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Sulmet Sulfamethazine is available in four convenient dosage forms to suit your needs: Powder, Oblets*, Emulsion, and Injectable Solution (by or on the prescription of a veterina rian). This product should be used in accordance with instructions in the package literature. Your veterinarian is your dependable ally in the constant war against cattle diseases. Consult him for the most effective man p agement practices and disease-control procedures to meet your a individual needs. tl ft v Free literature sent upon request. F Poultry Drinking Water Solution 12 . 5 % is also available for use as a drench. t *Reg. U. S. Pat. Oft f b 1 "*A 4 INOUtTlCf ( Clip this coupon and send to us at the address below for your FREE COPY of "COMMON DISEASES OF LIVESTOCK." .Address. Name. LEDERLE LABORATORIES DIVISION Gjxuuunid COMPAJVr AM ERt CAM New York 20, N. Y. 30 Rockefeller Plaza I Keeping in Touch With Washington r - . : Eye Marketing Costs WASHINGTON, D. C.—With net farm income about $4,000,000,000 be low the $18,000,000,000 peak of 1947, the spread between what the farm er receives for his product and what the consumer pays for it is getting greater attention in official Wash ington. Over the past year farmers have been receiving about one- , half of each dollar spent by con sumers, but farm prices have been drifting downward while marketing costs have remained constant. The farmers' share in the retail food dollar declined from 53 per cent in July, 1948, to 49 percent in October, 1949. On the other hand, the share for marketing agencies rose a corresponding amount. The 'largest single item interven ing between the farmer and con sumer are labor charges of one kind or another. This emphasizes the need for an improved system of marketing farm products to keep pace with greater farm output. Increased efficiency in farm pro duction has virtually outmoded the distribution system. It threatens to outstrip the ability to find profita ble markets. Farmers, with less labor, are pro ducing about 4 percent more than they did before World war 2. On the other hand, officials believe that the surface has hardly been scratched when it comes to mar keting efficiency. .A subcommit ing 1949, but he has given indica tions that he will make an al^out attempt in 1950. Reason for this is that the new year will end up with election of a new congress and Brannan believes he has a potent political weapon in his farm plan, especially among in dustrial voters. If the plan fails to make any headway in the 1950 congress, Bran nan is expected to attribute such failure to Republican opposition— although Democratic farm strength in congress is as much opposed as the Republican farm strength. NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL One of the nation's newest farm organizations, the National Potato council, held its first an nual meeting in Washington, Nov. 28-29, adopting a resolu tion calling attention to the fact that "a serious situation arises in the problems of surpluses that permits our efforts to be dissipated by virtue of the im portation of Canadian potatoes." The council recommended that the United States "regulate the im portation of an agricultural com modity which merely enhances an already overburdensome surplus problem. : »I POWER ONLY FOR REA Rural Electrification Admin istrator Claude R. Wickard, who will administer the new Rural Telephone program, does not think rural electric co-opera tee, headed by Senator Guy M. Gil lette of Iowa, is now looking into this problem. John I. Thompson, assistant ad ministrator of the Production and Marketing administration, said the department was working hard on the distribution problems which are resulting in losses to farmers and consumers alike. He cautioned, however, that it is a long, tough job. He gave these illustrations: 1. Demands by consumers for more service have been one factor tending to offset if not surpass the savings derived from efficiency in marketings. 2. A long run tendency in adding to the cost of milk in many fluid milk markets has been the strin gency of health requirements. 3. Problems in rail transportation, including high freight costs, box car shortage, delays, inadequacies of re frigerating systems and high termi nal costs. 4. Wholesale produce markets in many cities were old when the horse and buggy were stylish. 5. Multiplicity of state laws re garding the labeling and transpor tation of agricultural products. OPPOSE BRANNAN PLAN With the two big national farm organizations, the National Grange and American Farm Bu reau Federation, solidly united against the Brannan plan, the secretary of agriculture will face tough sledding in trying to sell the program to the 1950 ses sion of congress. Secretary Brannan didn't wage such a tough fight for the plan dur phone business. He thinks this field can best be served by existing systems or new organizations, rather than the REA co-ops. "At this time the major contribu tion of electric co-ops to the new program seems to me, in the light of the provisions of the new act and its legislative history," Wickard has informed the electric co-ops, lie in the direction of advising rural people regarding the possibility of getting telephone service through other local organizations. "In other words, at this time it appears desirable that the electric co-operatives confine their opera tions to the power service field rath er than enter the telephone busi ness." 'to SUGAR QUOTAS DEBATED Annual sugar quotas, to be made public some time in De cember, probably will be high er in 1950 than in 1949 because of an expanding population, in creased consumption and a short supply now on hand. The 1949 figure was 7,500,000 tons, with Cuba given the right to sell the U. S. 3,092,976 tons, Puerto Rico providing 1,091,401, and the balance coming from domestic beet and cane producers, Hawaii and the Philip pines. USDA has already heard various factors in the sugar industry testify on what they think 1950 prospects will be. Among those heard were bakers, bottlers, confectioners, representa tives of refineries, domestic produc ers and foreign producers—the lat ter mainly Cuban.