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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 035
Transcript !>:30p 3 5311' 7 :30 P " 53. P 5 510 |. 9:30 P 8 :0U p 3 :3II|. 9:30 p 7:30p 7 :5I1 v 8:30 n '.1:311 p 12:30 P 8:30n 8:30 p 7:30p 9:30 p 3:00p 5:00p 9:30 p 8:80 P 9:30p 8:30p nnounct'd 8:30 p t0:16 v 11:80 a 3 :00 P 10:30p 6:30P 8:30 p 6:00P 6:45 P 5 :1 5 I. 6 :30 P 8:30P announced 12:00p 8:3111. 1 :46 P I 8:30P 3:33 1' 8:30P 8:30 P 2:45 P 3:45P 1 :30 P 1:05 p I',: 3')1' I :00P 5 53')' I 7:45 a 8:30P announced 8:30P 5:30P announced rs 7:30 P 9:O0P 9:0OP announced 9:45P 5:15 1' 9:00P announced 7:30P 9:0()P 7:30P announce" Pate 37) 1955 EZRA TAFT BENSON, Secretary of igriculture, discusses WHEAT and oat AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY I [E besl estimate of the Departmenl of Agriculture is that the total U. S. wheal crop ihis wen will be around 830 million bushels down 150 million bushels from ei year earlier as ei n'suli ol lighter acreage controls eiml serious drought in sum,' .HI51-. \dding I9e">5> production i.> our carry-over, it appears thai wheal supplies leu ihr 1955-56 crop Men will total I billion, 863 million bushels. Ill is- Figure is slightly below the luleil supply fm ei year earlier but il is siill large enough In take rein' nf our Foreseeable domestic .nul r\|u.ri needs for more lliein two full years. In the absence of short crops in the other major wheal exporting nations or much heavier than anticipated demands nii the part of importing countries, ii now appears thai we ma) export around 2011 milium bushels nf w heal in lhe IV.">.">- 56 marketing year. This would represent an increase of alumi 111 million bushels over exports for the current year, which tn turn are some 33 million bushels above 1953-54. Despite ihis improvement, the total amount In I"' shipped during the new crop year will probably Fall far ■oorl of the '.'..") mill!<>n bushel average for 1949-53 and the IT."> million bushel '"led achieved in 1951-52, when the k.> fean \\ ar was ai its height. \\ e are ;i I >l<- to maintain current wheal exports mili through subsidies which have been averaging aboul eighty cents per bushel. During the lwel\e months Ending March 31, ihis program cosl approximately $200 million, with the greater pail of the total representing direct subsid) on wheat moving through '"iiiiiiriii.il channels. lhe haul lent is lhal we are mil meet- jig world wheal competition em a qualit) basis. We are in a buyers' market. World Agriculture has nol onl) recovered from the devastation "I war il has moved °n to new production heights. Exporting Nations are competing vigorousl) For Markets. The war-lorn nations which Welcomed donations "I wheal oi any JPialit) a lew years ago are back on their 'eet economically. They are spending 'heir own money and demanding good •Silling wheal. Vie in u-l eilher nu'i't world wheel! c°rnpetition on a price, quality and pro- PACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955 motional basis or content ourselves with ei more limited market which can be maintained onl) through continuing ami perhaps increasing government subsidies. I do m.l believe American wheat producers would willingl) retreat I" ihis seaaenilet!\ position. Is such a retreat advisable so long eis eee have the -(.ils. the climate and know-how required to produce the high quality milling wheats which boili Foreign einel domestic markets eue demanding and will take? . .. \s Secretary of Agriculture I will do nn utmost io promote qualit) wheat objectives throughout the nation. In this connection, there are three' cur- re-ill developments which deserve mention here: First, the Department ..I Agriculture is nnw Favorably considering a loan rate discount schedule which would be applied againsl inferior wheal varieties grown in 1956. Such el program ceeiilel be a real deterrent to production "1 undesirable wheal varieties. Second, the Department has undertaken ;i comprehensive review of official wheal standards which have had no ma- —Wide World Pholo Wet but smiling, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson welcomes the rain with open arms during national plowing contests at Olney, III. Much of his time as top man in agriculture has been spent on problems relating to drouth conditions in the Western states. jni revision since 1934. I here have been important changes in the production and marketing of wheal during the last iwee decades. We need new standards which will recognize this progress. Third, the Department ihis year will launch ei broad scale try-uut in the field of a new and improved method of testing the potential bread-baking quality of wheat. Developed b) the Grain Division "I our Agricultural Marketing Service, llii- method, known as the sedimentation lest, is designed to measure both tbe quantity and quality of gluten in wheal. Time required for the lesl is 15 minutes or less. Several years of research have gone into this project. We are hopeful that extensive tests will confirm its practicability as a means of classifying wheal in a general wav in accordance with baking potentiality. The enormous value of a simple and effective lesl of this kind is ..l.v ious. These' arc some of tbe things the gov- iTiimi'iit can do anil is lining In improve wheat quality. In a few moments I shall discuss other important activities which we eire' carrying forward the loan and storage programs and the increased emphasis upon moving wheat into export channels. Importanl as these programs are. let u- neve'i lose' sight of the fact that farm- ers themselves, through their individual efforts, can make equally valuable contributions to a solution of our most pressing wheal problems, lu fact, all of the government's efforts ■ the loan program, expanded storage facilities, export subsidies and increased emphasis upon qualit) factors will be largely nullified unless Farmers assume one great responsibility which is properly theirs. The government can't grow improved varieties of wheat. The job can lie done onlv on lhe farms of America. As vou know, much of lhe poe>r wheal and even substantial quantities of medium-strength wheat have been moving into government ownership in ever-in- e reasing amounts during recent years. Altogether, CCC acquired 41 percent of the I billion. 169 million bushel wheal crop of 1951. The final figure for the Page 33
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