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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May Quebec hog men reject market board Que. One of the main stated objectives of the Quebec Farmers Union is to make agriculture pay and thus largely eliminate the problem of persuading succeeding generations to take over farms. One favored device is the marketing which seeks to ensure a minimum income. Milk and poultry producers already have such institutions Battle Potato Beetles FOR AS LITTLE AS AN ACRE GUTHKDN Spray Concentrate Fast knockdown Long-lasting control Easy to use. Apply any time Colorado potato beetles up to 7 days before harvest. Saves money Order from your supplier now. RESPONSEability to you and nature CHEMAGRO LIMITED 77 City Centre Drive Ontario without claiming to be getting say they are doing satisfactorily. On the other Quebec hog despite serious difficulties arising from uncertain have rejected creation of a marketing board in two referendums. Many of them accuse the government of not considering the needs of farmers in the face of natural hazards and price fluctuations. Other say they are getting on well. Denis Simard produces milk and poultry on his farm near about 35 miles north of Montreal. In his Mr. Simard has 44 cows and chickens. He doesn't believe in a magic formula for he except for hard work. Mr. Simard has five chil- oldest is bought the family farm when he himself was 17. Federation of Milk Producers of Quebec- assure him of good prices and a sufficiently effective marketing .system to guarantee his income over the year. If such a mechanism helps milk and poultry why not set up By ANDRE BELLEMARE Canadian Press Writer He believes two organ- izations he belongs Federation of Poultry Producers and the SUPPLIES LTD. ALBERTA SALES 642-3845 PARTS 642-3944 GM DIVISION SPECIALS MINOR TUNE-UP Plus Parts CARBURETOR JOB 2 Barrel Plus Parts 4 Barrel Plus Parts For appointment Call Gary 642-3933 Warner NEW UNITS 5 New 1974 CMC Ton Pickups 2 New 1974 GMC Ton Pickups 1 New 1974 Jimmy 4 Wheel Drive 1 New 1974 Astra Hatch Back USED UNITS 1973 Jimmy 4 Wheel miles. 1971 Datsun Coupe. New paint and runs good. 1969 Ford LTD Sedan. Good family car. 1961 Volkswagen. miles on new motor. CALL 642-3845 ANDERSON SUPPLIES LTD. one for hog whose incomes fluctuate from year to One member of the Quebec Farmers Union in Joliette says it is the small hog farmers who oppose establishment of a marketing board for fear of being driven out of busi- ness by larger producers. But officials of the fanners' union say a pork producers' organization must come one even if it has to be imposed on the majority. The poultry producers' federation has an administrative council of 11 an executive council of five and a consultative committee as well as five production committees. Seeks pact Affiliated with the farmers' union and founded in the federation groups 11 regional producer associations. From 1972 to the gross revenues from poultry sales rose to million from million. For the last three the federation has administered a joint provincial plan and has worked to promote a national agreement to establish an equitable sharing of eventually set up national offices and marketing agencies. The same advantages exist for milk producers thanks to the work of their federation which was formed in 1970 in Que Considered a last hope by many milk the federation stopped over- production that was killing the market. The grouping the approximately fluid milk producers in the prov- established regulations and production quotas much as the poultry federation had done. It would have liked the federal government to increase the support price of industrial milk a hundredweight at the end of last March but Ag- riculture Minister Whelan announced an increase of only Milk producers generally credit the federation with stable marketing and price security. Hog remain exposed to market fluctuations and variations in feed grain prices. Studies indicate national hog production should not exceed animals a week. Yet are being marketed compared with an average of in 1973. After several good Quebec producers are encountering difficulties and asking for increased assistance from the provincial government. The province gives 34 cents a hundredweight in subsidies for purchase of feed grains. Producers want the amount increased to offset an expected rise in the price of corn from the United States this summer. Quebec producers also want the province to match subsidies of up to an animal provided by the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan to help their hog producers make up their deficits. They see the direct subsidies by the two western governments as an attempt to break the equilibrium of the national hog market. Over and above the provincial marketing board which the majority of hog producers have some of them would like to see a national marketing office to ensure uniform prices and an equi- table marketing system. A senior official of the Quebec agriculture department would go a step setting up national marketing boards in all sectors of agri- cultural production. All of these steps are predicated on the ability of individualistic Quebec farmers to unite to achieve their common aims. 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