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on-farm milk prices Redalen to n retail milk too ther consumers are paying , much for milk, or dair t Y =aers aren't getting paid C'q," Minnesota Agriculture "mmissioner Elton Redalen id on April 11. Is lalen, made his comments l'mer:s milk prices contin- ,_plummet, and as J0r "-=,a's and the nation's ma- ! tann organizations demand- mat Congress study why o- _SOrs and retailers areWnot that low price to con- S=andoWhlesale milk prices have wn so fast and so far that ,. Smith, a farm manage- Year SPecialist at Corne!l Uversity's department of agn- ,=tural economics, told ?'Week- h " " " dqzt  . e thinks the dairy m- tb,y is facing its greatest -,t since the mid- 1980's. "r the 1  COncerned, we're seeing - OWest milk prices we've . Years, but the retail price lk has barely moved," rclrt-"d e, ting a monthly .,, lnnesota Dazry ,_ trade Law The report is beare._d by the Minnesota a,'-nent of Agriculture s A) dairy and livestock divi- 've Movedl_ nou  & car Save 20% Insurance. & Home Premium Coil today to qualify. 5/89 SERVICE The price for milk on the farm has dropped by 29 percent, but the store price for milk has only dropped 10 percent, ac- cording to the MDA report. "That's a tremendous drop, and it declined quickly--within thelast year. It leads us to be- lieve that processors are reaping huge profits and they're not passing those profits onto the consumer," Redalen said. "If and when Congress takes action, and they should, I'd like to go to Washington to plead the case for relief. We need to ad- dress the situation now, but more importantly, we need poli- cy to ensure fair and equitable prices in the dairy industry in the future," he added. Minnesota Milk Producers, the dairy department of the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, were among the farm organizations supporting a resident has questions about this issue, or others, that they call me at (612) 296-2064, or write to me at 323 State Capitol, St. Paul, MN 55155." Tree planting success Tree planting time has ar- rived in Central Minnesota. The best time to plant is early spring as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Arbor Day is April 26 and Arbor Month is the month of May--definitely planting time. If you have poor soft, re- place the filling soil with good black soil. Keep trees a distance from buildings, sidewalks and driveways. Make the hole large enough to prevent bending over of roots. A tree mulch will con- serve moisture during dry peri- ods. Additional information is available at the extension office. Congressional study of milk nc HEDLUND Senator Bertram: Residents ould qualify for property PLUMBING tax refud Plumbing " State Senator Joe Bertram, Heating Paynesville, announeed Sewer Cleaning important property tax refund information today for area Bock Hoe Digging residents. Portoble Welding 'Over the y.ears, the Minnesota Sewer Pipe Thowing gislature has attempted to relieve the burden of local Septic Tonk Pumping property taxes by funding a varietyof property tax relief 2n6.268" " programs," said Senator Bertram. "If your property Kmnston taxes increased by 1O percent or more in 1990 and the increase was over $40, you could be eligible for an additional state-paid property tax refund of up to $250.00. In addition, there are no income eligiblity guidelines for this credit and filers.should expect their refunds in the mail in October 1991. Senator Bertram said that property owners, including farmers, may pick up Minnesota Department of Revenue form MIPR at a bank, library, post office of financial institution or call the Department of Revenue at (612)a718, or call toll-free at 1- "I have always tried my hardest to hold the line on property taxes," stated Senator Bertram. "And, I hope if any I WEDDIN6 PREPARATiON5 51MPLIFIED See us for... Carlson Craft INVITATIONS ENCLOSURES NAPKINS THANK YOOS RECEPTION ITEhtS ATTENDANTS GIFTS Tri-Cemty News Kimball. J)8-SO00 Kimball Tri-County News-Thursday, April 25, 1991 9- When soup or stock recipes call for a bouquet gami, save time and trouble by putting the spices in a tea ball instead of making a cheesecloth bag. Live Music Friday, April 26 Haram Scaram 9-1 REST-A.WHILE RESORT Pizza 2/sSOO iii DAD'S Root Beer, R.C., Sunkist HOME SMOKED Pork Shoulders HONE MADE Liver Sausage STORE HOURS: Mon.-Tkurs. 8:00-5:30 Fri. 8:00-7:00 Sat. 8:00-5:30 Sun. 11:30-12:00 FRITO-LAY Chips SIS9 Colby Cheese o,. n 29 Back Ribs .,.,." J Large, Sologna I SmokedTullabies ,,. $$299999 ? 139 I Pickled Herring ,-- Pohsh Sausage ,, . Hash Brown Patties  7 9 Bacon Ends 89