Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 05, 1975, Image 20

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    —Uncarttr Farming. Saturday, April 5,1975
Cong. Ed Eshleman Tours Area Farms
Congressman Edwin D.
Gahlcman toured I caster
County farms on Monday of
this week to talk to area
farmers. He discussed
national farm and economic
policy, and listened to the
suggestions and views of the
farmers. This reporter
Joined the party in the
livingroom of the Noah
Wenger farmhouse at
Stevens Rl.
The Congressman first
addressed himself to the
emergency farm bill passed
recently by both the House
and the Senate. The two
bodies passed differing
versions of the bill which is
now in a joint conference
committee and due to be
reconsidered in the next few
One of the bill’s key
features approved by both
houses is for target prices for
major farm commodities.
The target price for wheat, if
the bill is enacted into law,
will be 13.25 per bushel. The
corn target price would be
12.25 per bushel, and for
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2 W. State St. Phone 717-62M198
Quarryville, Pa.
Phone: 717-786-7225 BRANDT'S FARM
RD2, East Earl, Pa. Elizabethtown, Pa.
Phone 215-4454865 Phone:7l7-367-1221
cotton 48 cents per pound.
"The target prices for com
and wheat don’t bother me
that much," Eshleman said,
"but the cotton price is way
too high. At 48 cents a pound,
cotton growers will be en
couraged to grow for the
government instead of the
market, and some estimates
say that the cotton subsidy
alone will dost half a billion
Eshleman pointed out that
he voted against the farm
bill because it involves new
spending. "On any bill, my
first question is whether or
not we can afford it, and if
we can't, then I'll
automatically vote no. I
don’t think we can afford this
farm bill. If we pass it, I’ve
heard that it will be costing
the U.S. government $5
billion in payments, storage
and administration by 1977.”
Speaking on the general
economy, Eshleman said he
feels the nation will get a
three to six-month shot in the
arm from tax cuts and
rebates, but he’s worried
about the $75 billion deficit
projected for the fiscal year
ending in July, and the |lOO
billion deficit expected by
the end of next year. "When I
started in the Congress eight
years ago, the whole federal
budget was less than 1100
billion,’’ he pointed out.
Noah Wenger, the host,
told the Congressman’s
party that he feels farmers
have made a tremendous
contribution to the economy,
a fact borne out by the vastly
increased exports of the past
few years. “If industry could
have matched the production
increases that fanners have
experienced, maybe we
wouldn't be in so much
trouble now," Wenger said.
Wenger also pointed out
that the cost of growing food
keeps going up, and one of
the biggest factors in years
James Charles, 796 Stoney
Battery Rd., Landisville,
who is Genetic Technician
employed by American
Breeders Service was
recently selected as the
winner in the Performance
Program for Region 4.
Charles, who won in the
two-year and under win
ployment category, was
selected for his outstanding
The Conestoga Crusadors
Horse and Pony Club
recently had a business
meeting at Mrs. Jodi
Alexander’s bam at 7:30
The secretary read the
minutes. Members discussed
unfinished business and
planned future activities.
Margy Alexander did a
demonstration on properly
grooming a horse.
The Conestoga Crusadors
next meeting will be
mounted at Mrs. Jodi
Alexanders on April 5, rain
date April 12, 1975.
Apply your herbicide at the ideal *inw»
in com:
to come will be the farmer’s
expense in keeping the en
vironment clean. “There’s
only one way farmers can
get back the money they
spend on environmental
measures, and that’s to get
more for the food they
grow," he said.
Eshleman noted that this
was a valid point, but said
that farm groups should
spend more time telling their
story to urban legislators.
“No legislator is an expert in
everything, and I think if
you’d educate some of our
city lawmakers they might
understand farm problems
better and be a little more
One legislative area
Eshleman feels the Congress
may move on soon is the
Capper-Volstead act which
James Charles, Stoney
Battery Rd., 'Landisville,
was recently named top
award winner in the
Region 4 ABS Genetics
Technician competition.
work in sales, promotion and
company service.
For receiving first place
honors in his category,
Charles has been awarded a
three day trip to the
American Breeder’s Service
Headquarters m DeForest,
Charles’ primary working
area has been the Western
section of Lancaster County.
exempts farm cooperatives
from anti-trust legislation.
"There could be some action
against cooperatives this
year," he said. “I’m sure
they wouldn’t be made
illegal, but I do think we
might see some changes.
The consensus of opinion
seems to be that it’s okay for
co-ops to help farmers get
supplies or to help them
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Either wayjyou can plant as soon as your seedbed’s ready- and still
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What’s more, your herbicidegoes on when the seedbed’s in ideal
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Always read and follow the Lasso label
For Green Chop or
Cover Crop.
market their products. But
when a co-op is involved in
both ends, then you run the
risk of price fixing and other
Other farms visited on the
tour were: James Hess,
Quarryvillc R 2; Jacob Groff,
Holtwood Rl; Arthur
Rohrer, Paradise Rl;
Robert Book, and
Noah Wenger, Stevens Rl