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t f i l CAPE GAZETYE - Tuesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 19, 2006.23 ASA says soybean growers need better safety net The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week pointed to an announcement on 2005 crop Counter-Cyclical pay- ments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a prime example of why soybean growers need a better income safety net. The ASA is asking Congress to correct inequities under the cur- rent Farm Bill where Target Prices for oilseed crops are dis- proportionately low compared to other program crops. Earlier, USDA issued a news release that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) had begun issuing $1.6 billion in final 2005 corn Counter-Cyclical pay- ments (CCPs). USDA stated that "since the effective price for soy- beans exceeds its Target Price, CCC will not issue any 2005- crop soybean CCPs. The final marketing year price for 2005- crop soybeans is $5.66 per bushel." 'q'he reason soybean growers didn't receive a Counter-Cyclical payment is because the soybean Target Price is disproportionately low compared to corn and other program crops," said ASA President Richard Ostlie, a soy- Fed grant provides funds for UD training The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service's office has awarded a $424,000 grant to the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Center for International Studies, and Delaware Technical and Community College to provide training and technical assistance to Romania on controlling avian influenza. The grant will focus on coordinating efforts among government agencies, universi- ties and the commercial poultry industry in Romania to increase the efficiency of the national agri- cultural laboratories, enhance biosecurity protocols in commer- cial poultry operations, and share Delaware's extensive avian influenza experience and expert- ise. Technical assistance will be provided by the Delmarva International Poultry Partnership, created in 2005 by the University of Delaware and Delaware Tech to provide critical avian disease prevention and production expertise to the international efforts to control avian influenza. The Delmarva International Poultry Partnership includes par- ticipants from the Delmarva poul- try companies, the State of Delaware's Department of Agriculture and other public and private sector partners. bean producer from Northwood, N. Dak. "Soybean farmers have never received a Counter-Cyclical payment under the 2002 Farm Bill, and this situation needs to be fixed when the 2007 FarmBill is written." An equitable Target Price for soybeans relative to other pro- gram crops will ensure that soy- bean farmers are not disadvan- taged. ASA has already communicated its concern about the soybean Target Price to the House and Senate agriculture committees. On September 20, ASA Fn'st Vice President John Hoffman, a soy- bean grower from Waterloo, I0wa, testified before the House Agriculture Committee on behalf of the National Sunflower Association and the U.S. Canola Association, as well as ASA. Hoffman said that "oilseed pro- ducers have strongly supported the Marketing Loan as the most effective tool for ensuring the U.S. crops are competitive with foreign oilseed exports and for supporting producer income when world prices decline." He went on to say that "the Target Prices established for oilseed crops in the current farm program are disproportion- ately low compared to other pro- gram crops." ASA's Farm Bill Task Force is currently developing specific pro- posals for the 2007 Farm Bill that will include a recommendation to increase the Target Price for soy- beans and other crops with dispro- portionately low support levels. The proposals will be completed before the ASA board of directors meets in St. Louis in early December. • $18.00 yard Red - $20/yard & Black- $20/yard #ew Product- Brown - $20 ,Topsoil - $22/yard PER BAG I #00FntUCE South on Route 5, 114 mile on left railroad tracks. 400/. OFF ALMOST EVERYTHING Aquatic Plants • Statuary and Stone Benches Fish • Outdoor Furniture Sale ends October 31. GARDEN PONDS Aquatic Center Calming relaxation is just a phone call away. Glorious Ponds • Streams • Fountains • Waterfalls • Plants • Fish Grizzlanic G Source GRIZZLY'S LANDSCAPE SUPPLY & SERVICES NEW LOCATION: 20144 John J. Williams Hvff. (RL 24), Lewes, DE 19958 Call for direclions: 302.644..0654 or 800.355.4544 • docgrizzly.com • grizzly@dmv.com MULCH • COMPOST • BLENDED TOPSOIL • STONE • PAVERS t f i l CAPE GAZETYE - Tuesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 19, 2006.23 ASA says soybean growers need better safety net The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week pointed to an announcement on 2005 crop Counter-Cyclical pay- ments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a prime example of why soybean growers need a better income safety net. The ASA is asking Congress to correct inequities under the cur- rent Farm Bill where Target Prices for oilseed crops are dis- proportionately low compared to other program crops. Earlier, USDA issued a news release that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) had begun issuing $1.6 billion in final 2005 corn Counter-Cyclical pay- ments (CCPs). USDA stated that "since the effective price for soy- beans exceeds its Target Price, CCC will not issue any 2005- crop soybean CCPs. The final marketing year price for 2005- crop soybeans is $5.66 per bushel." 'q'he reason soybean growers didn't receive a Counter-Cyclical payment is because the soybean Target Price is disproportionately low compared to corn and other program crops," said ASA President Richard Ostlie, a soy- Fed grant provides funds for UD training The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service's office has awarded a $424,000 grant to the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Center for International Studies, and Delaware Technical and Community College to provide training and technical assistance to Romania on controlling avian influenza. The grant will focus on coordinating efforts among government agencies, universi- ties and the commercial poultry industry in Romania to increase the efficiency of the national agri- cultural laboratories, enhance biosecurity protocols in commer- cial poultry operations, and share Delaware's extensive avian influenza experience and expert- ise. Technical assistance will be provided by the Delmarva International Poultry Partnership, created in 2005 by the University of Delaware and Delaware Tech to provide critical avian disease prevention and production expertise to the international efforts to control avian influenza. The Delmarva International Poultry Partnership includes par- ticipants from the Delmarva poul- try companies, the State of Delaware's Department of Agriculture and other public and private sector partners. bean producer from Northwood, N. Dak. "Soybean farmers have never received a Counter-Cyclical payment under the 2002 Farm Bill, and this situation needs to be fixed when the 2007 FarmBill is written." An equitable Target Price for soybeans relative to other pro- gram crops will ensure that soy- bean farmers are not disadvan- taged. ASA has already communicated its concern about the soybean Target Price to the House and Senate agriculture committees. On September 20, ASA Fn'st Vice President John Hoffman, a soy- bean grower from Waterloo, I0wa, testified before the House Agriculture Committee on behalf of the National Sunflower Association and the U.S. Canola Association, as well as ASA. Hoffman said that "oilseed pro- ducers have strongly supported the Marketing Loan as the most effective tool for ensuring the U.S. crops are competitive with foreign oilseed exports and for supporting producer income when world prices decline." He went on to say that "the Target Prices established for oilseed crops in the current farm program are disproportion- ately low compared to other pro- gram crops." ASA's Farm Bill Task Force is currently developing specific pro- posals for the 2007 Farm Bill that will include a recommendation to increase the Target Price for soy- beans and other crops with dispro- portionately low support levels. The proposals will be completed before the ASA board of directors meets in St. Louis in early December. • $18.00 yard Red - $20/yard & Black- $20/yard #ew Product- Brown - $20 ,Topsoil - $22/yard PER BAG I #00FntUCE South on Route 5, 114 mile on left railroad tracks. 400/. OFF ALMOST EVERYTHING Aquatic Plants • Statuary and Stone Benches Fish • Outdoor Furniture Sale ends October 31. GARDEN PONDS Aquatic Center Calming relaxation is just a phone call away. Glorious Ponds • Streams • Fountains • Waterfalls • Plants • Fish Grizzlanic G Source GRIZZLY'S LANDSCAPE SUPPLY & SERVICES NEW LOCATION: 20144 John J. Williams Hvff. (RL 24), Lewes, DE 19958 Call for direclions: 302.644..0654 or 800.355.4544 • docgrizzly.com • grizzly@dmv.com MULCH • COMPOST • BLENDED TOPSOIL • STONE • PAVERS