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chursday, September 21, 1978
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Democrats, 3A-UPC Foreign
By Jeff Unger
Stan DeBoer, the American agriculture movement
leader from Bertrand, is smiling this year but said other
farmers are not so lucky.
DeBoer said despite the fact Nebraska farmers face the
prospect of a record crop yield, he admits that "$ 1 .50 corn
is very realistic."
DeBoer, however will make more than that. He said
that this year he is in nearly total compliance with the
1978 farm program.
DeBoer realizes that not all farmers participated in the
program and that many will be forced to sell grain at the
"Some farmers can't afford to store their grain until
the price ' rises, and they can't get government loans
because they didn't comply," he said. "Storing grain is
expensive. Some elevators charge fifteen, twenty to
twenty-five cents per bushel for advanced storage, but I
can't blame them, they have to make money too."
He said those farmers who did not comply with the
farm program must depend on their own financial
resources and if they cannot afford to hold their grain
they will have to sell.
DeBoer said by complying he will receive nearly $2
bushel for his corn, and that this may be hard to take for
those who chose not to participate.
'There was good compliance in Nebraska this year, but
we may hear some crying from non-compliance people,"
he said. "On my last trip to Washington, Secretary
Bergland (Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland) told me 'I
can't bail these people (non-compliance) out.' He said he
can't say one thing then turn around and do another,"
DeBoer said that farmers from states where few
complied with the farm program may "put pressure on
the HU1" (meaning Congress) since this is an election year.
If there is pressure, DeBoer said he doesn't want to see
"Bergland knows the problems. He's been in agricul
ture and doesn't need to be replaced," DeBoer said. "It
would serve no purpose."
He did admit, however, that Bergland is expendable,
but that it would be a "big mistake" on the part of the
DeBoer said that he expects more farmers to comply
with the government program next year. He also said that
when he was in Washington about two weeks ago he was
told that next year's farm program will be announced in
"I doubt it will come out that soon," he said. "We
probably won't see it until after the harvest. One thing the
government has to realize is that we can't plant everything
fence row to fence row to bring in maximum price. It's
impossible to predict the yield."
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