Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 22, 1972, Image 1

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    Vol. 17 No. 35
Ken Rutt, Quarryville, looks over a field of soybeans on
Edgefield Farm. He and his father, Amos, operate the farm,
and this year they've planted 75 acres to soybeans.
County Soybean
Acreage Rising
Soybeans are on the rise in
Lancaster County. No one at this
moment is exactly sure how
many acres have been planted
for ‘72, but acreage is definitely
Arnold Lueck, extension crops
specialist, says there are several
reasons for the increase. “Blight
problems with corn the past few
years have discouraged a lot of
farmers, although this year
blight isn’t hurting us. I have
seen a lot of beans this year, and
most of the fields are looking
pretty good.
“Right now, disease isn’t much
Inner City Children Growing Vegetables
Volunteer leaders for the Good Use 4-H
nutrition project were at the Lloyd Weaver
farm, Strasburg, Tuesday night for an
evening of hot dogs, watermelon and
fellowship. All the volunteers live in
of a problem with soybeans,
because the crop isn’t grown very
intensively around here. I’m sure
if we had as many acres in beans
as we do in corn, we’d have
disease problems with beans,
too ”
Lueck also cited the strong
demand for soybeans, both on the
domestic and. foreign markets,
and the good price.
Ken and Amos Rutt, a father
son partnership, operate
Edgefield Farms m Quarryville.
Last year they experimented
with a few acres, and this year
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 22,1972
First Week Goes Smoothly
Federal Meat Men
Move into County
The transition from state to
federal meat inspection went
fairly smoothly this week,
although there were several
rough spots. And, in the opinion of
several smaller operators here,
one major sore point.
As Lancaster Farming went to
Field Day at
Thome Farms, Inc.
Elizabethtown R 3, will host this
year’s annual conservation field
day and plowing contest.
The contest is sponsored jointly
by the Lancaster County Con
servation District and the
Agricultural Extension Service.
It will be held July 25, with a rain
date of July 27.
A plowing contest at 10:00 a.m.
will begin the day’s activities. A
land judging contest will com
mence at 10:30 a.m., and a 4-H
tractor driving contest will begin
at 100 p.m.
■ The following event of the day,
following the presentation of door
prizes, will be a greased pig
To reach the Thome farm from
Lancaster, drive west on Route
283 bypass and get off at the
Rheems and MO ton Grove exit.
There will be signs from there
leading to the farm.
Lancaster and they are, from left to right;
Mervin Lantz, Sharon Gibson, Leanne
(Mrs. Mervin) Lantz, Kathy Hartman,
David Weaver, Tillie Gibson, Dawn (Mrs.
David) Weaver and Mary Jane Srubaker.
press this week, a court battle
was being waged in Harrisburg
between the USDA and the
Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture. USDA took over
meat inspection on Monday, and
the state is trying to get it back.
There was no way of telling who
would win the case, but USDA is
formulating plans for a long
range inspection program.
winners of the John W. Eshelman and Sons judging
trophies during Holstein Field Day this week were Carl
Martin, Jewel Hess and Betty Kreider. Holding the trophies
above are (left to right): Wilmer and Nevin Martin. who
/accepted for their father, James Hess, standing in for his
neice, Betty Kreider, and Henry Keener, representing John
W. Eshelman & Sons.
210 Turn Out For
Holstein Field Day
In spite of the fact that it was a
good day for making hay, some
“Arme Lueck came to me one
day and sketched a garden on a
piece of paper, We turned that
sketch into a project that’s gotten
26 inner city kids out on a farm,
growing vegetables. A lot of
people wouldn’t have believed it
was possible ” Speaking was
Mrs Tillie Gibson, Lancaster
County’s nutrition aide super
visor, and guiding light for the
area’s Extension Nutrition
Education Program (ENEP)
ENEP is a 4-H program funded
with the same federal, state and
county monies that pay for other
agricultural extension services.
It is designed mainly to reach
children from lower income
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In This Issue
Classified Ads 30,31
Editorial Page 10
4-H News 13
Market Section 2,3,4
Recipe Exchange 20
Sale Register 28
Women’s News 22,23,24
$2.00 Per Year
Charges and counter-charges
on the subject of meat inspection
have been ringing and echoing
back and forth between
Harrisburg and Washington since
last December. Fanned by the
noisy winds of political rhetoric,
clouded by empty phrases, the
fine points of the issue have
become more and more obscure
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210 people turned up on Don
Hershey’s farm, Manheim, this
past Thursday for the annual
Holstein Field Days The Lan
caster County Holstein Club
sponsors the event every year for
members and their families
Speeches, food and dairy
judging contest were the main
items on the agenda As in other
years, the judging contest was
divided into three classes
men’s, ladies’ and youth’s
This year, the highest score
was obtained by a member of the
young people’s group. Jewel Hess
a girl' had 283 8 points out of
a possible 300 Jewel’s dad is a
dairy farmer from Strasburg
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Farm Calendar
Monday, July 24
Fulton Grange annual picnic
Tuesday, July 25
Lancaster County Field Day and
All Plowing Contest, Thome
farm, Elizabethtown RD3.
National Farm Safety Week, July
Wednesday, July 26
American Dairy Science
Association National meeting,
Virginia Tech Institute,
Blacksburg, Va., July 26-29.
Thursday, July 27
9 am. Pennsylvania Livestock
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