending to farmers by million. Hand in hand with this, the amount an individual farmer can borrow will be in- .creased to from Before, could .be borrowed under a supervised loan situation. The minimum age requirement has been reduced to make it possible for FCC to lend to any farmer who is eligible under provincial law to enter into mortgage contracts. Secondary non-farming businesses, such as tourist facili- ties or summer camps operated on the farm, will be cli- gibile as loan guarantees. Even if sold, under Bill C-5, the farm home can be occu- pied for the lifetime of the fanner or his wife. Larger amounts of money, even as a loan? Youth ori- ented loan programs? Since when did the government realize that farmers are businessmen? This government has treated the agricultural sector much like Canada handled Britain during the Second World War. There was a realization, maybe of capability, almost sudden- ly, which resulted in a new outlook and approach between the two countries. The chicken and egg war on poverty is continuing but this lime is meeting success which is being grcatfully accepted. Ralph Effler, manager of Lilydale Poultry Sales in Lcth- bridge, the largest processing company in the province, re- ported to the Southern Alberta Poultry Council that all areas except eggs have a rosy road ahead for 1972. Tlie market picture for eggs is somewhat darker, even with government purchase programs. The Australian govern- ment has f uggested to egg producers to dump 79 million dozen eggs into the Pacific. This pretty well states their problems. There has been no affect in auction markets yet on the Implementation of the warble control legislation. The larvae will not be evident on the backs of the animals for some time. The from this desk for a column which al- lows agribusinessmen, especially farmers, to have answers to any question directed at government, .seems to be just that. There have been no questions and correspondingly, no ,in- .swers for the two weeks it has been advertised. Must be nice to know everythiiig boys. The column will likely slide into hiding, only to bare it's head when the opportunity arises. Jt is good to note that some agricultural-based organiz- ations are able to take advantage of the Local Initiatives Program under the federal government. Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society received for a commun- ity centre. Red Deer Exhibition Association got for additional buildings. Ai'c you growing the cereal or oilseed crop variety that will bring you the highest returns per acre? Varieties of Cereals and Oil- seeds for Alberta, published by the Alberta department of aH- riculture, lists the oustanding varieties available and de- scribes their characteristics. These include quality, yield, maturity, resistance to lodging, shattering and smuts. The book will be available from all dis- trict agriculturists' offices within the next few weeks. The 1972 issue contains a number of important additions and deletions. Stewart durum wheat has been deleted because its qual ity is inferior to that of the new varieties, Wascana and lerculcs. and its rust resist- ance is inferior to that of Stew- art 63. The laltcr is not loo Im- wrtant in the durum areas of Alberta. Wascana was licensed last year. It is a higher quality, higher yielding variety than Stewart 03 and Hercules, but intermediate between these two in its maturity. Because o: its high quality, Hie same spe cial durum quotas are expect- ed to apply to Wascana as now apply to Hercules. Seed sup- plies are scarce because Sask- atchewan ami Manitoba have been buying up stocks in this province. Sundance is a newly licensed variety of hard red winter wheat from the Re-' search station. Its yield is con- siderably higher than that of Kharkov 22MC, Winalta and Yogo. Tills variety is expected to command a fairly large propor- tion of the hard red winter wheat acreage as stocks be- come available. Limited seed supplies will be available after this year's harvest. The feed wheat Pitic 52 is de- scribed as very late with only fair resistance to lodging and shattering. Centennial barley, previously described as eligible lor the feed grades only, is now ell gible lor CW grades. However its acceptance by the mailing trade has yet to lie established Sheep information available The proceedings of the 14lh animal Sheep Symposium held Banff last December have been compiled by the Univer- sity of Alberta for public in- formation. Tlie 155 page booklet con- tains copies of the papers pre- sented by members of the uni- versity staff and other quali- fied experts in the sheep in- dustry. The symposium focused at- tention on production, business management and marketing. Topics included in the book- let are consumer requirements for lamb, lamb and the retail- er, marketing of New Zealand lamb, marketing opportunities and promotion and recommen- dations from the University of Saskatchewan sheep research centre. Calendar of farm events MARCH 15 Cardston Weed Control meeting (Leafy Spurge) March 15 Cardston Weed control meeting (Leafy Spurge) March 15 Taber Horticultural Day March 15 Taber Horticultural Day MARCH ;20-30 Olds Pesticide Applicators Training Course (Pre-rcgistration required) March 21 Tolxr Kapcsecd Production and Marketing meeting Dependable USED CARS MARCH SPECIALS Dependable USED CARS KCUSIA 1970 MAZDA ?-dr. coupe, whit mileage. Was NOW 2-62A 1967 CHRYSLER NEWP. CUST. 4-dr. sod. Red, one owner. NOW ONtY 2-58A 1971 DART 2-95-A 1970 DODGE Pol. 5 dr. H.T.. V8. P.B., R. Nice. ONIY <-dr. sed., blue, 6, A.T., R. 2-83A 1970 FORD 500 2 H.T., 390, A.T., P.S., P.B., R. ONLY....... 2-1 00.B 1966 VOLKS. FASTBACK, tQOC real nice. ONLY -P77 J 7-103-A 1966 METEOR ST. WAGON. Blue, 390, A.7. P.S., P.8., R. Air cond. ONLY KCIMB 1968 CHEV. B1SCAYNE -l-door, 6 sld, R. Groen. KC113B 1968 DODGE POL. 500 J-tlr. seel. V8, A.T., P.S., R., blue. ONLY KCUJ7 1965 l.H.C. TANDEM. Wos NOW ONLY 2.109-A 1969 CHEVY VAN V8 sfd., nice i I AO C shope. ONtY f I 07 J KCU58 1959 G.M.C. 3 TON Cab and chassis,