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Keeping in Touch With Washington Rollbacks Big Issue In DPA Extension iMMitoijjil THE LULL in the battle over beef cattle ceilings will be broken in a few days when congress decides what to do about extending the de fense production act scheduled to expire on June 30. The big issue will be the price rollbacks scheduled for Aug. 1 and Oct. 1. Whether it is a new law or just a temporary extension of the present law, cattlemen will battle to kill OPS authority for further rollbacks. They already have made ja strong case against the rollbacks, but it isn't known yet how many congressmen they convinced. There is very little chance that the new DPA will get through con gress by the end of this month. Most observers here believe debate over controls will last through most of July. Intentions now are to ask for a 60 or 90-day extension of the pres ent act. Cattlemen, backed by most of the big farm organizations, will fight to block extension unless it contains a provision specifically prohibiting further rollbacks on beef cattle Prospects of their getting prices. such a provision now look good, but the administration is determined to oppose it right down to the final vote. BEEF BATTLE HOT The beef battle has been one of the hottest in years. It has been marked by charges of bad faith and double-crossing. Some of the charges appear to observers here to be justified. Price Administrator DiSalle is ac cused by cattlemen with breaking a promise that there would be no roll back of prices. Meat control officials in OPS told newsmen a week prior to the order that no rollback was planned. Inside story, however, is that Di Salle changed his mind almost at the last minute. Packers convinced him they needed a rollback to January freeze level on beef to make up for higher live animal prices. Neither packers nor OPS has issued any fig ures, however, to justify the 50 per cent increase in packers' "take" out of live animal prices. DiSalle reasoned that if he gave the packers an increase and didn't promise consumers anything he would have both producers and sumers on his neck. So he promised lower prices to consumers for later this year. He reasoned that congress probably would reverse his order and that consumers would blame con gress instead of OPS. Agriculture Secretary Brannan argued with DiSalle against the fu ture rollbacks, but when the argu ment was taken to the White House, President Truman backed DiSalle. Brannan then was forced to go to congress and defend an order which he had told DiSalle was completely unjustified. Agriculture department protests to Mobilization Director Wilson and threats to carry the fight to capitol STEEL, CHEMICALS ROW The full story of a blazing row between the agriculture depart ment and defense production of ficials hasn't leaked to the press. Defense officials are whittling down USDA's estimates of farm requirements for machinery and other production supplies. hill forced defense production au thority officials to shelve, for the time being, an order cutting steel for farm machinery by 30 percent. Cuts also are planned for agricul tural chemicals going into fertilizer and insecticides. The state depart ment, against USDA protests, has al located 880,000 tons of scarce sul phur for export this year. The re sult, say USDA officials, will be a reduced supply of fertilizer and shortage of some insecticides next year. ■ HIGHER GOALS IN '52 The big reason why USDA fears a cut in farm production supplies is that such a cut would seriously upset their plans to ask for another year of record food production in 1952. Farm ers can't meet high production goals if ' they are short of ma chinery. labor and fertilizer. Department planners are working on 1952 production goals earlier than usual. They want 1952 wheat acre age of approximately 80,000,000 acres and they want more corn and other feed grains. They will ask livestock producers to keep their 1952 sched ules at least as high as this year. Some officials, however, are not optimistic that big goals can be reached if OPS continues to squeeze farmers on prices and defense of ficials take away a sizeable portion of their production supplies. Some of them are becoming pretty dis couraged. LABOR SHORTAGE LOOMS The shortage of farm labor for the fall harvest may be more severe than had been expected. Congress still is arguing over passage of a bill which would open the way for importation of 100,000 or more Mexican work ers. At the same time farmers will need help most, plants with defense con tracts will be making a drive for additional employes. They will offer workers higher wages and undoubt edly many will go to cities. Some estimates place the number as high as 250,000. Agriculture department officials estimate that there will be some 300,000 to 400,000 fewer workers available for work on farms this fall than last. EXPORTS TRIM RESERVES The agriculture department, bowing to pressure from the stale department and EGA. has consented to schedule grain ex ports at 40,000.000 bushels a month for the fiscal year starting July 1. They are. however, un easy about committing that much grain for sale or as gifts abroad. Grain officials point out that ex ports of that size will whittle U. S, reserves of wheat to under 300,000, 000 bushels before the 1952 crop is harvested. In the past they have in sisted that reductions below 450,000, 000 bushels would leave this coüntry in danger of a shortage should we have only one bad crop year. An equally serious threat is pre sented by feed grains. Consumption of feed grains this year will exceed 1950 production by from 100,000,000 to 200,000,000 bushels. Unless .this year's corn and other feed grain pro duction is exceptionally large, feed reserves next spring will be the low est in many years.