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trading with them in recent years. But wePve had strong growth trends in many other export markets:. "The big growth market ~or U. S. wheat has been East Asta-.-Japanp South Korea, the Republic of China and the Phili- wines. U. S. wheat exports to these four markets should to9 200 million bushels this year-- double their mid-6(Fs rate. Other growing markets include Venezuela, Central America, the Caribbean, the West Coast of South America, North Afric~ and Nigeria. "The world feed grain trade has been growing about S per cent a year--and in the past three years this has quickened even further to more than 9 percent a year. "World trade in oilseeds has been the most dynamic of all .. it has grown between 8 and 10 percent annually for the past ten years. That's one reason why U. S. farmers have been able to double their soybean export acres. "Let's translate this in- creasing demand for U. S. farm products into the acres requir- ed to produce them. Six years ago we exported about 55 mil- lion acres of wheat, feed grains and soybeans. This year we expect to export about 70 million acres of these crops. I don't need to tell you that 15 million acres is a lot of land." These acres mean a lot of income dollars for farmers as well as a lot of business for transpor- tation lines, farm supply busi- nesses, processors and other segments of the economy. 6-The Oklahoma Wheat Grower, January, 1973 h Farm Futures Page I A second major difference ket and production controls. To- cent in 6 ears Th bi r a hetween 1966 and 1972 Is that day, the set aside programsy . e g e - " " 1 1 PUIwt t t e we I ~ ~ the oemand this year IS elf, c- encourage farmers to produce we son is ha th_ __r_d is ..ettln_ tire demand, in commercial what the market wants, and a better standard of eating .... cu~ More people around the world marzets, for dollars.. . produce it at the lowest possi- , ' | to, ~USSla and China nave maueble production costs. With the are getting better incomes and . I I thelr purcnases this year inmanagement freedom of the set spending extra money on food., thi They seem to want more live- me market, llke our other com- aside programs, farmers have an, stock products particularly, merlcal customers, shifted the cropping patternson B y C arl S wenson for agriculture to ga~ ce "Per capita gross nationgJ te~sofmillionsofanres, topro- market orientation wol tic products in both the developed duce more efficiently and corn- Election of new officers anddown the drain." tk and developing countries have pete more effectively for ex- adoption of 1973 resolutionsNAWG directors plact achieved real growth rates di port sales, were key agenda Items for the priority on passage ofnel 3 percent per year in recent In 1973, American farmers 9-3rd annual meeting of the Na- legislation and recomn~ F~ years. Much of this increase also have a more favorable in- tional Association of Wheat continuance of a Federal2,~ in real spending power is going ternatlonal trade climate than Growers in Seattle, Washington, gram for wheat similar for food, and it tsboomh~ the they did in 1966 and 1967. January 7-11. Eleven Oklahom- ~ Agriculture Act of 1970 demand for livestock products, President Nixon has opened ans attended. grains and oilseeds, new trade relationships withGrowers elected Ray Davis, minimum period of five ~o~ New farm program p~ d~ "Russia and China made the Russia, China and Eastern Eu- Potter, Nab., presldent of the 11 adopted by the NAWG ln~ headlines this year," he rope that have already paid state wheat organization, and the elimination of conN said "because we haven't been tremendous dividends--andwill Don Woodward, Pendleton, bases and determination d pay off even more handsomelyOre., vice president; era Mar- aside requirements by J~ in the years to come. gin, Ulysses, Kan., will contin- centage of historical ~ The devaluation of the dollar ue to serve as secretary-treas- feed grain history; graz~ has helped to make U. S. ex-urer of N.A.WoGo haying privileges on all~ ports more attractive to for- The AssociationWs four- day aside acres for a fee ~ SI uign buyers without hurting U. meeting was attended by moretablishment of the wheat l~ Yq S. farmers' profits, than 500 wheat producers from a minimum of 50 per ~ We have worked hard to low- the organization's member parity as of April 15 ofth0 er trade barriers for U. S. farm states and three foreign count- vtous crop year. products in foreign markets.., rtes. Representatives from The association proposJ Carroll O. Brunthaver and we have made significantgovernment, business, national wheat certificates be val~ progress in some areas. All of farm commodity groups and In- level to reflect the diffe/ This year's commercial this helps farmer@ exports, ternational organizations also between the county loan sales are a much sounder ha- I believe these differences participated in the Growers an- and parity as of April 15. m sis for our farm economy thanmake the outlook in 1973 faxnuat convention. The association also w~ the concessional sales of 1966. different than it was in theGene Moos, the NAWG's re- dorsed the principle ofl~I Another difference: Sixyears mld-1960Ps" tiring president, told delegates yields and proposed t~ a ago, the Federal government We do not expect wheat ex- that their association could take base period for es~ a made the decisions. In 1973, ports next year to match this considerable credit for setting the county average yiel~ rL farmers will make them. year~s extraordinary level, the stage for today's strong the individual farm yield~ In 1966 and 1967, American However, we do expect a pretty market prices and stressed that both be five years. It f~ agriculture was still under tight strong overall sales picture for market prices must provide recommended that the Io~ n government control, with acre- U.S. commodities. In fact, we adequate returnes to producers should reflect the true~ age allotments and productionthink we can maintain the $10 if they are to continually in- value and that the farm ~ bases, billion farm export level. That crease productivity. He toldthe payment be in addition This year, farmers them- would mean a continued high convention, "1973 will be the loan price rather than ~ selves are deciding when to sales volume, and a lot of dol- most critical year for agrlcul- included in the baslcloan~ sell their crops, and whatpric- lars in farmer income, ture to the end of this century. The association also call~ es to sell for. We have a care- Mr. Brunthaver concluded by Decisions this year on farmthe release ofexcesswhe~ terLa-style farm program thatsaying, "Basically, the market programs and farm policy will by producers without pe~ does not control farmers~ plant- is telling farmers that we are establish the direction of U. & The NAWG endorsed r~ ings: Farmers are deciding how dealing with anew level of world agriculture and to some extent, statement of REAP fundt~ much land to plant and hew much demand for farm products. I world agriculture for years to called for a re-apprai~J to set aside, think we'll find in 1974and 19'/5 come." fund cutting for rural r~ Six years ago, we were ship- Regarding food prices, Mnosprograms. It also deV~ ping wheat from government stated that the national interests policy in such important stocks. Today, the government should consider carefully the as taxation, environments Ls just about out of the stocks results of a policy of heavily tection, Occupational Safe~ m~magement business, expanding production to return food costs to the levels of a few In 1973, our farm programs axe tuned.to increasing export opportunities. Six years agOL, Our farm pro- grams were Just beginning the shift toward export opportunit- ies. They were still basically geared to the domestic mar- * Galvanized Hog Panels * Galvanized Cattle Panels * Reject Pipe * Square Tube * Stock Trailer Slats * Truck Grain Sides * Used Flats for Truck Beds * Safety Plate for Truck Beds * Shearing & Forming Pipe * Anokn * Cham * Seams * S p. Sheets Iq,tm * Floor Deck|no Expanded M**d Rm * Rounds im LIIMmeb and in the years beyond that the efficient American farmer will find good commerical markets for significantly more farm products than he has sold in the past. "I think there will stlll be ups and downs, in the market, even with this higher level of demand. However, I have a firm belief In the bright future of American agriculture -- because of the growing world demand, especi- ally in livestock products, be- cause of the improving inter- natlonal trade climate, because of our effective market-~rient- ed farm programs -- and most of all because of the manage- ment ability of American farm- ers." months ago. "Full agricultural production under normal wea- ther conditions would.lead to price depressing surpluses within four years," according to Moos. "With this develop- ment, he said, the opportunity Health requirements, tran~ torten, wheat research, ut~ lion and market developl and international trade ne aliens. Survey plant for Farm, 822-4411 Okeene, Oklahoma 73763 4g, "THE B(G RED LINE" Introduc,ng the NEW 2" Sprig Harvester Available with or without side loading elevator. Digs, cleans & Ioacls up to 2,000 bushels pc, hour Avc ;lable in 20"-28" and 42". OKARCHE., C) AHOi A Y3762 During Febru' A nationwide survey February will indicate farmers allocated their lion expenses during 1972, Trained enumerators i the U. S. Department of cnlture' s ,Statistical Service (SRS) will sample group of 2,000 about spending for maj( ! o~ inputs. Each will als ! ~-~ for detailed in.formati~ p,or cha . .se s m a~ few of the g~,-~ including ,)u/lays for fuel~i t~iizer, ~epairs, taxes, w~ and other production ltem~ SRS pla~ts to conduct it# expenditure surveys in year cycles. The first years SRS wil focus on duction expenses; the fiftl~ data will be collected on living expenses. The information is nee~ update the relative lmpO~ or weight of the various~ moditles and services computing the index of paid by farmers and to more current data for e~ lng net farm income. The prices paid index $ farm income provide gul~ ! for farm policy and adml~J! tlon by indicating farmer~ chasing power itton in the Nation's birth defec are forever, unless you