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Observer, La Grande, Ore., Fri., July 17, 1959 Page 3
Supplement Of The J.a Grande" Observer '
Polls Announced For
Wheat Quota Vote I
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Voting places for the roferfci-Uuium are all those who in 1960-
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Franlt Poole, right, shakes.hands with Everett Cornett, who will replace Poole with
the Oregon Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Looking on in the center of the pic
ture is Chuck Proctor from the Oregon Farm Bureau office in Salem.
Mailed This Week
Wheat growers of Union Coun
ty should have received their
1P60 acreage allotments through
the mail this week, Chairman Ben
L. Robinson of the county Agri
cultural Stabilization and Conser
vation Committee, announced to
day. There is a total of 678 farms
with 1960 wheat acrage allot
ments in county having a com
bined acreage of 42.443 acres.
These allotments are being mail
ed at this time so farmers will
have them in advance of the
July 23 referendum, at which
growers throughout the country
will decide whether to market
their 1960 wheat under the same
quota system that has been in
clfect for several years. !'
The1960 farm allotment will
be about the same in most cases
as it was last year. It repre
sents the individual farm's share
of the national wheat allotment,
which will continue next year at
the minimum of 55 million acres
permitted by law.
If marketing quotas go into
effect for the I960 wheat crop
as a result of two-thirds approval
12 Yrs. Experience
We'll Travel Anywhere, Any
time. INQUIRIES INVITED
m tnc coming referendum, the
allotment becomes a (actor in
determining compliance with
marketing qffotas. The farmer
who keeps within his allotment
may market his entire wheat pro
duction without penalty. The
farmer who is over his allotment
will ordinarily be subject to a
penalty on the normal produc
tion of his excess acres.
.An exception to this general
rule is that any farmer may pro
duce up to 15 acres of wheat
without penalty. Also, a farmer
with an allotment of less than 30
acres . may apply for a feed
wheat exemption and, if it is
approved, may produce up to 30
seres of wheat to be used on
the farm where grown.
P.O. Box 263
or CR 6-3719
. '.Take all" and "root rot" have
injected several thousand acres
pf Union county wheat acres, Ted
Sidor, Union county agent, re
Both diseases are caused by
fungus growth that lives in the
soil or on diseased stubble and
straw of cereals and grasses. The
control measure is a crop rota
tibn to legumes and clean plow
ing. Seed treatment, using or
ganic mercurials may be beneficial.
- Farmers are urged to inspect
their fields and if symptoms of
the disease are in evidence the
listed control measures should
The symptoms for "take all"
shows the base of the stem be
comes covered or streaked with
a coal-black fungus growth un
der the leaf sheaths. Plants are
stunted, mature early and have
300 Honor Frank
Poole At Picnic
Over 3C0 persons paid tribute
ti Mr. and Mrs. Frank Poole at
the annual Union county picnic
Sunday, July 12.
Gu?sts heard Chuck Proctor,
representing the Oregon Farm
Bureau Federation, praise Poole
for untiring effort oiv- behalf of
the OFBK Insurance Company,
later presenting the couple with
a gift of an electric rotisscrie.
Following the message- from
Salem, Gene Stockhoff, county
FB president, thanked - the
Pooles on behalf of the organi
zation bringing from behind the
scenes, a pair of basket chairs
for their retirement.
Preceding the presentations en
tertainment was oTfered by the
Union County Fair Maids. The
audience showed their apprecia
tion of the girls' offerings of
pantomimes, solos, readings.
The incoming FB Insurance
agent , for the county was also
present. He is Everett Cornett
former Vocational Agriculture
instructor in the Vale schools.
Sheep Equipment News
Published By College
Homemade equipm-.nt to ease
the job of handling sheep in farm
flocks can be constructed from
simple building plans published
in bulletin form by Oregon State
College Extension service.
Free copes of the new bulle
tin, "Sheep Handling Equipment."
arc available from county extcn
sion offices or from the OSC bul
letin clerk, Corvallis.
Bulletin plans include such
items as portable feed racks and
troughs, wool-packing rack, port
able loading chute, panels for
white empty heads. Some of the
tillers may fail to head.
Wheat infected with "root rot
h:.ve roots that are brown and
decayed and generally, infected
plants are stunted and paler than
healthy plants. Sometimes croms
are discolored and fungus growth
is evident in the diseased area.
dum to be held July 23 on the
narkeling quotas for the 1U00
wheat crop wer announced to
day by Bin L. Itobinson, cair
nan. County Agricultural Slabili
:atiun and Conservation Commit
ee. The locations are as follows:
Elgin: American Legion Hall,
Summerville: 100F Hall, Sum
nerviHe, or Imbler Legion Hall,
Alicel: Imbler Legion Hall, Im
"Jler cr Farm Bureau, Island City.
Union: Cove City Hall, Cove or
Union City Hall, Union or Farm
'Jureau, Island City.
North Powder: City Hull, North
La Grande: ASC Office, Saca
njwea Annex or Fiirm Bureau.
Farmers who are eligible to
vote in the wheat quota refer-
July 23 Set
Wheat growers of the county will
soon be making their annual de
cision on marketing quotas. Chair
man Ben L. Robinson of the County
Agricultural Stubilizution and Con
servation Committee said today.
On July 23, they will join with
wheat farmers in 3 other States
in a referendum to decide the
type of marketing control program
they will have for the 10 crop
of wheat. The referendum is held
at this time so that farmers will
know at winter whedt planting
time whether marketing restric
tions will be in effect at harvest
time in V.kM.
The wheat program on which
farmers will vote, Mr. Robinson
said, is Uie same as that which
has been in effect for the last
several years. Marketing quotas
have been procluimed by the Sec
retary of Agriculture as required
by the law when supplies are ex
cessive. They will remain in ef
fect only if approved by two-thirds
of the farmers voting in the re
When wheat marketing quotas
art in effect, farmers who comply
with their individual farm wheat
acreage allotments may market
their entire wheat crop without
penalty and arc eligible for price
support at least 75 per cent of
parity. A grower who exceeuVhis
allotment will be subject to mar
keting quota penalties on his ex
cess wheat except that any grow
er may produce up to 15 acres for
harvest as grain without penalty.
If more than one-third of the
voters vote for no quota, controls,
they do not take effect and there
are no restrictions on wheat mar
ketings. Price support is available
at 50 per cent of parity to far
mers who comply with their acre
The marketing quota penalty
rate will be announced later, Mr.
Robinson said. It is $1.07 per bushel
for l59-crop wheat.
Any farmer is eligible to vote
who expects to produce more than
15 acres of wheat for harvest as
grain in I960, except a grower
who participated in the feed wheat
program in 19j9.
will have more than 15 acres
f wheat for harvest as grain on
imputing in the 1950 feed wheat i i .
:oji am. Under the feed wheat I J
program, farmers may arrange I J
with the county office to grow upt
to 30 acres of wheat for use only f,
un the farm where grown with- I t,
ut being subject to marketing '
quota penalties. m
If at last twoth.rds of the,!
vrowers wno voie in ine iciereii-
dum approve the quotas, th
will remain in effect for 1960
crop wheat and price support will
be available to farmers who com
ply with their farm wheat allot- j!
nients at least 75 per cent of l
I arity. Farmers who exceed the R
larger of the farm allotment or p
15 acres will be subject to a mar-
kiting penalty of 45 per cent of
the wheat parity price on their
If the quotas are not approved
by at least two-thirds of the
growers voting, the quotas and
penalties will not be in effect,
and urice support will be avail
able to farmers who comply with
their farm wheat allotments at
50 per cent of parity, as direct
ed by law. At current parity
levels, that would be about $1.18
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THB GOOD EARTH
Roy Stauffer, Union, checks the soil sampl.'s in the lab at the Eastern Oregon Experi
ment Station during the Farmer-Merchant tour Monday. The four boafds contain the
various types of soils that are found throughout the valley. . : (Observer Photo)
County Added To
farm Tax 'Revolt
Another county Farm Bureau
has added their approval to a
tax revolt as suggested by the
North Powder Farm Bureau
The Morrow county group ex
pressed their agreement recently
when action was taken on the
resolution originating in this
A great deal of interest was
ohown throughout the state when
the resolution calling for farm
ers to refuse to pay their proper
ty taxes was presented to the
public. The 'taxdisgusted' prop
erty owners hove called for a
broader tax base or a sales tax
to offset the overpowering prop
erty tax. County Farm Bureaus
throughout the state are taking
iction on the resolution before
sending members to a mid-sum
mer meeting for resolution study.
WASHINGTON UPH - The
national average support price for
l5H-crop wheat will be $1.81 a
bushel, unchanged from the mini
mum "advance" support price an
nounced May 1, 158.
Legislation requires that the fi
nal wheat support rate determined
on the basis of the wheat parity
price as of the beginning of the
marketing year and of wheat sup
ply relationships of the same dale.
Currently, wheat supply relation
ships indicate a support level at
75 per cent of parity.
The July, 1959. wheat prity price
of $2 36 a bushel, announced June
30. is less than the advance parity
estimate of $2.41 a bushel made
in May,' 1958, and used in de-te-mining
the minimum 1959 sup
port rate. Since 75 per cent of the
July parity of $2.36 a bushel
would be less than the $1.81 min
imum announced a year ago, the
final support rate will be the
same as the previously announced
minimum. The final rate can be
higher but not lower than the
ine national average support
price lor laa-crop wheat was
$1.82 per bushel, 75 per cent of (not the Fair MAIDS? , which they
the July, 1958, wheat parity price. I most certainly are.
Why Not Fair MAIDS?
Frank Poole says: Why do we
always refer to our pretty fair
court as the FAIR maids why
D Until rm
YOUI . . .
Crop insurance not only will
pay for your losses, it also
helps you borrow when you
need cash. It means
peace of mind, too. See
us about it.
105 Depot La Grande
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specialist, OSC extension service.
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