Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 25, 1975, Image 70

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    -Lancastar Firming. Saturday. Oct. 25, 1975
export policies
SAGINAW, ... The Key
role that record 1975 U.S.
crops can play in the nation's
economic recovery and
favorable balance of trade is
being Jeopardized by the
Ford Administration's in
terference in agricultural
export markets, William J.
Kuhfuss, president of the
American Farm Bureau
Federation, said here last
week. He addressed the
annual meeting of the
Saginaw County Farm
"American agriculture
through its unequalled
productivity and its con
tribution to a favorable
blalnce of trade, is the one
sector of the economy that
has made a major con
tribution in combatting
inflation and in giving sorely
needed impetus to the
general economic
recovery,” the national farm
leader said.
Kuhfuss pointed out U.S.
farm exports for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1975.
reached $21.6 billion and
resulted in a positive trade
balance of $l2 billion in our
agricultural trade. This
pushed the U.S. overall trade
balance into the black by $2.2
“Our record farm exports
have helped to pay for the
soaring costs of oil imports
and also strengthened the
vaule of the U.S. dollar, but
we are faced with a decline
in these exports because of
the delays in sales to the
Soviet Union and Eastern
Europe by the on again, off
again export policy of the
Administration,” Kuhfuss
The undersigned will sell at the former Boyd Morrow farm West of
Newburg, Rt 641 First crossroad left on Sunset Rd Second farm on
left Watch for Signs
Dispersal of Complete Herd
Of Holstein Milk Cows and Heifers
Some fresh by Sell Date. 15 heifers; one Registered
Bull, Arlinda Chief son; 3 yearling Angus heifers; 2
calves, 4 mo. old; One 6 mo. old Belgian stud colt; 1
Reg. Belgian colt, Blond.
2 bottom sulky plow w-Massey Ferguson trip back
bottoms, good condition; One 4 bar New Idea side
delivery rake; 1 No. 9 McCormick mower, 5 & 7 ft. bar;
one fertilizer spreader; 2 chick brooder coal stoves,
John Deere Fertilizer drill; Bush beater w-4 cylinder
Wisconsin motor, 22 in.; Frick threshing machine,
good condition; one pickup baler w-kicker; gas stove;
gas water heater; Stuart Model 151 Chpmaster; 2 John
Deere 3 horse hitches; 2 double trees; 1 AC single
bottom trailer plow; Bobsled; 10 hole round hog
feeder; % ton capacity, good condition; Canning lids;
many miscellaneous items not mentioned.
Any one is welcome to bnng any salable items to be
sold. The commission will be donated to the Amish
School. Lunch stand by Amish School. Also a bake
stand. A fruit truck will be here.
Lloyd Kreider
Stephen Petersheim
Not responsible for accidents,
The Federation president
pointed out that even if
restrictions arc removed this
month on Soviet sales, (they
were) much damage has
already been done to the
image of the United States as
a reliable supplier in world
"The Soviet Union has
purchased 500,000 bushels of
soybeans from Brazil and
last week bought 500,000 long
tons of wheat, oats and
barley from Canada.
"The most unfortunate
aspect of the embargo on
sales to the Soviet Union and
Poland is that the ac ion was
totally unnecessary on the
basis of supply estimates as
early as a month ago. Even
with the October crop report
which showed the largest
corn crop on record, the
second largest soybean crop,
and record wheat and nee
crops, the Administration
refused to lift restrictions on
Soviet sales.
“U. S Department of
Agnculture officals admit
that the record com and
wheat crops show that the
United States can take care
of domestic needs, increase
its exports and still have an
increase in the carryover at
the end of the crop year.
•Why then is the govern
ment playing a cat and
mouse game with the
nation's vital export
market? The claim of the
AFL-CIO that sales to the
Soviet Union would increase
consumer pnees is a phony
as the union’s stated interest
in protecting U.S. con
sumers. The unions
pressured the Ad
ministration into its
10:00 A.M
Rl, Newburg, PA
moratorium action in order
to secure higher shipping
rates, higher maritime
subsidies and an increase in
the amount of grain loaded in
American ships. The State
Department used the excuse
of union pressure to use U.S.
farmers' grain as a political
pawn in a diplomatic chess
game to gam concessions
from the Soviet Union
unrelated to gram
“The orchestrated cam
paign to make Soviet sales
the scapegoat for increased
food costs and other
economic ills has provided a
handy excuse for those
Congressmen and union
leaders seeking to divert
public attention from ex
cessive government spen
ding • the root cause of in
flation. The myth of the
disastrous effect of the
Soviet sale is exploded by the
fact that sales to Russia to
date amount to only six
percent of the wheat crop,
and three percent of the com
The farm leader also
expressed concern over the
so-called “agreement”
negotiated with the Soviet
Union to “regularize” future
sales to Russia under a
bilateral agreement.
“In view of the success me
United States has enjoyed in
the world export market
through use of the market
system in moving our grains,
why does the Administration
seek to copy the failures of
trading as experienced by
Great Britian, and other
“Consumers, whether they
know it or not, have con
siderable to lose if the U.S.
shifts a surplus, producing
nation in grain crops. If
maxiumum U.S. farm
production, with its ac
companying efficiencies, is
to be maintained, there must
be export outlets for its
output. We traditionally
export two-thirds of cur
wheat, one-fourth of our
corn, and one-half of our
soybeans. In the absence of
world market outlets, the
only alternative for the
nation’s farmers is to curtail
output. This means less ef
ficient production, higher
food costs, a lower standard
of living and a loss of jobs for
those workers involved in all
phases of U.S. farm exports.
“As far as farmers are
concerned, there is an urgent
need for the Congress and
the executive branch to
determine a long range
export policy that is in the
best interests of all
segements of the national
economy and then stick to it.
The recent experience of
farmers, who were urged to
go all out in production with
the promise of unfettered
access to world markets only
to have the rug pulled out
from under them at harvest
time, has resulted in a
growing distrust of govern
ment policy on the part of
farmers,” Kuhfuss said.
Commenting on a current
and erroneous criticism by
some that the United States is
delivering its food com
moditites mainly to those
countries that can afford to
purchase them and thus
denying food aid to the
poorer nations, Kuhfuss
From Local A# Teachers:
i *SZ.~i
Remember Safety
when Harvesting
By Ronald Althoff
Ag Instructor
Sotanco High School
Fall baa now officially
arrived. The leaves arc
turning to their brilliant
shades of color and the corn
is ripening. Pumpkins are
appearing at roadside stands
and witches and globbins are
popping out from store
windows. Farmers are
taking to the fields to harvest
that last cutting of alfalfa, or
get the com finished so they
can enjoy the first day of the
hunting season.
Yes, I think you will agree
that fall is indeed a lovely
and busy season of the year.
Don’t let the hustle and
bustle get to you this year;
remember SAFETY. We
want’alT of you to be able to
enjoy the coming seasons as
pointed out: “In spite of
increased commercial ex
port sales and tighter sup
plies, the United States
provided $1.6 billion for
Public Law 480, our principal
food aid vehicle, in fiscal
1975. This was enough to
finance approximately 5.5
million tons of commoditites,
mostly wheat and rice.
“U.S. export sales also are
necessary to maintain a
large and efficient
production plant. Such a
productive capacity is
necessary not only to meet
our domestic needs and
commercial exports sales,
but to make continued food
aid possible.
“We should also
remember that if it were not
for the 80 million tons of
farm commoditites being
sold abroad on commercial
terms in the current fiscal
year, these buyers would
face the threat of food
shortages,” Kuhfuss said.
Farrand Farm
At Rathbone, 4 mi. from Addison, N.Y., and 15 from Elkland, PA
SAT., NOV. Ist at 11 A.M.
101 interstate-tested Holstems (7 cows, fresh or springing, 93 heifers of
all ages and a really good set of cattle'), 3 colored animals, 1 Reg. Ayrshire
bull, 4 MF tractors (three 65’s - 2 diesel, 1 gas and one 10-20), NH “461"
haybme, and a complete line of equipment in very good condition, plus
6,000 bales of the best hay, 600 bu. gram, 500 bales straw, small tools,
antique items, everything! l For full list mailed you, contact Rumsey Sales,
226 Liberty St, Bath, N.Y. (607-776-3478).
Carelessness Is a con
tributing factor in a majority
of all accidents involving
com pickers and combines.
Motors List
A new six page Stock List
is offered by Leeson Electric
Corporation of Grafton,
Wisconsin. The Stock List
provides specifications for
the complete line of stock
fractional and integral
horsepower motors
available from Leeson.
Both open drip-proof and
totally enclosed motors are
included, in rigid, resilient
and “C" face mountings.
Sizes available range from
the 48 through the 215 T
frame, in horsepower
ratings from V* to 10. “Hard
to find” motors, such as 575
volt designs and 50 hertz,
single phase designs, are
also stocked. Brake motors,
farm duty motors and ac
cessories are covered in
special sections. Sales office
locations and ordering in
formation are also provided.
Leeson Electric is a full
line manufacturer of in
dustrical purpose electric
motors. For a copy of the
current Stock List, write
Leeson Electric Corporation,
Box 241, Grafton, Wisconsin
Route Junction 32 and 207
North Franklin, Connecticut
FRIDAY, OCT. 31,1975
200 High-grade and Registered Holstein springing,
handling and fresh cows plus first calf heifers hand
picked for size, quality and production especially for
this sale.
100 yearling, open and bred heifers with size, quality
and production behind them.
T.B. and Blood Tested Trucking Available
Within 30 Days
Terms - Cash or Check
With the demand for good dairy cattle being greater
than the supply, attending this sale is of utmost im
portance to any man that is in the market for the kind
of cattle that pay instead of cost.
PHONE 642-7575
What causes those who
operate these machines to be
careless? I have several
opinions on the subject. You
are entitled to agree or
disagree with me.
1. Haste - Everyone gets in
a hurry to get finished. We
have had some wet weather
now that has slowed down
the harvest. Don't be too
hasty - slow down, there will
be a tomorrow. Stop the
machine, a loaded wagon
has a great deal of energy
once it gets started in motion
down a hill.
2. Boredom - Boredom
dulls our senses. Operating a
machine all day becomes
monotonous and often causes
drowsiness. Stay alert! Take
a break and get something to
eat or drink. Just walk
around and wake-up.
3. Daydreaming - Thinking
about the cow that might be
calving in the pasture, or the
tractor that needs repaired.
Think about what you are
Carelessness is only one
factor for many accidents,
but I think this is the factor
each of us can control if we
slow down and stay alert.
Let’s all enjoy this beautiful
season and not have it
marked by tragedy.