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Valley FarmRanfeh-Home I
Beef In Front
For Weekend Shoppers
" WASHINGTON iUP! Thrifty
shoppers will find beef in the
front ranks of best protein food
buys this weekend.
Beef is taking Its place alone
side pork, broiler-fryers, lamb,
and eggs. Ma-kets are offering
specials right now on round and
rib steaks, chuck and rib roasts
and ground beef. And in pork,
roasts, bacon, frankfurters, chops
and hams will look very attractive
' In addition to broiler- fryers,
many markets are offering good
values in turkeys this weekend.
Eggs continue an excellent buy.
along with cheese and other dairy
Indigestion is an inherited tend
encyat least in beef cattle re
ports an Oregon State College live
Studies just completed by Dr.
Ralph Bogart throw new light on
chronic bloating that stunts growth
or causes death of beef cattle.
Build-up of gas during feed di
grestion In the rumen the large
storage reservoir in a network of
four stomachs in cattle appears
to be a "family" trait, Bogart
concludes from record! of 250 OSC
beef calves. ,
Chronic bloat showed up in seven
out of 13 offspring of "bloater"
bulls mated to "bloater" cows or
to cows closely related to the bulls.
Less than four per cent in the
regular breeding herd were bloat
Bloat occurs most frequently
when animals are on high-quality
feed such as good alfalfa hay sup
plemented with barley. Test ani
mals received a pelleted ration of
two parts half-inch cut alfalfa hay
to one part grain mix.
' Since tendency to bloat was In
creased through selective breeding,-
Dr. . Bogart believes it may
be possible in time to pin down
the genetic makeup for bloating
and thus help cattle breeders
select against this abnormality.
Available At Fair
At least 2,500 head of poultry,
pigeons and rabbits will be hous
ed in the poultry building at the
Centennial Oregon State Fair,
Salem, Sept. 5-12.
i There will bs room to exhibit
the . record number of entries as
the fair has purchased 480 new
pens, enabling this to be one of
the largest poultry shows in the
One major change has been
made this year in the awarding
of championships. Champions of
the show will be awarded in
each bantam class, whereas in
previous year the bantams had
to compete with the larger fowl
for best of show.
American Poultry Association
rules will be in effect for the
poultry show with members of
the association eligible for addi
tional trophies and ribbons. Oth
er special awards will be made
in certain classes.
In the pigeon competition four
trophies and four cash premiums
have been added to the awards
Judging will be dnnc in 109 dif
ferent classes with special com
petition for the homing pigeons.
Five special trophies will be
offered by members of the Ore
gon Poultry and Pet Stock Asso
ciation in the rabbit department.
Judging will be done in the
standard - classes with 13 addi
tional cash premiums being of
fered in special divisions.
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Fruit bins offer a wide variety
too. Look for good buys in new
crop apples, bartlett pears, plums,
peaches, grapes, and oranges.
Some markets a-e featuring nec
tarines, oranges, and water
melons. In vegetables, excellent values
are offered in potatoes, sweet po
tatoes, onions, cucumbers, toma
toes, lettuce, celery, pole beans,
eggplant, squash, carrots, cab
bage, corn, okra, green peppers,
At the fish counter, look for
plentiful supplies of shrimp, fish
sticks, and canned tuna.
West aizona, California, Ida
ho, Montana, Nevada. Oregon,
Utah, Washington, Wyoming!:
Consumers are enjoying one of
the most bountiful food supply
situations of the year. Beef, pork
lamb, fryer chickens, and fresh
fruits and vegetables are in am
ple supply in most markets.
Prices on red meats and poul
try are mostly unchanged -from
a week ago, except for increases
of 1 to 2 cents a pound on some
pork and beef cuts in California
Butter supplies are ample and
prices are up t cent a pound in
the Los Angeles area this week.
Egg prices are down ' 1 cent a
dozen on the large and small
sizes, and 2 to 3 cent on me
diums in the Seattle area, but
mostly unchanged in other mar
kets. . .:!
Fresh fruits and vegetables io
plentiful supply include graven
stein apples,' grapes,' peaches,
plums, artichokes, beans, carrots,
cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cu
cumbers, dry yellow onions, soft
squash, and tomatoes.
In good supply are melons, figs.
grapefruit, lemons, Valencia or
anges, nectarines, bartlett pears.
celery, lettuce, potatoes, sweet
potatoes, and bell peppers.
in fish, best buys include sal
mon flounder, halibut, and rock
PORTLAND (UPI) The Small
Business Administration today
was termed incompetent, to H-
miniKtftr thsi 'sWniri" nmtfrem
for disposal of federal timber to
Hugh Jones, Eugene, president
of the Western Forests Industry
Association, termed the law un
workable and asked that its ad
ministration be RPt aside nnHinc
further legislative clarification.
He said interlocking ownerships
are common among small Oregon
timber ODeratnra. nri that thic
would put many of them in jeop
ardy of criminal liability if they
bid for timber set aside for small
businesses. - -
He accused the SBA of not con
sulting with people in the Indus
try before formulation of its reg
ulations and said that since SBA
has had no experience in timber
disposal it was not competent to
manage such a program:
The so-called set-aside amend
ment which reserves government
timber sales for exclusive bidding
by "small business" operators re
ceived both criticism and support
at the first day of a two-day
Rains Aid Pastures
In Eastern Oregon
Rains helped pastures and range
conditions in Eastern Oregon, but
drought conditions still prevail over
the dryland grazing areas. The lack
of water for livestock limited the
use of some grazing areas. Cattle
were moving out of southeastern
summer grazing areas at an early
date. - . - - -
Baum Insurance Agency
The urge to operate more ef
ficiently and generally higher oper
ating costs have combined to hike
the capital and credit needs of the
This trend is reflected in sharply
increased borrowings of farmers
through their 495 production credit
associations, a Farm Credit Ad
ministration official In Washing
ton. D.C., pointed out.
According to Harold A. Miles,
director of short-term credit ser
vice for FCA, farmers borrowed
close to ll.S billion from their
local credit cooperatives during
the first six months of this year,
nearly 21 per cent more than for
the same period a year ago, and a
24.5 per cent increase for this
June over June of 1958.
Farmers use their production
credit associations, Miles said, for
practically any farm or farm
home purpose from purchases of
farm supplies . and livestock to
larger capital items such as heavy
Use by farmers of production
credit asosciations has risen shirp-
ly. Miles pointed out. Loan volume
of associations has almost doubled
during the past five years and has
Jumped 74 times in 20 years.
During 1958, farmers borrowed $2.2
billion, a record high, and the
associations are beaded for new
marks this year. Miles predicted.
Miles attributes PCA lending
growth to many factors, including:
(1) expansion of farms and ranch
es into more efficient units;
(2 generally higher farm operat
ing costs: (3) constant substitu
tion of capital for labor by farmers
through modern machinery and
equipment; (4) willingness of farm
ers to take on debt if it will im
prove their operating position; and
(5) desire of farmers and their
wives to improve living standards.
State Farm Prices
Highest Since '53
Following a seasonal pattern.
Oregon farm prices dipped one
per cent last month, reports Mrs.
Elvera Horrell, extension agri
cultural economist at Oregon State
College. However, farm prices in
the state still ended up the high
est for the month of June since
i Following national trends, both
crop and livestock products in
Oregon turned down in mid- June.
Mrs. Horrell found as she studied
reports from the U.S. department
of agriculture. While livestock fell
to about 4 per cent under a year
ago, crop prices remained some
6 per cent above a year earlier.
Lower price tags on beef cattle.
calves, sheep, and fresh vegeta
bles contributed most to the drop
in Oregon farm prices, Mrs. Hor
rell said. . Grain prices showed
little change, while hogs, lambs,
broilers, and turkeys went up a
Meanwhile, prices paid by farm
ers over the nation moved down
a shade from May to June, but
still average about one per cent
higher than a year ago. As a re
sult, the ratio between prices
received and prices paid by farm
ers, including interest, taxes, and
wage rates, now stands at ai
a loss of one point for the month
and 4 points below a year ago,
Mrs. Horrell. said.
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NEW STATE FAIR COMMISSION
SALEM (Special) The new Centennial -Oregon State Fair Commission promises Vis
itors to the annual event dated for September 5 12, the most colorful fair in Oregon's
100 years. Commission members are (left to right) John Chart, Eugene; Mrs. Marion
Weatherford, Arlington; Chairman Ursel Narver, Portlaad; Jack Stump, Monmouth;
and Vice-Chairman Donald Ostensoe, Portland. Set among the shaded lawns and trees,
the fairgrounds and all-new attractions will present a strikingly .different appearance
to the visitors who are expected to visit Salem for the eight day event.
fit haw been Free here in Am
erica because our founding fathers
knew that: Freedom is precious;
all wealth, with human dignity
stems from it; and that personal
freedom and economic freedom arc
inseperable" so stated a narration
on "What is Freedom Worth to
You?" given in Island City Thurs
The La Grande Farm Bureau
center and County Farm Bureau
joined together to hear the pro
gram on freedom and liberty pre
sented by Mrs. Grant Henderson.
OFB Citizenship chairman.
The program was made available
through the statewide Farm Bur
eau Citizenship program.
July brought a decided in
crease in grain receipts at Port
land and also in export move
ment, reports T. Ralph Harry
grain inspection division ' chief,
slate department of agriculture
Grain receipts largely wheat
and barley at Portland termi
nals climbed to 6.3 million bush
els compared with 5.2 million
bushels for June.
Export movement, all from
Portland, was up substantially to'
14 full cargoes. In June about
nine cargoes were loaded for ex
port, the smallest overseas move
ment in the past four years. ,
' Harry said truck receipts of
grain were down in July but
barge movement sho"wed a large
"It appears," he said, "that the
barge movement of grain into the
Portland market will continue 'to
increase as the new dams on the
Columbia are completed."
The state department of agri
culture sent brand re-recording
application forms to exactly 14,362
livestock owners in Oregon during
July, recording supervisor C. B
Liechty has reported. .
Recorded brands expire every
five years unless renewed. Owners
have until the end of this year to
re-record if they wish to retain
ownership of the brand they arc
Liechty said dozens of brand
notices have been returned with
nostoffice notification "deceased
If descendants are to claim the
brands, proof of new ownership
must be submitted with applica
jtion for transfer of the brand.
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BELTS A PULLEYS
' All Size GE
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Among Valley Farmers
By County Agent Teal Sldor and Charles Cavln -
The U.S. ranks 15h ' among
countries of the World in per
capita consumption of dairy prod
ucts. Bin in per capita consump
tion of fluid milk and cream and
11th in cheese consumption ac
cording to USDA figures.
The I960 Conservation Reserve
a General Explanation
The Conservation Reserve of
the Soil Bank provides for the
withdrawal of cropland from
production, helping to adjust to
tal crop production more nearly
in line with demand. ' At the
same time, it provides that farm
crs establish and maintain sound
conservation practices 1 on the
land they put in the Reserve.
It is a voluntary program, un
der which farmers sign contracts
to take part-for a definite period
of years. In return, the govern
ment assists producers (1) by
sharing the cost of establishing
conservation practices, and (2) by
making annual payments during
the period each contract is in
The 1960 crop year will be the
fifth year of the Conservation
Reserve. A total of about 33
million acres is now in the pro
gram, put there under contracts
signed in 1956, 1957, 1958, and
Each acre of cropland put In
the Conservation Reserve will re
duce the number of acres avail
able for harvested crops, thus
helping materially in the overall
production adjustment - effort.
Since these same acres must be
protected by such 'cover as
grasses, trees, and shrubs, the
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program also assures major prog
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soil, water, -forest, and wildlife
Major changes for 1960
Several changes to be effective
under contracts which begin in
1960 have been in the Conserva
tion Reserve to strengthen its
operation and makc .it more ef
fective. ' These changes include
1. Cropland tbc ownership of
which has changed since Dec. 31,
1956 is not . eligible unless the
change in ownership occurred be
cause of inheritance as a result
of the death of the previous own
2. Land included in farms cov
ered by contracts which have
been terminated with respect
to all land under contract is not
eligible to be placed in the Con
scrvation Reserve for k period of
36 months following the termi
nation of the previous contract.
3. Land owned by a State,
county, town, or other local unit
of government or by certain clubs
and associations is not eligible.
4. Land which is rented for
cash or a fixed amount of a com
modity will not be approved for
a contract at an annual rate
higher than the Tent per acre
paid lor the land.
5. A farm which has been op
erated by or with tenants during
1958 and 1959 will not be eligi
ble for a contract uness tenants
are designated on the contract
to share in the annual payment.
6. A farm that was idle dur
ing; both 1958 and 1959 is not
eligible for a contract unless the
Observer, Lt Grande, Or.,
Oregon Farm j
'Several bright spots have em
erged in the market picture for
Oregon farmers and handlers of
farm products, according to an
Oregon Slate College agricultural
economist. , .,
M. D. Thomas. OSC extension
service, says .Oregon produce will
be going to market this summer
and fall at a time when the num
ber of I. S. job holders is at a
record high and when the amount
of money received and spent will
hit its high mark.
While this combination goes a
long way toward making a "sel
lers' market." Thomas cautions
that it doesn't always hold true
when supplies are superabundant
as Uiey now arc for many farm
i The national economy is now in
a comeback that seems likely to
extend will into 19(H) or longer.
say the experts who chart nation
al trends. Oregon's economy, how-
evec, is -slightly more precarious
since home-building markets for
local, forest products are especi
ally sensitive to credit conditions,
Oregon labor offices this spring
reported the best pickup in em
ployment in years, and unemploy-
farm was idle as a result of a
Conservation Reserve contract or
an Acreage Reserve agreement.
7. In general, when a produc
er who has a Conservation Re
serve contract on part or all of
his- land loses control of tha land
under contract the contract is
terminated for that land. There
arc three conditions applicable
for I960 contracts under which
the 1 contract may be continued:
The person who acquires con
trol of the land was a part to the
The land over which control
was lost was under a Conserva
tion Reserve contract for at hast
3 years prior to termination:
The producer acquires control
of the contracted land by in
heritance. In addition to the above
major changes in the Conserva
tion Reserve program for 1960, a
change In the method of approv
ing applications for contracts has
been made. The principal change
is that applications offering land
lor which 1960 is the first year
of the contract period cannot be
accepted for contract unless the
rate offered by the applicant is
bcHoWi -the basic rate established
for the land offered.
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ment and welfare cases are at
low levels. '"
Another bright spot in the gen
eral recovery is the fact that
people art reported spending. at
a record rate, bpendings on dur
able goods, guch as . cart and
home appliances, are not yet
buck to the high levels of 1957,
the economists say. However, out
lays for such nondurable goods as
food and clothing are again at
record highs. 'Spending fpr medi
cal, dental, and persons! care
and other services continue a
steady climb. , '
State . and local government
spendings are also at peak levels.
While federal government spend
ing tops a year ago, it still lags
behind the 1953 peace time high.
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