Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
mmj Ric Swihart Mi Ik price fight may sour consumers often praised as nature's most nearly perfect could be involved in a real price fight in the near future and everybody could be the loser. The dairy farmers of Canada have demanded per 100 pounds of milk to be used to manufacture cottage cheese and butter. This called DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 212 lie STSEET NORTH industrial commands a lower price than fluid milk that is bottled and distributed by dairies. Alberta farmers receive per 100 pounds of industrial including a government subsidy. A cheese factory can get about nine pounds of product from 100 pounds of milk. A milk price increase of per 100 pounds means cheese prices would have to increase about 18 cents a pound on the wholesale level just to cover the increased milk costs. Now the farmers are holding that threat of all threats over the government's head a drop in production because of insufficient income. If the government won't increase milk farmers will leave the dairy industry for sources of higher income. Their argument is easy to see. With the present high costs of dairymen say they aren't even making minimum wages with present milk prices. On a local dairymen were awarded a big milk price increase just this spring. But it was for fluid milk only. And the increase was far below what the local dairymen deemed necessary to meet the costs of production and still make 'a decent return on investment. In its the powers that be have decided milk prices shall be established by a government appointed body. This is to make sure the poor old public isn't harmed. it's time the poor old public paid its own way and not only for a quart of milk. If it costs to produce a quart of the price should be established to cover that including packaging and delivery. Let the supply and demand set the price. I grimaced with pain the other day when the city manager suggested automobiles accounted for fircstone STORES Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. 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He suggested only those who drive cars should pay for the automobile road network. That's okay if all other people stay off the nice paved roads. Remember the days when you had to walk over gravel to get Setting the price of a quart of milk at a low price is just the same. Somebody is getting something for nothing. Let's say nothing is done about raising the price of milk to give the producers something for working seven days a 12 to 14 hours a day. Farmers can't be expected to do it. If the government won't let the retail price of milk flow it should add to present subsidies to bring the income of dairymen up to a respectable level. Subsidies are a more rigid thing than free pricing structures. Since it is the cost of production that is putting the price pressure on it is logical that a free pricing system would be able to react almost immediately to changes in the cost of giving the public the fairest price for milk. If the government decided to go along with increased it would serve the same purpose but the system would take longer to react. And if the incomes of dairymen aren't what will it cost if the government has to import milk and and cottage cheese and butter to a greater and yogurt and on and on and The Chinook received a nice letter the other day relating the activities of the Alberta Flying Farmers which held its annual convention in the Calgary Inn. Lethbridge was host to the group last year. Southern as play an important role in this farm group. Gordon Jones of High River was named president for 1974 with Don Althen of Del vice president. Linora Jones will handle secretary duties this year. Dave Ruork of Vulcan was the only new director elected from the South. Ted Nelson of High River and Don Althen remain on the board of directors. In the seen Gloria Bjornson of Champion was named farmerette. Margo Althen of Del Bonita is secretary- treasurer. Region 7 director Paul Madge of Milk River held up his end of the responsibility for festivities for the South. The Chinook joins with members of the Lethbridge Research Station in paying respects to Herb Chester who died recently. Mr. Chester was superintendent of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm following A. E. who retired in 1953. He then became associate director of the Lethbridge Research Station when the experimental farm was amalgamated with the federal science services in HERB CHESTER J959. He retired in 1964. Irrigation efficiency expert Ken Krograan of the Lethbridge Research Station has been named president-elect of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. ALKALI-DROUGHT RESISTANCE NEW S.S.O. Liquid Seed Treatment with growth factors Increases Germination Increases Water Uptake Plants Develop Bigger Hoot Systems HELPS PROTECT PLANTS SALINITY ALKALI STRESS WEATHER STRESS Hail. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GIVE ALL YOUR CROPS THE PROTECTION THEY NEED FOR LESS THAN AN ACRE. 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