Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 06, 1971, Image 1

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    VOL. 16 NO 11
Good Quality.. Low Yields, Reduced Acreage. Steady to Lower Prices Cited
County Tobacco Growers Sell ’7O Crop
Lancaster County fanners had
sold almost all their 1970 tobac
co crop by late this week.
Buying started slowly on Jan
uary 21 and remained slow for
the first-several days
But . farmers began selling
heavily during the last week of
January beginning with sorted
Selling then broke, loose on
the straight stripped tobacco
late last week and early this
week. By early Tuesday most.
sources indicated that about 90
per cent' of the sorted tobacco
County FFA Project Book A wards Given
'Ab®rit. 30. awards were given
in 16 classes of com
pef46oSt'in r the annual'project
evaluation, contest
~ ->G«i^{andxSilver.--wmners jin
• mfext- weelcat;
' 'l^js^{;?,Giv3.ey, / area FE’A
'said-the contest -win-
judged- on the basis of
the efficiency and accuracy of
the'records kept in connection
with, their individual livestock
arid "-crop -enterprises under
taken as part of their FFA pro
The judging was done on the
Danish - system with prizes of
gold, silver, bronze and honor
able mention. None or more
than one of each of these
awards could be made in each
Red Rose 4-H Beef and Lamb Club Holds Annual Banquet
Receiving 4-H lamb awards at the
banquet this week were; left to right, Tim
Bushong. for champion lamb fitter; Linda
Ober, champion lamb showman and high
, and about two-thuds of the
straight stripped tobacco had al
ready been sold
Selling continued brisk on the
remainder of the crop through
the rest of this week and by
early Fnday it was reported that
very little of the crop, piobably
less than one per cent, lemain
ed unsold.
Buyers and Prices
Prices paid by the buyers
were relatively close to the
-prices' paid last year, but slightly
lower this year. The sorted
price was about the same with
class, depending on the evalua
tion-of the merit of the entries
by the judges; ...• ■
The awards for single project
- .
iS'eef jßreeding “ Steve Her-,
=shey;>" P^^a^yaMy^Jligh'.
w , .’- —' Russel
: Kline, iTpbrata.lEiii School/ sil
ver;’, ijdarlin Smoker, ;Ephrata,
bronze;-Richard-Bollinger, Eph-.
rata, ‘bronze; William Krantz,-
Solanco High - School," bronze;
Waype Kreider, Solanco,
Swine Breeding Roger
Leaman, Pequea, gold; Allen
McCauley, Solanco, bronze, Rob
in Musser, Ephrata, honorable
Swine Fattening James
Weaver, Ephrata, gold; Eric
Copenhaver, Ephrata, silver,
Richard Bollinger, Ephrata, sil
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 6,1971
most straight stripped crops
selling for less than the 30
cent market of a year ago
' The price for straight stripped
tobacco staited at 28 cents a
pound but moved up to 29 on
Monday of this week then to 30
cents about Tuesday This
varied somewhat, however, de
pending on the quality of the
crop and the company buy-ing it
According to one source, the
leading buyer of straight strip
ped tobacco was Lancaster Leaf
Tobacco Co. followed by A K
ver; Russel Kline, Ephrata,
bronze; Daniel Harting, Eph
rata, bronze; Gerald Musser,
-Ephrata, honorable mention.
Poultry- Samuel 5 .Trupe,-
/year Calves -Bol
linger,' Ephrata, silver; Marlin
Smoker, Ephrata, silver; Mich
ael Bollinger, Ephrata, silver;
Donald Weaver, Garden Spot,
honorable mention; Nevin Zim
merman, Garden Spot, honor
able mention
Garden and Truck Clyde
Dearolf, Solanco, gold; Gerald
Musser, Ephrata, silver.
Multiple enterprise record
books involving two or more
Two Enterprises Dale Mar
tin, Ephrata, gold; Paul New
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est project score, and Kenneth Brubaker,
county champion pen and reserye grand
champion pen at Ihe Farm Show, as well
as reserve champion single lamb.
Mann Jr, Yohe Leaf Tobacco
and Block Bios
Leading buyers of soiled
tobacco weie American and
Lonllard. followed by A K
Other buyers included Agway.
National Tobacco, Penn Leaf
Tobacco, Domestic Tobacco, R
D. Owens, and Bayuk Cigar
Lonllard, which reportedly
doubled local tobacco purchases
this year as compaied to a year
ago, quoted a price of 34 and 20
for sorted tobacco; American
Tobacco Co reported a price of
31-33 and 18-20, mostly 33 and
20; A K Mann Jr quoted a
price of 32 and 20 for sorted,
with some 33 and 20 purchases
reported late this week
Although some of the leading
' -A-referendum, on cigar-liller type 41 tobacco wilbbe,
.held by mail balloV period 22
. '•througliJ'ebruary J 26' ; - ,
there’will be marketing quotas or maximum acreagerestric
tions on production for the next three years.-In past,refet>
endiims, local farmers have rejected quotas.
The 1971 preliminary allotment for Lancaster County
is 22,662 acres. This is considerably higher than the esti*
mated 18,000 acres grown in the county in 1970.
Individual producers also would have a quota or acre
age limit if the referendum is approved, according to Miss
Dorothy Neel, Lancaster County ASC executive director.
Further information will be available later, Miss Neel said.
Preliminary allotment totals for other counties in
clude - Lebanon County, 719 acres, Berks, 379 acres; York,
344 acres, and Chester, 310 acres Most type 41 tobacco is
grown in Lancaster County
Many awaids and presentations
were made at the annual Red
Rose 4-H Baby Beef and Lamb
Club Banquet at the Faim and
Home Center Thursday night
Trophies were awarded foi top
lamb and beef animals shown in
local and state 4-H competition
and for showmanship, as well as
for top protect scores m re
lated 4-H work
Taking the top beef honors
for project score was Ray Bru
baker, son of Mr and Mrs Ray
mond Brubaker, 206 Rohreis
town Road, Lancaster, who had
a scoi e of 99 3 points out of 100
Second in the beef pioject
scoie was Karen High, daugh
tei of Mr and Mrs Haivey
High, Leola, who scoied 99
In lamb project record keep
ing, Linda Obei, daughtei ot
Mr and Mis L Ray Ober, 532
Petersbuig Road Lancaster,
w as first with 96 8 points It
was the thud straight vear she
won the award She also re
ceived a silver bowl as the coun
ty champion lamb show man
Othei 4-H'eis leceiving awaids
were Susan Herr. 840 Penn
Grant Road, Lancastei, who had
52 00 Per Year
fnms bought a substantial por
tion of the crop, one source in
dicated that no one firm got
more than 25 per cent of the
Lancaster Leaf Starts
Lancaster Leaf started the buy
ing with a quote of 28 cents for
straight stripped on January 21;
American and Lorillard entered
the field on January 25 and sev
eral other firms seen followed.
One spokesman listed Ameri
can and Lorillard as among the
biggest buyers, particularly in
early buying But both firms
stuck exclusively to sorted
tobacco and most of that had
been bought by late last week.
A spokesman for Lorillard ex
plained that his firm, which.
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the county champion steer, «
Charolais-Angus cross, which
was the state champion Charo
bus. Marlin Bollinger, Denver
RD2, the county reserve cham
pion, Nancy Herr, 840 Penn
(Continued on Page 8)
Farm Calendar
Saturday, February 6
State Giange Regional Institute.
Hepbuinville, Lycoming
Monday, February 8
Bpm —Soil and Water Conser
vation Club meeting, home
of Vincent Hoover, New
Annual Vegetable Conference,
Assembly Room, Nittany
Lion Inn, Penn State Uni
versity. Febiuary 8-10
Fulton Giange 66, Oakryn.
Tuesday, February 9
9 30 a m —6th Annual Red Rose
Southeastei n Pennsylvania
Dairy Confeience, Guernsey
Pavilion, Lancaster.
6 45 pm —Annual Dinner Meet
ing, County Extension Asso
(Continued m Page 5)