Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 05, 1984, Image 1

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VOL 29 No. 27
Milk promotion approved;
committee members named
States Department of Agriculture
this week approved the voluntary
Pennsylvania Milk Marketing
Program established by state
Agriculture Secretary Penrose
The voluntary state program,
which went into effect on Tuesday,
has been certified for qualification
so that producers may receive a
credit against the mandatory 15-
cent federal assessment on milk
Under the state plan, dairy
farmers can approve ten cents of
their assessment to be set aside for
promotion, marketing and
nutrition education programs in
Fifteen dairymen who were
selected to serve on the Advisory
Board for the program, held their
first meeting on Tuesday. The
Board will be responsible for
controlling the program, including
die expenditure of funds raised for
adverti;'tig and promotion,
nutrition education and research
on milk and dairy products.
At the meeting, the board
discussed the plan, got aquainted
Plenty of ag activity in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG - There was
plenty of ag activity m the
legislative chambers in
Harrisburg this week and more is
expected during the coming week.
A summary of what happened
this week and what's due to come
up includes.
The House Ag and Rural Affairs
Committee will meet Wednesday
morning to consider the revised
H.B. 115 - the Ag Development
Soil compaction - leaving deeper impression than ever
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bediock, and a farmer isn’t much
farther ahead trying to grow crops
in compacted soil
All plants need sufficient area to
expand their root systems in order
to gather both oxygen and water
Four Sections
and set the agenda for their next
meeting, which is scheduled for
May 31 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. at the
Pennsylvania Department of Ag
office, Bob Bunte, information
specialist for PDA said.
They also set up a toll-free
number for farmers with questions
concerning the program The
number 1-800-932-0904 is currently
in operation
At their next meeting the board
will consider adding more
members, Bunte said. He added
that at least two other groups have
expressed interest in having a
representative on the board. The
board will also hear reports from
existing federal promotion orders
and programs to assure that the
programs will not overlap
Within the next two weeks the
2,700 to 3,000 dairy farmers who do
not ship to federally-regulated
plants will receive forms that will
allow them to participate in the
state promotion program.
The 15 members that current!}
make up the board are R. Fenton
Murphy of Ulster, Bradford
County; Duane Hartzell Slipper;,
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Bill. It has been revised to im
plement the $lO million funding,
which was part of the bond issue
recently approved by voters in the
The revised bill calls for creation
of an Ag Development Advisory
Board to receive applications,
screen and guarantee loans for
three mam purposes - continued
farming operation, switching of an
operation to a more marketable
commodity or direct marketing.
Compaction reduces a plant’s
ability to manufacture food by
inhibiting the supply of these basic
building blocks Compacted soil
also obstructs root growth,
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‘While a 50 horsepowei tractor
and a larger 200 horsepower model
may both be exerting, say 12 to 15
pounds per square inch at the
surface, the large unit will sustain
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 5,1984
Harry Roth, left, Penn State Distinguished Alumnus in Dairy Science, and Gene Love,
College of Agriculture Associate Dean of Resident Education, bask in the limelight as
winners in the Dairy Expo celebrity milking contest.
Dairy Expo honors AI pioneer
ding outsidi the snow ring in the
Penn State Ag Arena, watching 80
enthusiastic college students give
it their all during the h9th Annual
Dairy Exposition brought brck
The loans would net be made
directly, but be guaranteed
through commercial lending in
The new Milk Security Bill, H.B
1969, is expected to come up for
third reading in the House on
Monday and move on to the Senate
for consideration. It creates the
three-tiered payment system for
dealers, who would pay into their
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Though pressures on the surface haven't changed much over the years, deep com
paction problems have increased due to the move to heavier tractors and implements.
pleasant memories for Harry
The last minute touch-ups to
insure that each animal's hide
gleamed with a shiny sleekness;
the alert eyes focused intently on
the judges, anticipating their
every move and gesture; the
small, soft-spoken words
whispered to each now as
showman and animal marched
onto the tanbark; and the bright
expressions seen when one was
announced as winner were all
familiar to this one-time Penn
State student
Thirty years ago, Harry Roth,
experienced feelings
similar to those of these 80
showmen. It was in 1954 that Roth,
himself, participated in the Dairy
Expo serving as overall show
manager And it was 30 years ago
that Roth began building his future
$7.5U per Year
career in agriculture.
Named the 1984 Penn State
Distinguished Alumnus m I'-aio
•Science, Roth said he can look
back on his college days and
realize how important even's such
as the Dairy Expo are
‘‘All the events are just as good
as the schooling," Roth said The
extra curricular activities, he
explained, teach students how to
get along with each other and help
strengthen communications and
leadership skills
Roth said he received .nanv
benefits from his college da vs and
is now turning around and sharing
those benefits with others
Although no longer an active Penn
State student, he is an active Penn
State alumnus
Realizing that the seed of
tomorrow’s agriculture is in
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