Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 30, 1970, Image 1

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    VOL. 15 NO. 27
Local Leaders Review Agricultural Conservation Program
About a dozen local agricul
tural leaders this week review
ed the 1971 Agricultural Con
servation Program (ACP) at
the Farm and Home Center.
The discussion was led by
Richard A. Pennay, ASCS dis
trict director. Pennay said a
similar review of the ACP pro
gram is underway in every
county in the country. The final
county report will be sent to
the U.S. Secretary of Agricul
It was noted there was no
money this year for the ACP
program, although it probably
Vnll be funded again in 1971.
Using a list of questions as a
guideline, the group reviewed
and evaluated the ACP pro
grams “practice by practice to
determine which should get em
phasis.” and also “to determine
the effectiveness of what we
have and how to improve it.”
Pennay emphasized the type
of programs a particular area
needs vary widely from area
to area, depending on the type
' The 'Lancaster County DHIA
board Monday night approved
increased fees for 15 testers op-
crating in the county.
The increase was $2 per month
per herd for twice a day tests
and $1 for DHIA once a day and
Berks, Cumberland Wool
Peek Scheduled in June
The 1970 Berks County and
Cumberland County Wool pools
have been set in June.
The pools, open to county
sheep producers, involve grading
of the wool by qualified Penn
State University personnel and
sale by weight at a specified price
according to grade. The price
was set by competitive bid.
The Berks pool will be at the
Reading Fair grounds from 7
am. to 3 p.m. June 4 and the
Cumberland pool at the Carlisle
JTair grounds from 7 a in. to 3
p.m. June 18.
Max Smith, Lancaster County
agricultural agent, said, “Local
wool producers aie uiged to use
this type ol marketing piovidmg
they have a quality product
“Fleeces should be clean, dry
and rolled with the flesh bide
out, and tied with the paper
The sales are primarily of in
terest to the larger sheep pro
ducers, since the smaller grow-
ers likely won’t have enough
volume of wool to make the
trip worthwhile, although sever-
Shown discussing county agricultural conservation
needs in 1971 are, left to right: Richard A. Penna' - .
ASCS district director and discussion leader; Aaron
Stauffer, Soil Conservation District chairman; Robert
K. Movvrer, district director, Soil Conservation District:
of land and farm crops involv
ed. For instance, practices and
needs of some areas in the
western part of the state which
are mainly grazing land will
vary widely from a cropland
Board Approves
Rate Increase
For the average county farmer
with a 40-cow herd, the DHIA
twice a day test rate went from
$23 to $25 per month; DHIA
single test went from S2l to $22
per month; owner-sampler in
creased from $13.50-$14.50 per
al smaller operators could com
bine their wool for the sales,
Smith said.
There will be a sheep sale at
Carlisle in conjunction with the
wool pool.
Buyer at the Berks County
sale will be Wellman, Inc , Bos
ton, Mas». at the following pric
es by grade. : > 8 and J/ 4 staple,
46 91 cents a pound; ■"« and 1 1
clothing, 42 91, medium rejects,
39 91, and low hi 43 91
Buyer at Cumbeiland County
will be Marnnor & Co . Lawren
ce, Mass., as follows and L
combing, 48 cents, and L
clothing, 45 cents, medium it
jeets 44 cents; low U . -17 cents
Several lower grades have low
er returns.
The Cumberland County pool
notes that about four cents a
pound will be deducted from
each poolers total pounds of
wool for expenses of pool opei a
Smith said producers normally
get about six pounds of wool per
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 30,1970
area such as Lancaster County,
he said.
The discussion was held in
the context of the “new em
phasis on environment, particu
larly pollution.”
The minimum rate for 10 cows
or less was increased from 512.50
to $14.50 for twice a day tests:
the single test minimum went
from $l2 to $l3, and the owner
sampler went from $6 to $7.
Donald Eby, Gordonville RDI.
DHIA board chairman, said that
ol the 700 dairymen having tests
made, about 425 are under DHIA
and the rest are owner sampler.
Ten of the 15 testers handle
less than 50 herds, while one
handles 120 herds.
The testers had asked for an
across-the-board five cents a cow
In discussing the increase, the
dairymen debated an increase
per cow versus an across-the
board increase and finally decid
ed on the latter.
The DIIIA donated $25 to the
Dairy Piincess contest
Farm Calendar
Monday, June 1
7:30 pm. Elm-Pcnryn 4-H
Club, Pcnryn Fue Hall.
8 00 p m. Lancaster County
Dairy Princess Committee,
Faim and Home Center.
Tuesday, June 3
8:00 p.m, IFYE Committee.
Farm and Home Center
Wednesday, June 3
1-30 p.m.—Society of Fat m Wo
men of Lancaster County
Executive Boaid, Rhoads
Spanish Tavern, Quai ry
8:00 p.m.—Red Rose 4-H Baby
(Continued on Page 13)
Orval Bass, district conservationist, Soil Conservation
Service; Clifford Holloway, Pomona Grange, and Roy
Giesmann, county supervisor, Farmers Home Admin
Comments ot the group in
—Sedimentation is still the
number one conservation prob
lem in the county. “That’s vers
true. That’s why our streams
Local Oats Price
Index Up This Week
Lancaster Farming this week
continues in graph loan the
grain prices we began in Janu
ary. This week we gi\e the oats
prices. We started last week with
The bid price or price paid by
the mill to the farmer closed
Thursday at 76 cents a bushel,
while the offeicd price or price
which the mill will sell to th 1
fanner closed at 86 cents. Com
pared to a week ago, bid price
was up two cents and ollc'ccl
price was up four cents.
These are average figures from
the six mills which supply data
to us.
Since we began the data, the
bid price has fluctuated between
$2.00 Per Yem
are so chocolate,” Orval Base,
district conservationist, Soil
Conservation Service, stated.
Bass also said he thinks the
problem can be solved in L*o
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a low of 70 cents on April 30 to
a high ot 78 cents on May 14. The
oileietl price or cost lo farmers
hii a high of 87 cents on two
elates, Apiil 9 and May 14 Offer
ed price generally has had a
llooi of 83 cents, but chopped to
82 cents last week and our
figuics show the offered price
dropped into the 70’s one week
in eai U- March.
The aveiage local grain prices
quoted Thursday, May 28, 1970,
are as lollows.
nil Offered
Ear Corn $37.00 $42.33
Shelled Cora 1.46 1.63
Oats .76 .80
Barley .96 1.13
Wheat 1.39 1.55