Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 12, 1984, Image 1

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    VOL. 29 No. 28
June .Dairy Month - gel your heart into it
The past year has been one that
dairymen won’t soon forget. And, what
does the future hold?
These are just two of the features to
be explored in depth in our Dairy Issue
on Saturday, June 2.
Dairy recipes will be featured all
month and the first 100 cooks whose
favorites are published will receive a
special gift.
May 29 is the deadline to reserve ad
space and May 29 is the news deadline.
To submit news ideas or place an ad,
call (717) 394-3047 or 626-1164.
Scheps Cheese owes
$2O million in debts
proximately $2O million owed to
farmers and creditors alike,
Scheps Cheese Company, which
has applied for relicensing by the
Pa. Milk Marketing Board,
presented its. plans for
reorganization to Hie Board in a
hearing held in Harrisburg
Currently in bankruptcy court in
New Jersey, Scheps Cheese
Company is seeking- a license
renewal so it can implement its
plans for reorganization and begin
to pay back its creditors. The
company owes $6 million dollars to
approximately 250 dairy farmers
and $l4 million to another 100
Scheps Cheese Company last
July closed its plant in Bradford
County. The Bradford County plant
bought milk from Pennsylvania
producers and sold it to Scheps for
Hunting a farming book? Try the Stewartstown library
Collection of tractor manuals and other ag texts is unique in Pennsylvania
Librarian Dorothy Davis adds a volume about tractors to the Mason-Dixon's unique
farm collection of agricultural materials at Stewartstown.
Four Sections
its cheese production. Losing
money on that plant, Scheps closed
it down while still owing money to
Seeking a Chapter 11 bankruptcy
code which would allow the
company to stay in business,
Scheps representatives met with
members of the Milk Marketing
BolftrV'pNMent their plans for
reorganization. Under its plans,
Scheps would bring the Bradford
plant into full operation and with
the profits begin to pay off its
debts. Before this can be done, the
company must secure a license
renewal by PMMB.
In his testimony before the
board, Alfred Scheps, co-owner of
the company said, “We need that
license so we can get back into
business and start doing what we
said we would.”
Independent milk producer Roy
Noble, Springville, who formerly
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 12,1984
Phila. demonstrates use of sludge
the week’s watery weather per
mitted farmers to see how waste
products other than animal
manure can benefit their cropland.
In the extreme southeastern
comer of Lancaster County, within
sight of the Maryland line, fanners
gathered on the farm of James R.
Wood in little Britain township for
a demonstration of the application
of sewage sludge to agricultural
The event was sponsored by the
Philadelphia Water Department, a
manufacturer of sludge products,
with representatives of the com
pany’s sludge management unit on
hand to answer questions.
Also ui attendance were em
ployees of Ad-Soil, the West
chester-based sludge management
firm handling the processing of
permits, and Mobile Dredging and
Pumping Company of Exton, the
company contracted to handle
transport, application and in
corporation of the PWD’s sludge
About 125 dry tons of sewage
sludge are produced daily at the
PWD’s Northeast and Southwest
treatment plants. By using
technology developed by USDA
scientists, sewage disposal plants
are capable of converting sewage
sludge to a beneficial compost
product. According to PWD of
ficials, the composting of sludge
represents an environmentally
safe alternative to the practices of
ocean disposal and burial.
As outlined in a booklet
published by the Water Depart
ment, the conversion of sewage
sludge to compost is a five-step
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Farmers look on as sewage sludge compost produced by
the Philadelphia Water Department, is spread on the
southern Lancaster County farm owned by James R. Wood.
Lancaster vegetables
may he sent to Fla .
LEOLA Some of Lancaster
County’s produce may be headed
for Florida when the new
wholesale vegetable market gets
started at Good’s Auction, Leola,
in about three weeks.
“We have someone interested in
trucking some of our vegetables to
Florida during their hot, * dry
months of July, August and Sep
tember,” explained David H.
Staff Correspondent
greasy, smudged, fingerprinted
book back to the Mason-Dixon
library on Mam Street and the
librarian won’t even get upset.
But that’s the case only if the
book you borrowed happened to be
one of the Stewartstown library’s
comprehensive - and unique
collection of detailed tractor repa'r
and maintenance manuals.
“We expect to get these tractor
repair manuals back with some
grease on them,” librarian
Dorothy Davis grins
philosophically. “That just means
they’re being used.”
The repair pubbcations are
“Shop Manuals,” put out by I and
P Shop Service, a sort of real nuts
and-bolts mechanic’s instruction
booklets. Stewartstown’s assort
ment more than 100 of these
manuals, for a wide variety of
tractor makes and models, is just
part of a book collection unique to
Pennsylvania, and perhaps to the
East Coast.
This “farm collection” is the
17.50 per fear
“A load of watermelons will then
be brought back for selling at our
Good further explained that
there is interest in trucking local
vegetables to Florida because of
the difference in taste between
those grown in Lancaster County’s
heavier soils and the lighter, sandy
soils of the South.
The Lancaster County Wholesale
Vegetable Auction will start up
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brainchild of Mrs Davis, who saw
a need for the library to include
farm-business materials for the
readership in this primarily rural,
nch-farmground section of York
Through the York County
Library System, of which Mason-
Dixon is one of several rural
branches, she applied about a year
ago for a grant for purchasing
specifically farm materials.
Grants of federal monies are
available through the Library
Service and Construction Act, and
are handled through the state
library system.
When the grant came through,
with $5,000 earmarked toward
amassing farm-related
publications, Mrs. Davis wasn’t
quite certain where to begin or
dering the types of books that she
had in mind.
“There aren't really that many
sources which offer truly farm
oriented publications," she notes.
“We have had wonderful
cooperation from the county agent,
and we sent to the national ag
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