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Al2—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Juna 16,1984
HARRISBURG - State Rep.
Samuel Morris this week hailed an
agreement worked out by
legislative leaders to create an
agricultural loan fund as part of a
$l9O million state economic
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idemnity and operational costs in
Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Authorization was also received to
provide affected farmers and
producers the option of
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Farm loan details worked out
The economic program, to be
funded with the issuance of state
bonds, would allocate $lO million
for agricultural investment and
would enable family farms to
depopulating either immediately
with idemnity, or thorugh con
trolled marketing to slaughter
prior to Sept. 1,1984.
Serologically positive flocks are
those flocks with antibodies
present which indicates a history
of exposure to the virus.
Of 62 serologically positive
flocks, 45 are under investigation,
and 17 have expressed a desire to
be depopulated as soon as possible.
Each sero-positive flock will be
evaluated for clinical,
epidemiologic and/or laboratory
evidence prior to classification as
having been infected with lethal
qualify for interest deferrals of
loan guarantees for working
capital, equipment, machinery
Loans could be obtained in
amounts up to $200,000 for
buildings and lesser amounts for
other purposes with as much as 90
percent of the loan guaranteed by
Morris said leaders of both the
House and Senate worked out the
details of the economic develop
ment package on Tuesday.
Legislation covering the elements
of the program, including the
agricultural development loans,
was introduced in both the House
and Senate Wednesday.
Other components of the
program include bills to establish a
formal Pennsylvania Economic
Revitalization Fund to receive a
disburse bond issue proceeds, an
infrastructure loan and grant
program, an engineering and
technical school equipment
program and a small business
incubator grant and loan fund.
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Also included are bills to
establish a Pennsylvania Youth
Conservation Corps, a community
capitalism investment program, a
capital loan fund, new methods of
minority business aid and a
Recreational Improvement and
Morris, who is chairman of the
House Agriculture Committee,
said the farm loan program is
similar to one he proposed over a
year ago to help families cope with
the enormous costs of modem
“While there are differences in
this plan and the one I earlier
proposed, I believe this is an im
portant step in the right direction,”
said the Chester County Democrat.
“After it has been in effect we’ll
be able to see if it is doing the job
it’s intended to do. If not we can
change it and perhaps even
broaden it if there’s a need to
expand the loan program.”
Morris said much of the credit
for the program belongs to a
Somerset County legislator, state
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Rep. Bill Lloyd, who did a great
deal of research on the problems of
farm finance and their solutions.
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in with rain or a healthy watering.
Larger plants, of course, may be
given a larger amount of plant
Once a plant is firmly and fully
established, and in good growing
condition, then it may not need
regular fertilizer application.
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