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Rodney Dangerfield of Ag
The Northeast is the Rodney Dangertield of
No matter how hard it tries, the Northeast
just can't get any "respect" out of
Ag secretaries and commissioners from 10
Northeastern states -- Maine south through
Delaware - gathered at Rehoboth Beach this
week to once again try and break through this
"Rodney Dangerfield Syndrome" and con-
NOW IS THE TIME
In the managing of any type of
livestock or poultry it is very
important to obtain maximum
water consumption. Some animals
such as a heavy milk cow will
drink 30 gallons of water per day.
All animals should have free ac
cess to water at all times. In the
summer the water should be as
cool as possible, and in the winter
warmed water will increase
consumption. Open troughs might
be covered unless the water is
flowing through the trough.
One way to encourag® good
water intake is to provide access to
loose salt and minerals. These
items will not only help water
consumption but will balance the
ration and help promote more
complete digestibility. During
warm humid weather, we humans
drink more liquids. Livestock and
poultry will do the same when
given the chance. This is good
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By Jay Irwin
Lancaster County Agriculture Agent
management and will increase
efficiency in production.
We use a lot of gasoline and
diesel fuels on our farms and when
they are not handled properly, they
can be a source of a serious fire.
Gasoline should be stored in an
underground tank. When it is
necessary to store it above ground,
then the tank should be located at
least 40 feet away from any
building. Small amounts can be
stored in approved safety cans. Be
sure to label all cans plainly so
there is no danger of mix-up.
Diesel fuel and gasoline must be
kept away from flame or heat.
Strictly enforce NO SMOKING
rules. Always refuel outdoors were
vapors cannot accumulate. If you
spill some fuel, wipe it up before
starting an engine.
Storing any fuels in glass jugs or
bottles is inviting trouble. It is also
vmce Washington that there is much more to
U.S. agriculture than lowa corn, Kansas wheat
and Texas feedlots.
And, that much more is located right here in
the Northeast in Washington's backyard.
Maybe, that’s part of the problem. All of us
tend to overlook that which is closest to us -
right in our own backyard. We’ll drive hun
dreds and even thousands of miles to spend a
day or so at a distant tourist attraction but
we’ll tend to forget about an event in our own
Perhaps, those bureaucrats in Washington
are so worried about their “front-door image"
that they don't even glance into the backyard.
But the day will come when they’ll be glad to
have this "little” backyard garden in the
Northeast to feed that teeming megapolis
along the East Coast. That will be the day
when it’s too costly to ship those vegetables
and such from California or the High Plains
run completely dry.
There’s a story on Page One that tells this
story of the forgotten country cousins of the
Northeast. The concerns of the ag com
missioners and secretaries are real. And, it’s
time that Washington sits up and takes notice.
Maybe, what's needed is to talk Miller Lite
into making a “Rodney Dangerfield of Ag”
commercial for TV and play it constantly over
the channels in Washington.
To Handle Gasoline
and Diesel Fuel
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dangerous to use them to start
burning trash, leaves, barbecue
pits or stoves. Gasoline should not
be used as a cleaning or
degreasing agent. During this busy
season, take time to be safe.
Today’s battle with insects,
fungus, rodents and weeds require
the use of many different
chemicals. It is important to keep
an accurate record of any
chemicals used. This would in
clude the date, name of material,
application rate, field number and
even the direction the wind is
blowing. This might save a lot of
trouble and loss of income in case
there is some question.
Many food items are being
checked by Food and Drug
representatives for pesticide
residue. It is possible to find
residue even where the producer
followed regulations and every
recommended practice. Your
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2 Samuel 5 through 7
David was to leam one of life’s
lessons that is both so commonly
experienced and so frequently
Things had been going his way.
Saul’s death brought to an end that
fearful enmity. The tribes had
been united under David’s
leadership and he was acclaimed
as king over Israel. God had
blessed his military efforts to
protect his people from their
enemies. The writer of 2 Samuel
tells us that “the king dwelt in his
house, and the Lord had given him
rest from all his enemies round
GOD IN A TENT
Thus, we can easily understand
David’s thinking when he said to
the prophet Nathan, “See now, I
dwell in a house of cedar, but the
ark of God dwells in a tent” (7:2).
David had perceived that the
nomadic days of Israel were
coming to a close. The time had
come for the people of Israel to
settle down, build cities, and put
down roots. And thus, he reasoned,
the time had come to exchange the
tabernacle for a permanent temple
for the worship of God.
It was a reasonable, logical
proposal It was like many of the
records would be very important in
these cases. In any event, always
follow label instructions.
To Feed Shrubs
After Flowering Period
Most people know that their
plants do better if they’re fer
tilized...but many ask when is the
best time to feed shrubs. One
Saturday, June 16
Adams County Dairy Princess
Pageant, Biglerville High
York County Farmers Association
on 5 S PA
ideas that come, to us. What could
be more appropriate than for
David to build God a house?
There was nothing wrong with
David’s plan, except that God had
some different priorities just as
he often seems to have for us.
Whereas David was proposing to
spend his energies building a house
for God, the Lord was concerned
with building a house for David
and the people of Israel. '
Of co’”-"" and this is also
similar to our experiences it was
to be a different kind of ho”- 0
Nathan the Prophet came back to
David, saying: “The Lord declares
to you that the Lord will make you
a house... And your house and your
kingdom shall be made sure
forever before me; your throne
shall be established forever”
Thus, the “house” that God
would build for David and the
people was not to be a king’s
palace nor a temple for worship,
but a dynastic lineage. When
David would die, his offspring
would continue to i ule the people of
Of course, we know that
historically the house of David was
not everlasting. After 587 B.C.
there were no more Davidic kings
on the throne of Israel. In fact,
Israel itself would henceforth be
divided. Had God failed to keep his
But when centures later Jesus
the Christ was born in Bethlehem
in the city and of the lineage of
David, God’s promise to build
David a house “forever” was
remembered. And thus it was
understood that it was not that
Kingdom of Israel that God was
restoring, but the Kingdom of God.
It is in Jesus Christ that the
promise was fulfilled and in his
kingdom that David’s house is an
important thing to remember is
that shrubs need feeding im
mediately following their
For small shrubs, use one half a
handful of a complete fertilizer
such as a 5-10-10 or similar
analysis. The fertilizer should be
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Fifth Annual Free Farm Tour,
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Berks County Sheep and Wool
Growers Pool, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., J.
Paul Leid Building, North of
Bradford 4-B County Council, 8
p.m., Extension Office.
Arabian Horse Sale, Farm Show
Berwick Vegetable Cooperative
annual meeting, Maria
Sunday, June 17
Hunterdon County, N.J. Dairy
Farm Open House, Walter
Dobozynski Farm, Rt. 532,
north of Flemington, 1-5 p.m.
Appalachian Wagon Tram
Association’s annual wagon
train, Saltsburg to Kittaning,
continues through next Sunday.
Monday, June 18
International Dwarf Fruit Tree
Summer Tour to N. J., continues
Tuesday, June 19
Penn State Annual Crops Day,
Rock Springs Agronomy
FFA Week opens at Penn State,
continues through Thursday.
Wednesday, June 20
Cumberland Wool Pool, 7 a.m. - 3
p.m., Carlisle Fairgrounds.
Hunterdon County Ag Develop
ment Board meeting, Extension
Center, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 21
USDA Hog Report due.