Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 20, 1975, Image 1

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■ales up for
■Christmas '
■{FORD Prices of \
■brooms have been
■ptratively poor for the j
Hm years, but they’re
■going to pick up again 1
■ according to Ralph
K, a Chester County j
■rtr who has been in the ,
■mss for 14 years. <
Hristmas is one of the
Bjti — l times of year i
Um sales of mushrooms j
Mr like mushrooms, (hi ’
Bod thought, that is not .
Brely true - because ‘
■rooms don’t grow like |
B used to. Sales and
Bes are op alright, but it’s i
■just due to the holidays,
B Kirk. The edible fungi j
B more susceptible to
Base than they were-in j
Brs gone by and ,
shroom farming has t
ref ore become more
soaraging than it used, to j
Most growers have come ,
nth smadlercropisraad a-4
rt supply generally .
ins higher prices if t
und stays steady or i
eases. Prices are "a *
J bit higher, compared to i
year,” Kirk affirmed. •
be higher prices are only i
iporary. Once the *
idays are over, j
shroom sales drop, and *
ig with it the prices. “I’d |
er see good sales all
mgh the year,” Kirk said, j
od sales on just a few .
s during the year don’t j
in much.” If past trends
any indication of what i
I happen this year, j
shroom sales will be at V
r peak between now and .
iday. I
he increased activity at j
markets is reflected in V
only higher prices, but »
i more work. Kirk has >
n working with, .his i
shrooms for more than 12 9
rs per day - beginning at I
m. and continuing until .
Ding. “This time of year fj
te is no such thing as
ce time,” he quipped. £
former construction j
ter. Kick went into the |
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n this issue
rkets 2-6
ie Register 62
nn Almanac 8
ssifiedAds 25
Bestead Notes ' 38
ne on the Range 49
Cooking Edition 50
ai try Corner 38
sterDHIA 48
ioatbeFarm 10
Islanding Farmer 16
s Notebook - 40
t Markets 56
•bHolateins 15
And the Word came and
dwelled among us full
of Grace and Truth.
Egg ads lose first battle
decision made public late
last week; the Federal Trade
Commission’s ad
ministrative law judge ruled
against the National Com
mission ooEgg Nutrition {tor
its advertisements con
cerning eggs and their
relation to heart disease.
Serving The Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania Areas
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Dec. 20,1975
Coleman Memorial Chapel, north of Brickerville.
Judge Ernest 6. Barnes,
tbe FTC’s* judge, stated In a
101-page document that
NCEN’s advertisements
were false, misleading and.
deceptive and that the ads
were not prelected by the
first amendment
In a final decision, Barnes
issued an order which
severely restricted NCEN
John 1:14
NCEN ‘fries’...
and its dissemination of
information about eggs.
The controversy leading to
the FTC’s ruling began when
the American Heart
Association and several
consumer groups took of
fense to “public service,
announcements’’ prepared
by the NCEN which ap
peared in the New York
Times and the Wall Street
Journal in December of 1973.
The ads stated that “there
is absolutely no proof that
eating eggs, in airy way
increases the risk of heart
This key sentence
prompted the American
ICoafinuad on hue 13)
$3.00 Per Year
F & H Center
thanks its
many donors
Foresight, a strong com
munity spirit, and generosity
built Lancaster County’s
Farm and Home Cento*,
which was dedicated for use
seven and a half years ago
and since that time has been
host to no less than 6,800
meetings with a total at
tendance of approximately
440,000 people.
Lancaster County’s
Agricultural Extension
Director, Max Smith,
describes the Center as a
“living monument to the late
Messrs. Elmer L. Esbeo
shade and Lebi H. Brubaker
and Lancaster County
agriculture as a whole. It
was largely through the
generosity and dedication of
these two men that the
Center became reality.
But it doesn’t stop there.
The Farm and Home Center
quickly became, a com
munity project once tiie idea
was publicized and red tape
was cleared away. Depen
ding entirely on the com
munity for financial and
moral support, the first two
fund drives raised over
$260,000. Those involved with
the project prided them
selves on the fact that state
and federal funds were not
used to make their dream
come true.
The Farm and Home
Foundation now wants to say
“Thank You” to all those in
Lancaster Connty
agriculture and related
businesses who have con
tributed time and money for
the construction of the
Center. Furthermore, it
wants to acknowledge their
support on a large walnut
plaque which is to be per
manently installed in die
lobby. All those individuals
and businesses which have
donated at least $lOO to the
Farm and Home Foundation
in the past ten years will
have their name per
manently inscribed on the
plague. The prestigious list
will rank donors
alphabetically and ac
cording to amounts of money
“Leadership Gifts” are all
those exceeding $5,000. The
next category, “Sponsorship
Gifts,” includes all donors
who gave between $3,000 and
$4,999. “Citizenship Gifts”
are from persons or com
panies who gave $l,OOO but
less than $3,000. Anyone who
has contributed at least $5OO
(but less than $1,000) will be
in the “Key Share” group.
The “Fair Share” category
includes donors who gave
between $lOO and $499.
Directors at the Center
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