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several weeks to cure before
feeding. Wheat is not used as much
for feeding purposes because of the
digestive problems. Smaller
amounts in the ration, compared to
barley, are suggested. Barley and
wheat can be used as livestock
feeds, but need special care when
mixing in livestock rations.
Canada thistles are listed as a
noxious weed in Pennsylvania:
this means they should be con
trolled and not allowed to go to
seed. Too often we see what some
people call “summer snowflakes”
floating through the air; these are
not snowflakes but thistle seeds.
We should insist that these be
mowed or sprayed to prevent seed
Most townships have noxious
weed ordinances to prevent the
spread, from farm to farm, of
Canada thistles and other noxious
weeds. These ordinances should be
enforced for the best interest of all
farmers. You can spot spray with
Banvel for control. Be sure to
follow all label instructions. We
urge everyone to do something
about this problem.
To Use Caution
When Shipping Hogs
.Far too many hogs are fed to
market weight each year only to be
lost because of careless hauling
during hot weather.
There are ways to prevent these
losses. Whenever it’s possible, haul
these hogs to market early or late
in the day when it’s the coolest.
Avoid mid-day or 6arly afternoon
hopper-bottom bins for feed storage
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most recent financial loss due to a
Leadership demonstrated by key
legislators, State Representatives
Carmel Sirianni and Roger A.
Madigan, and State Senator Frank
S. O’Connell, got the appropriation
included in the budget legislation.
They deserve our highest praise
and a hearty thank you. The same
holds true for Governor Dick
Thornburgh for signing the
PFA has been falsely criticized
lately from different persons in the
farm community about our stand
on the Scheps Cheese plant
relicensing and reopening.
PFA opposed the relicensing of
Scheps Cheese plant because it
placed the same management in
control who failed to pay $4 to $5
million to dairymen in the Nor
theast. That’s similar to putting
the “fox back into the chicken pen”
with our blessing, had we sup-
trips. That’s when temperatures
are the worst.
While the hogs are being loaded
onto the trucks, take things easy.
Don’t hurry them. If you do they’ll
just become overheated. And, to
make sure they can be comfortable
in the truck, use wet sand for
bedding. Don’t use straw or other
materials that hold heat and fail to
help cool the animals.
Once the animals are loaded,
start right then for the market
and go directly to the market
Take these few precautions and
you’ll market all your hogs instead
of just some of them.
The Penn State Extension Service Is us
affirmative actlori equal opportunity in
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ported that relicensing proposal.
There aren’t any guarantees that
farmers would not suffer another
financial disaster under the
proposed reorganization plan.
That’s why we opposed it.
There were guarantees in that
plan for management to receive an
annual fee of $150,000 plus five
percent of any profits. On the other
hand dairymen would receive a
meager $5O a month on the millions
of dollars owed them. That’s not
enough money to even pay the
interest on the monies owed far
We will support any
reorganization plan that assures
farmers a fair chance at receiving
monies owed them, and offers
some secure method for farmers to
be paid for future shipments to
Scheps Cheese Plant. If these
safeguards are overlooked as they
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but with little leisure. Instead of maneuvering
a speed boat across a sea of blue, it was
jockeying a combine or hay baler through a sea
of green or gold.
For the majority, it was likely a family
cookout with plenty of time to chat or lounge.
For the minority, it might have included the
hurried grab of an overdone hot dog or
hamburger off a cold grill on the way from the
field to the barn.
For the majority, it was the gathering of the
clan for a day together.
For the minority, it was a solitary ob
servance: each farm family has its own daily
responsibilities that limit get-togethers.
For the majority, eyes may have been glued
to a TV screen watching a favorite sporting
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Fourth of July
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were in the proposed
reorganization plan, we will op
pose it again.
PFA has been working quietly
behind the scenes to bring about
workable solutions to the problems
facing the dairy industry. Instead
of seeking disastrous headlines for
agriculture, we chose to work
diligently for lasting results. It’s
not fun to be misrepresented in the
news media and to have your in
tegrity questioned, but the actions
taken by the Pennsylvania Milk
Marketing Board and the General
Assembly have proven to be the
correct route to follow.
Yes, the immediate problem was
to give some financial relief to the
Scheps Cheese Plant shippers.
That will be done with the passage
of the Pennsylvania State Budget.
Another apparent problem was
the re-opening of the Scheps
Cheese Plant. We will support any
restart of the plant, if our
dairymen are asssured of payment
for their milk. We are working
toward that goal.
Re-opening of the plant depends
on relicensing and the Penn-
For the minority, it was staring at digital
dashboard readouts on the combine monitor
or the RPM’s on the tractor tach.
For the majority, there may even have been
some fireworks displays
For the minority, the only fireworks were the
kind that happen if the combine or baler
breaks down halfway through a holiday
For the majority, it was a midweek break - a
respite from the daily routine.
For the minority, it was another day of trying
to crowd two days of work into one now that
the “bunch-up season” has arrived when
small grains conflict with haying, livestock
conflict with vegetables and spraying conflicts
For the majority, it was the Fourth of July
For the minority, it was just another July 4.
Like we sard, there’s quite a difference
between the two.
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sylvania Milk Marketing Board
recently turned a relicensing
request down because Scheps
Cheese failed to meet the
requirements of the Pennsylvania
Milk Marketing Law.
One of the over-riding problems
of the dairy industry is the inability of
the Pennsylvania Milk
Security Fund to raise enough
monies to pay claims filed against
it. We have corrected that situation
with the passage of legislation to
reform the MUk Security Fund.
That legislation awaits Governor
Dick Thornburgh’s signature.
Agricultural organizations can
not afford to act like spoiled
children, hurling charges and
counter-charges against each
other in the news media. It’s
degrading and doesn't serve any
good other than to those persons
wishing to oppose agriculture’s
I trust this letter clarifies the
stand of the Pennsylvania Far
mer’s Association’s position on the
Scheps Cheese situation, jj|i, cere iy
Keith W. Eckel,