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With midsummer begins one of
the most important functions of
each local and state affliate of the
Farm Bureau Association, that of
The beginnings of this process
in Lancaster County were
reported at the last board
meeting by William Guhl,
chairman of the local policy
Guhl, who attended a two-day
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state policy development con
ference in Carlisle the last week
in June, reported that eight local
policy meetings will be scheduled
throughout the county the third
week of August. Details of times
and locations will be disclosed
later. All members are urged to
keep these dates in mind and to
plan to attend the meeting in
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chemicals, welfare, marketing
and bargaining, farm labor, milk
marketing, meat inspection are
some of the issues each farmer
Should be concerned with at this
time and will receive priority this
year. However Guhl expressed
disappointment that no real
issues with a Lancaster County
origin have appeared yet.
At the state meeting a number
of viewpoints were discussed on
numerous issues. Leland Bull,
Penn State, expressed fears that
federal takeover of meat in
spection will eliminate small
processors and endanger the
competitive buying that now
George Wolf, Penna. Motor
Truck Assn., urged the group to
make efforts to assure that
monies from increased fuel taxes
and truck registrations should go
to solving some of the tran
sportation problems of rural
A number of speakers ad
dressed themselves to the milk
marketing board controversy.
Representatives of the Shapp
administration were in at
Earl Newcomer reported on
the several county Safemark
meetings. He reported that
Pennsylvania ranks second of the
39 states in use of the supply
program. He reported that
Lancaster County had a per
member use of $57 in 1971, and
that that figure has been nearly
equaled during the first half of
Extensive flood damage to the
Safemark Middletown warehouse
was reported during the recent
flood but supplies should soon
return to normal. Any member
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 15,1972—15
not familiar with the service is
invited to investigate its features.
Insurance service is now
available around the clock, with
the opening of a temporary office
for Farm Family Life Ins. Co. at
52 East Main Street, Mount Joy.
The Phone is 653-2523. This office
serves the * two service
representatives announced last
month and affiliated with a home
office at Box 656, Albany, New
A new agent, Harry Badorf has
also been added to the insurance
service in Lancaster County.
Reservations for the annual
picnic are due to Mrs. Vivian
Stauffer by July 24. The picnic is
scheduled for Lampeter Fair
Grounds, July 29 with serving
beginning at 7 pm. Cost for the
pork chop is one dollar. Games,
fellowship and door prizes are
planned for all ages.
July 19 will be the regional
ladies day out in Reading. Ladies
from Lancaster County will be
chartering a bus. For details
contact Mrs. Jesse Wood or Mrs.
Nominations for elections to be
held at the October annual
meeting are now being sought.
Members of the nomination
committee are Claire Hershey,
John Garber and John Harnish.
Guhl also reported that the
county association books will be
audited by the Farm Business
Three men were appointed to
fill vacencies created by the
recent death of James Martin.
Jim Shertzer will complete
Martin’s term on the board.
Nathan Stoltzfus will assume
duties as treasurer and Carlton
Groff will act as secretary.
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The Pennsylvania Crop
Reporting Service has issued its
first comprehensive survey of
damage in the wake of tropical
storm Agnes and the season-long
bad news worsened to total losses
for many of the crops.
Pennsylvania’s fruit crop has
been in trouble since a killing
freeze in mid-January. The floods
and torrential rains were the
final blow. Late strawberries
were spoiled; grape pollinating is
slow; scab is reported on apples;
most of the sweet cherry crop is
lost and the tart cherry harvest is
just beginning but the excess
moisture has precipitated
cracking and rot.
The first cutting of alfalfa was
only half completed before the
rains came while the second
cutting will be affected by the
alfalfa weevil. Clover and
timothy were only one-fourth cut
with the uncut stands over
matured. The crop is poor quality
with much of it destined only for
Except for acreage in low lying
flood plains, potatoes will be no
worse off than what the cool, wet
spring has already detracted.
Tobacco transplanting is con
tinuing although a bit behind the
Of the 19 weather stations
reporting, only Pittsburgh still
shows a deficiency in rainfall
since April 1, a scant 13 inches
UP TO 18 INCHES