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    AGRICULTURE ?
Nematode chemical banned by F.D.A.
Ethylene dibromide has been
banned by the EPA. This chemical
has been used as a nematicide (or
many years. Materials which contain
ethylene dibromide and are affected
by this ruling are: Soilbrom 90; Terr
O-Cide 15, 54-45, 72-27; Dowfume 85;
Soilfume85; and Soilbrome 85.
Farming
The
Flatlands
north Carolina
AGRICULTURAL
EXTENSION
SERVICE
By B)H
[ i tension Chuimjn
Farmers who have some of the
material on the farm may use it
"through September 1984. Dealers
must hold on to the stocks and call
?their distributors for instructions.
Ethylene dirbromide, in the recent
months, has been condemned as a
cancer-causing agent and also has
been linked with ground water
contamination in certain areas of the
country.
Ethylene dibromide has been used
, as a nematicide for many years.
Several of our farmers have used this
nematicide on a regular basis. Its
' uses include control of the cyst
nematode in the soybeans and con
trol of various nematodes in
' vegetable crops. This ruling is
! another set back to the farmer in this
county and all over the United States.
What will the corn prices do in the
? next several months? Extension
economists feel that corn will be
Nominations
sought for
Outstanding
: Woman
I The Perquimans County Jaycettes
are seeking nominations for the
Outstanding Young Woman of
Perquimans County. She must be a
; resident of Perquimans County and
should not become 36 years of age
before June 1, 1984. She does not have
; to be a Jaycette.
Each nominee shall be judged by
the following criteria : contribution to
her community and evidence of
; leadership, 50 percent; and personal
and/or business progress, 50 percent.
The Outstanding Young Woman of
Perquimans County will be
nominated to the Five Outstanding
Young Women of North Carolina by
the Perquimans County Jaycettes.
The Jaycettes will accept
! nominations October 20 through 27.
? ' Anyone wishing to make a
; nomination should contact Kay
? Winslow, Jaycette President, or
' Patsy Miller, OYW Chairman.
steady to (lightly higher during the
next 4-6 weeks with the December
futures ranging between $S.50 and
$3.80. The U. S. corn production
report on October 12. placed corn at
4.26 billion bushels which is 49 per
cent below a year ago.
Despite the sharp fall in produc
tion, supplies will be adequate for
1983-84. Carry-over plus production
will total 77.66 billion bushels which
is about 600 million bushels above the
expected utilization for the next year.
With a short crop and adequate
storage space, farmers will be ex
pected to store their grain into late
' winter or early spring. North
Carolina Extension Economists
expect that the prices will peak
sometime in 1984, in the $3.90 to $4.25
range.
When deciding when to sell the
stored corn, farmers should be
concerned about the consequences of
selling two crops in the same year,
the expected return to storage and
the risk of prices dropping quickly,
vhen supply ? dominated markets
? peak.
North Carolina University Ex
tension Economists believe that
soybean prices will continue to be
volatile during the next four to six
months with cash prices in the
central part of North Carolina
ranging between $8.25 and $9.00 per
bushel.
Much of the fluctuation in prices
during the recent weeks has been due
to uncertainty regarding the drought
stricken crop. The October report
places the U. S. crop at 1.52 billion
bushels.
This is about 18 million bushels
below the September estimate.
Adding old crop carry-over of 387
million bushels to the 1983 production
gives a total supply for 1983-84 season
of 1.9 billion bushels. The short fall in
this year's crop will require a
significant reduction in soybean
exports and total usage from last
year.
The Record
Speaks For
Itself
12 Years
Of Service
And Involvement
In Hertford
RE-ELECT
BILL COX
As Mayor
Your Support Will Be
Greatly Appreciated.
Pa ti for by tli? CtmnittM to it- Elect Kfl Cm
Sales Leader in his district for
the year to date, he has set a
standard of excellence of which
his company is proud. His
membership in the prestigious
Sales Leaders Club attests to
his superior sales ability. Call
him today.
Dist. Mgr. Jimmy L. Strickland 335-5393
Holiday Island Notice
Since it is anticipated that owners and leasers of
property in Holiday Island Subdivision will be served
County water through Holiday Island Property Owners
Association instead of directly by the Perquimans County
Water System, all persons owning or leasing property in
Holiday Island Subdivision who have applied for connec
tion with the Perquimans County Water System may apply
for a refund of their deposit at the Perquimans County
Water Department in the Perquimans County Courthouse
or by letter at P.O. Box 7, Hertford, N.C. 27944. All
applications for refunds should be submitted to the
Perquimans County Water Department by January 1, 1984.
Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners
Jeanne G. White, Clerk
Domestic crush and (arm buying
activity is strong. Higher prices in
the tl 0-$ll range will be necessary to
cut usage by 12 to 15 percent.
Hidden (actors that could in
fluenece the soybean market would
include crushed demand, exports,
Brazilian acreage and weather and
U. S. planting intentions (or 19M.
Extension specialists indicate that
the odds are that peak prices will be
early in the second quarter in 1984
when usage rates (or the first quarter
are clear.
According to the latest USDA Hogs
and Pigs report there were 10 percent
more pigs on the (arm on September
1 than on the same date last year.
This report confirms all o( the
projections o( a large fourth quarter
report and total meats supplies.
Pigs under 60 pounds were
reported to be up nine percent from
last year indicating large supplies o(
park and total meat in the first hal( of
last year. There were signs that
(arrowings may be beginning to
decline, but hog numbers probably
will not show a year to year decline
until the end o( next summer. Ac
cording to N. C. Extension
Economics Specialists, top hogs are
expected to average about 40 cents
per hundred weight (or the
remainder of the year, but may
advance slightly above that average
for the first quarter of 1984.
Cotton has become an important
crop in Perquimans County. On
October 12, the USDA estimated the
U. S. cotton crop as 7.549,500 bales for
1963. This is a 37 percent decline from
last year.
Production of 7.5 million bales
would result in total supplies of
cotton for the 1983-84 marketing year
of 14.9 million bales. If usage
averages 11.2 million bales, the
carry-over next August would be
approximately 3.7 million bales.
This .level of carry-over combined
with expected plantings of 12-13
million acres in 1984 would put
downward pressure on cotton prices.
N. C. Agricultural Extnesion
Economists indicate that the cotton
prices should be stable to declining
through the 1983 harvest period.
I have received a letter from
Norfleet Suggs, Exeuctive Secretary
of the N. C. Peanut Growers
Association. He indicated that most
areas are paying quota premium of
105 percent of the quota price.
According to Suggs, Fred McGill of
Georgia informed him that ad
ditional peanuts were being
delivered under open end contracts
at a celling of $400 per ton In Georgia.
Suggs Indicated that growers should
look at all of the marketing options
before selling their peanuts unless
they had signed a firm contract.
A grower must decide whether he
must live with the 105 percent of
quota support as a rplce. If he can, he
may want to sell at the time of
delivery.
As we discussed in our article a
month ago, there are several other
options a grower may want to utilize
in marketing his peanut crop. He
may want to consider utilixing
PGCMA quota pool.
The peanuts would be placed in the
quota pool and sold later after the
market is more settled.
The other alternative the grower
may wish to utilize is on-farm
storage. This alternative can be quite
risky. The other marketing optiop *
grower may wish to select is to select
more than one method of marketing;
It may not be to your advantage to
put ail of your eggs in one basket. ?
This may be the year that our graiii
farmers may want to forward con
tract corn and soybeans for next yetf (
delivery. -f ?
At this time the prices look qipte
good. This would be a positive way a
grower could lock in a profit and
insure himself against a price ne*t
year that would be below his cost of
production.
Certainly a grower at this early
date would not want to tie up more
than a third of his potential (
production. Forward contracting if
used wisely can be a positive
marketing tool in the risky business
of farming.
Spread a thin layer of melted butter over
jellies, puddings and sauces right after
cooking. Stir, and foam or skin will disappear.
Valhalla Produce Co.
ANNOUNCES
Completion 0/
COTTON WAREHOUSE
A Government Bonded Warehouse for the storage of cotton. Our new
addition enables us to serve our customers needs better than ever before.
Peanut Warehouse ? Government peanut storage
available. Buying for Gotdkist Peanut Co. Call for
information on prices on drying. Also available are
drying trailers.
Grata Insulation? For buyers of corn and soybeans.
We have quick and easy unloading facilities. Another
way of serving our customers to the fullest.
Valhalla Produce C ompany
183-3136 183-7181
    

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