Hunt trying to increase
peanut price support
Governor James B. Hunt,
Jr. it leading hit support to
North Carolina and national
peanut growers, according to
Joe. S. Sugg, Executive
Secretary of the North
Carolina Peanut Growers
Association, to get a much
needed increase in the level of
the price support on quota
peanuts under the price
According to Governor
Hunt, the price support level
of )420 per ton for quota
peanuts has not been in
creased since the Food and
Agriculture Act of 1977 was
The governor pointed out
that the secretary of
agriculture has authority to
increase the price support
level to compensate for in
creases in cost of production.
Since the minimum level of
ICO per ton was set in 1977,
there has been a 28 percent
increase in the cost of
production of peanuts for
Hunt pointed out that North
Carolina farmers are
especially in need of a price
support increase for the 1900
crop to help offset a $25 million
reduction in gross income
from peanuts in 1979 as
compared to 1978 brought
about by poor weather con
ditions and increased cost in
Hunt, along with James A.
Graham, Commissioner of
Agriculture, are conveying
the plight of North Carolina
peanut growers to the
Secretary of Agriculture,
hopefully prevailing upon him
to increase the price support
to a reasonable level that wffl
assure a profit to the peanut
Under the program, there la
a two-price system: one price
for quota peanuts, which is II
percent of the farm base
production, and a lesser
support price for additional*,
which are the peanuts
produced above the quota
within the allotted acreage for
Additional are available
for domestic consumption
when purchased at quota loan
rates by the buyers or ex
ported for edible or oil use at
whatever price the market
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I got interested in collecting cacti while visiting relatives in
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Jones urges peanut support
Congressman Walter B.
Jones recently urged
Secretary of Agriculture Bob
Bergland to increase peanut
support prices for the 1980
Noting that the basic sup
port price has stayed at $120 a
ton in 1977 and 1978, Jones
pointed out that prices paid by
growers during this time have
increased 31 percent while
income to farmers has not
increased at all. If the support
price had been raised to offset
inflationary pressures during
this period, it would now stand
at $502 a ton.
Jones made his recom
mendations in a letter to
Secretary of Agriculture
Bergland and also in a phone
conversation with other high
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