Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 04, 1984, Image 153

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Capacity Diameter Length Gauge Weight Price FOB
(Gallons) (Thickness) (Pounds) Quarryville
285 30" 56" 12 278 • 123.00
550 4’o" 6’o” 10 549 220.00
550 4 0" 60" 7 751 274.00
1.000 4’o" 10’8" 10 827 324.00
1.000 40” 10’8" 7 1,129 406.00
1.000 5'4" 6’o" 7 1.028 378.00
1,500 5 4" 90” 7 1,388 509.00
2.000 5'4" 12’0" 7 1,735 620.00
3.000 5’4” 17'11" 7 2,432 837.00
. 4,000 5 4" 23'10" 7 3,130 1055.00
5.000 8’0" 137" 1/4” 4,484 1821.00
6.000 8 0" 16'0” 1/4" 5,588 1926.00
8.000 8 0” 21’4” 1/4" 6.981 2414.00
10.000 8’0” 268" 1/4" 8.375 2047.00
10.000 100" 17'0” 1/4” 7.829 2610.00
12.000 8 0” 320" 1/4” 9,768 3310.00
12.000 100" 20 6" 1/4" 8,946 2969.00
12.000 10'6" 187" 1/4" 7,900 2978.00
15.000 8 0" 400” 5/16" 14,823 5003.00
15.000 10’6” 23’2" 5/16" 11,857 4575.00
20.000 10’6" 31*0" 5/16" 15,105 5716.00
25.000 10'6" 389” 3/8” 23,883 7600.00
30.000 106" 46’6” 3/8" 27,923 8800.00
Tanks are fabricated .in strict accordance with the specifications of
Underwriters’ Labratones. Inc Exteriors of underground tanks are coated
with black asphaltum paint Exteriors of above ground tanks are coated
with red primer STI P 3 system of corrosion protection for underground
steel storage tanks available at an additional charge We can provide
timely delivery anywhere from 2 locations' Ouarryville,,PA; and Clarks-’
ville, Virginia. Contact us for delivery costs. We invite inquiries by phone
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Capacity Diameter Length Gauge Weight Price FOB
(Gallons) (Thickness) (Pounds) Quarryville
275* 27" 5’ 14 250 >6O
3.000 54" 1711" 7 2.432 150 to 300
4.000 5’4" 2310" 7 3.130 ’ 250t0500
6.000 8’0” 16’2” 1/4” 5,123 500 to 660
8.000 8’0" 21’6" 1/4" 6,475 700 to 880
10.000 8’0" 26’8” 1/4" 8.375 1100
Used tanks and used tank shells may not bear underwriters' label nor
are coated with black asphaltum paint
Model Description G.P.M. Price F. 0.8.
1230 C Complete w/counter, rotary hand type 20 *126.00
60 12V DC w/meter 12 *372.00
72 115 V w/meter 14-15 *375.00
1820 115 V w/meter, w/cabinet 14-15 *413.00
1820 K 115 V, same as Model 1820 w/2 units, 14-15 *513.00
390 115 V w/Meter 14-15 *516.00
NP 701
Within 30 days of purchase if
someone advertises or offers at a
lower price the same tank you
have already purchased from us,
let us know, because we'll pay
you the difference!
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Over Forty Years of Reliable Service HOURS:
Fuel Oil, Gasoline, and Coal Mon.-Fri.: 8 AM - 4 PM
111 E. State Street, Quarryville, PA 17566 Sat. BAM -12 Noon
Price F. 0.8.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 4,1984-Dl7
We may be making a serious
mistake by trying to determine
how well farmers are doing by
looking at average farm income.
First of all, it’s an average, which
can be terribly unreliable. It
doesn’t take into account the in
creasing value of a farmer’s
operation, and even more im
portantly, it doesn’t measure the
off-farm income that surprisingly
amounts to more than farm in
That’s right farm families
actually earn more money away
from the farm than they do on the
farm. Slightly more than half of
the farm sector’s total income is
from off-farm sources. A third of
all U.S. farms rely on off-farm jobs
for more than 90 percent of family
income. They produce a very small
amount of farm commodities, but
they’re still farms and they’re still
averaged in when it comes time to
figure average farm income.
There’s pretty good evidence
pointing out that off-farm jobs tend
to be a very stabilizing influence in
agriculture, helping farmers even
out the ups and downs of good
years and bad. Off-farm income,
which in many cases amounts to
part-time farming, makes many
farmers virtually immune to the
economic problems of agriculture.
In truth, most of these kinds of
operations consider farming a way
of life and would continue to live
there and operate their farms even
if they weren’t making money.
And so we have two kinds of
farmers emerging as we head
toward the next century. Those
who are growing even larger and
stronger and who are producing
more and more of the nation’s food
output, and those who are clinging
to an agricultural way of life
through off-farm opportunities.
There are still many caught in the
middle who will perhaps make a
decision in the near future,
whether they are going to be in or
out of big time agriculture. But as
the figures show, many of them
already aren’t that dependent on
farm income.
It’s obvious that if more than
half of the farm sector’s total in
come is derived from off-farm
sources, then less than half must
come from farming. And that’s
pretty silly when you stop to think
about it. It means that on the
average fanning is a part-time
business that it produces less
than half of the average farm
family’s income. It’s been
described as the most important
job in this country, with dozens of
people depending on the output of
Yocum slates field day
Director of the Penn State
Southeastern Field Research
Laboratory, has announced a field
day will be held Aug. 9 form 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Laboratory
near LandisviUe.
Specialists from Penn State will
be on hand to explain the research
and to answer grower questions.
Crops to be covered are corn,
Jerry Webb
Delude Extension
each farm worker. And yet it’s a
part-time job.
This set of circumstances leaves
me with the feeling that there’s
plenty of opportunity for change in
agriculture over the next few
decades. If more than half the
farm sector’s total income is
derived from off-farm sources,
that means a lot of farm family
interests and energies are devoted
to something else. And that spells
opportunity for the farm family
that can concentrate on farming.
The family whose skills, talents
and time are available around the
clock right there on the farm can
probably move ahead at a much
faster pace than a family with
members going off to town to work
regular jobs. The farmer with no
other income realizes he must
make it on the farm and takes the
necessary action. He adds en
terprises that utilize family labor.
He culls and replaces low
producing livestock. He plants
crops that fit in with family labor
patterns and he does not shy away
from challenges that tie him to the
Obviously, he is more at the
mercy of the perils of agriculture.
He’s more vulnerable to dry
weather, low prices, insect out
breaks, and the continuing cost
price squeeze. But he’s also in a
better position to do something
about some of those problems.
It must be comforting for a
farmer or his wife to have a good
job in town so that the good things
of life continue even in a disastrous
crop year. But in today’s big time
agriculture, is it realistic to divide
the important labor management
resource between farm and off
farm interests?
The figures I’ve seen don’t say
that big farmers have no off-farm
income, but they do indicate that
large operations are less likely to
have other sources of income than
small operations, who by their
very size are forced to have other
income. But I’m firmly convinced
that today’s farmer with serious
outside interests is kidding himself
when it comes to his future in
production agriculture.
No doubt there are many far
mers, especially young ones, with
off-farm incomes who are moving
ahead in agriculture with the hope
of eventually devoting full-time to
farming. And that’s a decision they
must look at very carefully. When
do they give up the comfort of an
extra income to sink or swim in
farming? It's a decision that’s easy
to put off, but one that could be
costing them in the long run.
soybeans, forage, tobacco,
potatoes, snap beans and flowers.
Varieties, weed control, insect and
disease control, fertility and tillage
systems research on the various
crops will be available for viewing.
Lunch will be available by
Lancaster County Farm Women
Society #5.
This field day is opeir to any
interested person.