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VOL 38 NO. 19
Blizzard Paralyzes State, Ag Losses Unknown
While the Blizzard of ’93 shut down roads and highways
for automobiles throughout the East, it opened up miles of
traveling range for sleighs in Lebanon County. At the
reigns, Kenneth Sandoe, a Lebanon County attorney and
owner of this pair of Belgian draft horses, Bessie, nearest,
and Bell, drives an Amish neighbor’s sleigh, while his child*
Maryland Holstein Convention Held
In Spite Of Snow, Sale Postponed
GRANTSVILLE, Md. The
annual convention of the Maryland
Holstein Association was held this
week in the beautiful snowy moun
tains of Garrett County, home o(
the local host association.
In his welcoming remarks, Or.en
Bender, state president and well
known Garrett County Holstein
breeder, encouraged everyone to
enjoy the beautiful snow and be
optimistic about the forecasted
“As your host, we (the Garrett
County Holstein Breeders) prom
ise to get everyone out of the coun
ty, but from then on you are on
your own.” he said, joking.
Several families, who did not
heed the forecast, were stranded in
the county for several days.
The convention sale was post
Conservation Compliance , No-Till Work Hand In Hand
Lancaster Fanning Staff
GRATZ (Dauphin Co.) Far
mers in the Mahantango Valley
an d other hilly regions, where con
servation compliance through
reducing soil erosion is critical but
poned due to impassable roads and
was rescheduled for April 15.
Donna Myers, chairman of the
Nominating Committee, con
ducted the election of new officers.
Orcn Bender, from Accident, is
to serve as president, Charles
lager, from Fulton, was elected
vice president, and Anita Hill, of
Emmitsburg, is to serve as secret
New directors elected were Cam
Davis, Scott Hood, Kevin Lever
ton, Arthur Rhoderick, and Harold
Progressive Breeder Registry
Awards for 1992 were presented
by Thomas Dum, consultant from
the National Holstein Association.
Maryland Holstein breeders
who received this award and the
number of years they qualified
were announced. Recognized were
Maple Lawn Farms, Inc., Ful
often difficult, face a dilemma: no
till or not to no-till?
While conventional tillage
leaves little soil residue (and soil
residue is critical to preventing
erosion), no-till may be the
answer. No-till may save in equip
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 20 1993
ren and the children of Kenneth and Janet Winebark ride in
the back. Sandoe and Winebark and friends broke out the
sleigh and horses after spending two days using their snow
removal equipment to help dig out neighboring dairy
farmers. Photo by Vern Achenbach Jr.
ton, 25 years; Marlin Hoff, New
Windsor, 12 years; Joseph A.
Schwartzbeck, Union Bridge, 9
years; University of Maryland,
Ellicott City, 7 years; My Lady’s
Manor Farm, Inc., Monkton, 7
years; Jason M. & Donna G.
Myers, New Windsor, 6 years;
Dennis E. Savage, Keymar, 3
years; Savage-Leigh Farm, Knox
ville, 3 years; Wayne E. Schrock,
Grantsville, 3 years; Roy W.
Crow, Kennedy ville, 2 years; Gary
L. & Brenda Derr, Mt. Airy, 1
year, Michael R. & Anita L.
Haines, Taneytown, 1 year; Stew
art E. Walker & Sons, Damascus, 1
1992 Progressive Genetics Herd
Award winners were Allen
Brothers, Jefferson, 2 years; Del-
Myr Farm, Westminster, 2 years;
D. Richard Flickinger, Union
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ment costs and time, and help save
the soil but in order to be used,
farmers may have to spend a little
more in seed costs while consider
ing other intensive management
practices new to them.
That’s the message many of the
Because the “Blizzard of ’93 ” caused problems to get
milk tank trucks into farm lanes, hundreds of farmers had to
dump milk because their bulk tanks overflowed. Art Erd
man, truck driver for Atlantic Dairy, pu Ms a milk sample at an
Amish farm in Lancaster County. Please see photo story on
Pages A-34 & A-35.
100 farmers heard at the Tri-
County Agronomy School at the
Gratz Fire Hall on Wednesday.
They braved the rain and snow
mix, and roads still being plowed
from the blizzard of ’93, to attend
the conference, which focused on
60t Per Copy
VERNON ACHENBACH JR.
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Today may be the first
day of spring, but that means little
to the many across the state still
recovering from last weekend’s
It will be some time until state
agriculture officials know the
extent of financial loss suffered by
the state’s agricultural industry
because of last weekend’s bliz
zard. But even when they do find
out, disaster relief will probably
not be forthcoming.
Despite early estimates by the
major dairy cooperatives and
related farm-service businesses
that a number of producers were
forced to dump several days of
milk, no one in the industry had a
fix on the volume of milk lost.
Additionally, reports from the
field are that many haulers faced
topped-out tanks once they were
able to get to the farm, and some
had difficulty getting full tankers
to processing plants.
Although state Gov. Robert
Casey had declared a state of
emergency for the state that con
tinued by presstime, losses from
dumping milk does not officially
fall within the same context as crop
loss because of drought, flooding,
or other wide-spread natural disas
ter, according to state officials.
Therefore, those producers who
were forced to dump milk will
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the effectiveness of alternative til
lage considerations, including her
bicide and nutrient management m
Dependent on site
Conservation compliance is
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$19.00 Per Year