Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 07, 1981, Image 130

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    C42—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 7,1981
DENVER, Colo - Penn
sylvania’s Logan Dickerson, of
Royal Charolais Company,
Youngwood, stepped down from
the president’s position with the
American-International Charolais
Association recently His one-year
term came to an end at the
organization’s 24th Annual
Membership Meeting held here
January 22-23 Elected to
represent the organization of the
big, white beef breed as president
who have been denied assistance
by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s Farmers Home
Administration now will fmd it
easier to appeal the decision than
in the past, a USDA official said
“A new procedure now being
followed requires an informal
discussion between the applicant
and the person in our agency
responsible for the decision,”
Kenneth Latcholia, acting ad
ministrator of the agency, said
‘We often clear up misun
derstandings informally, saving
time and trouble for all.
“However, if an applicant
wishes to formally appeal a
decision, the new procedure
clearly spells out how to do it and
establishes definite time limits
within which the agency must
respond,” he said
“We also are settmg up a
Maryland to study
rabbit production
agricultural industry is
multiplying in Maryland and
surrounding states but the problem
is that no one has any accurate
information on just him big it is at
present and that is something the
Maryland Department of
Agriculture wants to do something
That industry is the production
of rabbits for meat In possibly
hundreds of backyards, in old
chicken houses, garages, barns
and other outbuildings, people are
raising rabbits.
Therefore, the Division of
Marketing, MDA, is asking rabbit
gi owers to come forward so that a
questionnaire can be developed to
census their industry
The icason at hand is the fact
that MDA has been approached by
a businessman who says he wants
From 3Ton to 125 Ton Capacity
• Factory Built
• Factory Delivered
• Factory Erected
• High Pitch Top
• 60* Center Draw
7 KEENER ROAD. LITITZ, PA 17543 717 626 5204
As American-International Charolais Assoc, president
was 4rnH r>f Wienk
Charolais, Lake Preston, South
Wienk Charolais is a family run
operation, Wienk and wife, Carol,
have five daughters and two son
in-laws Carol is bookkeeper of the
cattle ranch, which has a herd of
600 Charolais cattle, both polled
and horned. Wienk’s herd of
Charolais are all on the Charolais
Herd Improvement Program and
he has been performance testing
FmHA simplifies
appeals procedure
reporting system to give us in
formation on various types of
appeals and how they are handled
In this way, we can develop an
uniform approach in dealing with
adverse decisions ”
The Farmers Home Ad
ministration makes loans and
orants tr> inHnnHnals and Com-
opening session of the New Jersey
Extension Service’s winter
meeting series will be Field Crops
'Bl, an alll-day program set for
Monday, February 9
Program will begin at 10 00 a m
and conclude by 3.30 p m and will
be held in the Hunterdon County
Extension Center, according to
Calvin Wettstem, County
Agricultural Agent
Extension service speakers and
to locate a rabbit processing plant
on the Eastern Shore and needs to
know what the potential sources of
supply of rabbits is at present
Rabbit production is not a small
industry, according to USDA, in
1979 some 24,000,000 pounds of
processed rabbit meat vice im
ported into the United State
primarily from China, Poland and
Australia. What domestic
production was, no one knows
because figures have not been
compiled on commercial rabbit
If you wish to participate in the
MDA study on rabbit production,
please sent a postcard with your
name and address to Rabbits”,
Marketing Division, Maryland
Department of Agncultui e, Parole
Plaza Office Building, Annapolis,
Maryland 21401.
Dickerson steps
to hold crops meeting
tor eigiueen yc,ais I\>ur ol ma
cows have received the AICA
Sterling Dam of Distinction award
Besides raising Charolais, Wienk
grows corn, beans, and wheat on
1300 acres of farm land
Wienk was 1980 secretary of
American-International Charolais
Association, and formerly its
treasurer He served seven years
as director of AICA He is also
serving as a board member of the
Ag-Advisory Board of South
munities in rural areas who cannot
get financing from other sources
The agency provides assistance
in four areas-farmmg, housing,
essential community facilities and
business and industrial develop
ment-through nearly 2000 district
and state offices.
their topics include. John Meade -
‘ Herbicide Up-Date - 81” and
Fine Tuning Your Herbicide
Programs, ’ James Justin - Crop
Varieties” and Winter Cover
Crops; ’ ’ Roy Flannnery - Soil and
Crop Management Inputs,” Stuart
Race - ‘lnsect Control in Field
Crops . Production and Storage ”
A number of area farmers will
also participate Subjects will
include Use of Field Records and
Post Applications of Herbicides in
Other meetings scheduled in the
senes are. Wednesday, February
25, Dairy Topics; Tuesday, March
3, Beef Topics, Monday, March 9,
Sheep/Swine Meetings; Wed
nesday, March 18, Horse
These meetings are all 8 pm
The Field Crops program is day
time, beginning at 10 a.m
New & Used Silos
New & Used Extensions
Tear down & Rebuilt
Gunite silo relining
& repairs
Replastering, roofs,
permanent pipe &
Oxygen Limiting Silos
above and below ground
manure storage
Jamesway Unloaders
Barn Equipment
Write or Call
Rd 2 Box 267 0
Newville, PA 17241
Dakota State University
Wienk was instrumental in
forming and served as
secretary/treasurer of the Upper-
Midwest Charolais Association, a
five state area organization
dedicated to the promotion of
Charolais cattle It was one of the
first affiliated organizes. He was
also director and past President of
the South Dakota Charolais
Breeders Association
Other directors who assumed
offices were. Johnny Ragsdale,
secretary, Richmond, Texas,
Malcolm Commer, vice president,
Jonestown, Mississippi, Roy
Prescott, treasurer, Jerome,
USDA to protect
seven new varieties
NEW YORK, NY - 'he U S
Department of Agncul ure has
issued certificates of protection for
new varieties of lettuce, pea,
soybean, cotton and cauliflower, a
USDA official said.
Barbar L Schlei, administrator
of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing
Service, said owners of the new
varieties will have the exclusive
right to reproduce their products in
the United States for 17 years.
Certificates of protection are
granted after a review confirms
the breeders’ records and claims
that each new variety is novel,
uniform and stable.
Developers of the new varieties
are National Seed Development
Organization Ltd., Cambridge,
England, for Mans Ladger Italian
ryegrass: Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt
En Zaadhandel, BV Holland, The
Netherlands, for Silver Star
cauliflower, Delta & Pine Land
Four new directors were named
Donald K Barton, Manti, Utah,
Greg Hubert, Monument, Kansas,
Raymond Hicks, Bandera, Texas,
Roy Prescott, Jerome, Idaho
Continuing members on the
board of directors are: James D.
Shannon, Jeffersonville, Georgia,
Phil Rucker, Shelby, North
Carolina, Leo Dumont, Dunstable,
Massachusetts; Lloyd
Householder, Lancaster, Ohio;
Paul Bertsdie, Flanagan, Illinois;
Willard Walker, Springdale,
Arkansas; John Blankers,
Holland, Minnesota, M D
Buchanan, Graham, Texas,
Robert B. Mathews, Pasadena,
Uu , Scott, Miss , for Deltapine SK
-5 cotton, Coker’s Pedigreed Seed
Co , Hartsville, S.C., for Coker 315
cotton, Asgrow Seed Company,
Kalamazoo, Mich , for Redhead
lettuce, Pomak pea, and A 5474
Certificates for Early Perfection
pea developed by Canners Seed
Corp, Lewisville, Idaho and for
Terra-Vig 708 soybean by Terral-
Norns Seed Co., Inc., Hartsville,
S C , have been reissued.
The Mans Ledger Italian
ryegrass, Coker 315 cotton and
Terra-Vig 708 soybean will be sold
by variety name only as a class of
certified seed.
The plant variety protection
program is administered by
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing
Service and provides legal
protection to developers of new
and distinctive seed-reproduced
plants ranging from farm crops to