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# WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know what consumers think of a proposal to simplify grade standards for frozen green and wax beans and to revise the way their grades are determined. Comments on the proposal SOLANCO FAIR SEPT. 17-19 1. Pre-Season Deferred 2. Rebates of as much Payment Plans as $ 1500 e g, cV' OO5 ® From the Largest Thru Farm Tractor! |p | Industrial Tractors TI to the Smallest Tractor wMam- W. LAMPETER FAIR SEPT. 24-26 will be accepted until Sept. 30, 1981, according to Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Carol Tucker Foreman. The proposal would also revise the grade standard to conform with USDA’s policy of uniform grade nomen clature, Foreman said. During 3. Fall Demo Program At Your #1 Tractor Dealer Frozen bean standards change proposed Allan Says L IT LANCASTER FORD TRACTOR, INC. 1655 Rohrerstown Rd. Lancaster, Pa. 17601 Phone (717) 569-7063 Under that policy, single letter grades U.S. Grades A, B and C would replace the dual nomenclature of U.S. Grade A (U.S. Fancy), B (Extra Standard) and C (Standard). Moreover, the proposal provides that bean “character”—it’s ten derness, firmness and f Ask About See why more & more people ore becoming #1 maturity—be considered separately from other “classified defects,” or flaws such as blemishes or mechanical damage, in determining the grade of frozen green and wax beans. In addition, separate definitions for character requirements would be given wwm, ELIZABETHTOWN FIAR SEPT. 16-20 Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 13,1980—C41 for frozen wax beans and green beans. Because color is normally associated with maturity, the proposal will eliminate color as a separate quality requirement, Foreman said. However, brightness will be retained as a quality factor. The proposal would provide separate quality requirements for multi blanched and regular beans. Multi-blanched beans are pre-cooked for special packs and therefore need different quality requirements, Foreman said. “Currently graders Food dryers popular Mrs. Harvey Sauder, East Earl, scoops dried corn from large screens in the Sauders’ homemade food dryer. The Sauders use a woodburning stove surrounded with temporary concrete blocks. The food is placed on homebuilt trays. Mrs. Sauder said the dryer is working great and that the family has dried large quanities of sweet corn recently. The only problem they encountered with the innovative structure is that the heat directly above the stove scorched the corn, so they now place vegetables only on the sides of the screen. SEE YOU AT THE SOLANCO FAIR SEPTEMBER 17-19 Stop by and talk with one of our full time farm professionals and see the pictorial display of our current listings. Onluijc. EMORY D. WAGNER CO., REALTORS 215 W. Fourth Street Quarryville, Pennsylvania 17566 (717) 786-2131 examine lots after processing has been com pleted,” Foreman said. “Under the proposal, graders may examine a lot at various stages during processing to determine whether it meets a specific grade. This proposal would give them an additional separate sampling procedure to determine grade.” Comments may be sent until Sept. 30, 1981, to executive secretariat, Attn: Annie Johnson, room 3807-S, FSQS, USDA, Washington, D.C., 20250.