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U. S. Is Still Land Of
Plenty In World Of Want
Ovei production of food and
diminishing land resources are
the United States’ paramount
agricultural pi oblems in a world
where half the population is ei
ther hungry or poorly nourished.
While demographers and oth
er social scientists ponder the
consequences of the world’s 3Vz
billion,population that is expect
ed to double in 30 years, U S
agricultural expeits must find
new ways to distribute an over
abundance of crops or else
shrink production and shift
some farm land to other uses
The paradox of the land of
plenty an a world of want was
in evidence this week at the
Third annual Maryland Agricul
tuial Forum m College Park
Expressing a doubt that the
population ever will outstrip. .In the future, Dr McDonald
food production, -economist Rich- projects that “farmers will be
ard Goodman of Washington, D,. come -managers of carefully in-
C., pointed out that agriculture tegrated more - mechanized
has the “potential to produce farms that are production fac
food for all the people.” tones.
But the vice president of Cook “Food processors will be more
and Company underscored the diversified. Competition will be
problems o& food distribution based on innovation rather than
and “food quality rather than on ,price Food retail stores will
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There are people everywhere
v/ho maintain themselves well
calorie-wise, but not nutrition
wise, he said, as well as those
who do not have the income to
buy more and better food
Commenting on national agri
cultural policies, Dr Goodman
indicated “We have to find new
ways of selling or else shrink
production We need to aid
farmers in (converting) land to
non-agncultural uses However
(government) programs should
cost less than they do now ”
Representing University of
Maryland’s agricultural econo
mists, Dr. Russell F McDonald
reported that agriculture and re
lated businesses add “$1.2 bil
lion” to the Free State’s econ
SHOWING THE HATCHING EGGS IN THE Hubbard
Farms, Inc. new plant located at the junction of Routes 501
and 722 at Neffsville. The demonstration via closed circuit
television was part of an open house celebration at the new
facility last Friday. Featured speaker was Leland H. Bull,
Pa. Secretary of Agriculture, and Benjamin Weaver, Chair
man of Lancaster County Commissioners gave the welcome.
and greater services such as vid of total land resources for the
ecphone ordering and delivery economy of the country must be
“Government services to pri- considered—including planning, Ring Finger
vate sectors will become more zoning and tax assessment A wedding ring is generally
sophisticated” when property is moved out of worn on the third finger of the
“Land is a non-renewable re- agricultural production, he said left hand because of an old be
sonrce,” emphasized Dr. Gordon Mrs. Margaret Dana of the lief. People supposed that a vein
M Cairns, Dean of the College Consumer Research Council, runs directly to the heart from
of Agriculture, University of Doylestown, Pa., observed that this finger, thus heart,and hand
Maryland, and chairman of Gov. this country must soon decide arjt., offered togftbor. Although
Spiro Agnew’s Commission oir whether there will be “free the belief is not true, the cus
the Preservation of Agricultural choice or'dictated choice” for tom continues.
Land the consumer.
Once, agricultural acreage was “Dictated choice occurs when
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W $5350 Cow At
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wmi The Golden Harvest Sale and
the Garden Spot Sale were held
at the Guernsey Sale Pavilion
The Golden Harvest Sale
averaged $1027 on 59 head
which is the highest average on
any Holstein consignment sale
[ for this many head in the Unit
ed States this year Top of the
sale at $5350 was an Ivanhoe
granddaughter consigned by
Hilltop Farm Suffield. Conn
and purchased by Clarence
Stauffer, Ephrata This cow’s
baby bull calf brought $ll5O
going to Francis Gomez in
Conn There were two contend
ing bidders from California
over $5OOO on the top cow.
In the Garden Spot Sale, 58
head averaged $450 and this in
cluded youngsters. Top was a
bull consigned by Karl and War
ren Hertzler, Elizabethtown.
He was purchased for $llOO by a
syndicate of New England
ences the market, and one prod
uct is substituted for another—
cutting down on individual
choice,” defined the syndicated
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