Farm costs and returns survey to be conducted with farmers nationwide
A nationwide survey titled "Farm
Costs and Returns," la being con
ducted in February and March by
USD As National Agricultural Statis
tics Service to determine agricultu
ral production expenses and the fi
nancial situation of farm operators.
The North Carolina Crop and Live
stock Reporting Service will be per
sonally interviewing close to 000
farm operators selected for this sur
vey out of a nationwide sample of
124,800 It is therefore imperative
that all farm operators selected re
spond to this important survey.
The primary purposes of the sur
1. To provide date on the financial
situation of farm operators.
2. To obtain agricultural production
expenses for U.S. farms
S. To determine the relative impor
tance of various production expense
items and group of items.
4. To determine the relative impor
tance of various production expense
items and group of items.
5. To help determine farmer's net
cash income and net farm income
levels for 1986.
The information collected in this
survey will reflect production and
buying trends of U.S. farmers and
ranchers. Estimates of farm costs
and production expenses are used to
compute net farm income, which is
needed to better understand changes
in the economic position of farmers.
The financial data will provide a
current, more detailed perspective of
the debts, assets, cash flow, and level
of financial stress of farmers
throughout agriculture. Estimates of
farm costs, income, and financial
data are used to both help the public
better understand agriculture and to
provide the Department of Agricul
ture and Land Grant Colleges and
Universities the data needed to con
duct farm management and agricul
tural finance research and extension
The data are also used by agribusi
ness, Congress, and the Department
as decisions are made that affect ag
riculture. These data are vital in both
the public and private sectors for
evaluation of the current farm coat,
income, and financial situation of
farmers and in planning for the fu
The National Agricultural Statis
tics Service will publish farm produc
tion expenditure data for the nation
and ten economic regions of the U.S.
in June 1967 The publication is avail
able free to survey respondents.
For further information, contact
James L. Olson at (919) 856-4394. ! 1
Perquimans area obituaries
BESSIE O. HAZELWOOD
HERTFORD, NC-Bessie Olney
pompwo 'Tew" Hazelwood, 70,
died Feb. 8, 1987, in a nursing home.
Mrs. Hazelwood, a native of Gates
County, was the widow of William F
She is survived by a half brother
Tommy Thompson of Houston; and
an aunt, Bertha Stallings of Sunbury,
The funeral was conducted at 2
p m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial
PRESTON E. CAYTON
EDENTON, NC? The Rev. Preston
E. Cayton, 76, of the 400 block of El
liott St. died Saturday, Feb. 7, i*j7, in
Mr. Cayton, a native of Beaufort
County, N.C., was a retired minister
and also retired from Edenton Cotton
Mill. He was a member of First
Christian Church, Edenton, and the
widower of E* telle Vanehorn Cayton
Survivors include six daughters
Geneva Gadow and Faye Hampton,'
. both of Chesapeake, Syble HarrelJ
?and Joan Rudd, both of Edenton,
.Page Tucker of Suffolk, and Jean
Corbett of Currituck, N.C.; three
sons, Rodney Cayton and Carl Cay
ton, both of Edenton, and Jamie Cay
ton of Hertford, N.C.; two sisters,
Cora Wright and Verna Martin, both
of Edenton; a brother, William Cay
ton of Camden, N.C.; 20 grandchil
dren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted at 3
p.m. Sunday in Williford-Barham Fu
neral Chapel, Edenton, by the Rev.
E.C. Alexander and TTiomas Biggs
Burial was in Beaver Hill Cemetery
DOROTHY P. JARVIS
ELIZABETH CITY, NC-Dorothy
Peele Jarvis, 68, of the 100 block of
Whitehurst Lane died, Thursday
Feb. 5, 1987, in a hospital.
Mrs. Jarvis, a native of Beaufort
County, N.C., was a member of Faith
Assembly of God Church and the Dis
abled American Veterans ladies aux
Survivors include her husband, the
Rev. Murl R. Jarvis; four daughters,
Cora Lee Reid of Elizabeth City
Murriell Gray McCulley of Tanzania,
Africa, Ida Mae Finch of Mobile,
Ala., and Rebecca Hoggard of Wind
sor, N.C. ; four sons, Joseph Leon
Jarvis of Kenner, La., Randolph
Wayne Jarvis of Spring Lake, Mich,
Clifton Dean Jarvis of Hertford'
N.C., and Timothy Leroy Jarvis of
Bending, Mich; three brothers, Lin
wood Peele of Portsmouth and Troy
Peele and James Peele, both of Au
rora, N.C.; is grandchildren; and
The funeral was conducted at 2:30
p-m. Monday in Twiford Memorial
Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Rev.
Charles Cookman and James Strick
land. Burial was in New Hollywood
CLAUDE M. HERRING
HOLIDAY ISLAND ? Claude Mor
ris Herring, 70, of Lot 97E, Box 336
Holiday Island, Hertford and a for
mer resident of Newport News, Va.,
died suddenly Thursday, February 5,'
A native of Duplin County, N.C he
was the husband of Evelyn Virginia
Butler Herring. He was a retired
Master Sargeant with the U.S. Air
Force having served 22 years and a
member of Emmanuel Baptist
Church, Newport News.
Survivors include his wife, two
daughters, Ms.Janet H. Carter of
Holiday Island and Mrs. Joyce An
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nette Harris of Fairbanks, Alaska;
four sons, Lenton Morris Herring of
Andalusia, Ala., Arlis Wayne Her
ring of Palmetto, Fla., Edward Earl
Herring of Richmond, Va., and
James Randolph Herring of Suffolk,
Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Hil) of
Mt. Olive and Thelma Dail of Gold
sboro; two brothers, William Cecil
Herring of Spring Lake and Earl Her
ring of Newport News, Va.; and 10
Graveside services were held
MOnday at 11:00 a.m. in Peninsula
Memorial Park. Newport News with
full military honors.
Swindell Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
CORA R. STALLINGS
BELVIDERE? Mrs. Cora Riddick
S tailings, 82, formerly of Route 1,
Belvidere, died Friday morning,
Feb. 6, 1987, in Guardian Care Nurs
ing Home, Elizabeth City.
A native of Perquimans County she
as the widow of Mames Elvin
"Spunk" Stallings and a member of
Whiteville Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters,
Mrs. Quincy (Lessie) Riddick and
Mrs. Louis (Pauline) Stallings, both
of Route I, Belvidere, Mrs. Doris
Ferrier of Newport News, Va. and
Mrs. William (Frances) Layden of
Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Grace
dAvenport of Tyner; 20 grandchil
ren; 2 step-grandchildren and 11
Funeral services were held Sunday
at 2:00 p.m. in the Swindell Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Donald
Crowder officiating. Burial followed
in the Riddick Family Cemetery on
Hickory Cross Road.
Pallbearers were Dallas Layden,
Ronald Layden, Ray Layden, Mi
chael Layden, Keith Layden, Guy
Layden, Phil Riddick, Jimmy Rid
dick, Billy Webster, Jeffrey Webster,
Quevon Stallings and H.S. Daven
WILLIAM G. WHITE
William Grady White, 75, of Rt. 1,
Edenton, N.C. died Jan. 27, 1987 in
A native of Chowan County he was
a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Novalla
H. White; 7 sons, William H. White
Fayetteveille, N.C., Elwood White of
High Point, Grandy White, Charles
White, Vernon White, Alonza White
and Lorenzo White, all of Hertford; 4
daughters, Mary White of New York,
NY; Johnetta Forehand of Hertford,
Annie R. White of High Point and
Pearlie Fentress of Norfolk, Va.; 3
brothers, Elworth White of Norfolk,
Va; Zolar White and Alford White
both of Winfall; 2 sisters, Ruth Arm
strong of Moyock, N.C. and Eula W.
Barrow of Norfolk, Va. ; 38 grandchil
dren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sat., Jan.
31, 1987 at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Elder
Edward Harrell officated. Burial
was in Cedarwood Cemetery, Hert
ford. Rowsom Funeral Home, Eden
ton was in charge of arrangements.
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