Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 19, 1993, Image 1

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    il. 38 No. 32
Cherry Crop Set Looks Good
Birds, Low Sour Prices Cause Concern
NEW DANVILLE (Lancaster Co.)—Phyllis Shenk, farm market manager, Cherry Hill
Orchards near New Danville in Lancaster County, shows some early sweet dark red
cherries that have Just started to come on the market from Pennsylvania orchards.
Richard Haus, Cherry Hill owner, said the first fruit was in their farm market this week.
Their pick-your-own program will begin Monday with these dark red cherries. The
light sweets will be ready about a week later, and sour cherries the beginning of July.
With 60 acres of cherries, Cherry Hill is one of the largest sweet cherry orchards in the
state. -
Bill Kleiner, Penn State multicounty extension agent for Region 10 with headquar
ters In Adams County, said that both sweet and sour cherry crops across the state
look good. Some trees were hit by hail last week, but dry rot has not been a problem
because of the dry weather. According to Kleiner, the major problem for orchard
growers is birds. Noise makers and other scare tactics are mostly ineffective. Home
owners can cover small trees with netting, but this is not practical for commercial
Prices for sweet cherries are expected to hold steady as this market is mostly local.
But sour cherry prices cause concern for commercial growers because they are
expected to be low due to competition from shipped cherries from Michigan Into the
manufacturing markets.
The weekly state crop and weather report says grape development slowed due to
earlier frosts. Most apple and peach sets look good.
In other crops, planting activities were nearly completed. Corn height averaged
eight Inches, and hay and pasture growth improved because of precipitation last
week. Many farmers in central and southern regions continued to report short soil
moisture conditions. Activities for the week included transplanting tobacco; making
hay and filling silos; planting corn, soybeans, and potatoes; and caring for livestock.
Photo by Everett Newswanger, managing editor.
Four Sections
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 19, 1993
Dairy Summit To Address
Milk Marketing Policy
Lancaster Farming Staff
dairy producers arc being urged to
attend or observe a Monday meet
ing in York, Pa., of the leaders of
the United States dairy industry
and the heads of government agri
cultural agencies involved in the
marketing of milk.
Referred to as a “summit,” the
meeting is being called in an
attempt to bring together the dairy
policy influences, makers and
those people responsible for carry
ing out the existing milk marketing
system for the purpose of reaching
a consensus on how to handle the
pricing, pooling and trade rcgulat-
Modify Poultry Feed To
Reduce Manure Components
Lancaster Farming Staff
MAN HEIM (Lancaster Co.)
New poultry feed additives con
taining enzymes to help birds
digest nutrients also help to reduce
the amount of nitrogen going into
From Madison Avenue
To Bradford County Farm
Bradford Co. Correspondent
WYSOX (Bradford
Co.) The work day starts ear
lier for Bill and Helen Olewnikon
at their Standing Stone Farm than
it did on Madison Avenue, where
the couple previously worked.
After working a combined total
of 40 years as big city typogra
The Olewnik family stand together on the lawn in front of
their silos: Bill and Helen and children Mike and Jennifer.
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ing out the existing milk marketing
system, for the purpose ot reaching
a consensus on how to handle the
regulation of milk production and
trade in the United States.
The meeting is to be held at the
York County fairgrounds, starting
10 a.m„ and is open to the public to
A number of different farmer
organizations have developed a
variety of proposals for how to
manage the U.S. dairy industry.
The proposals range from sug
gestions that the U.S. government
take a completely hands-off role in
milk production and distribution
and let free-market demands rule
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manure, according to a Penn State
poultry scientist.
Dr. Paul H. Patterson, of the
department of poultry science at
Psjm State, noted that commercial
ly available enzymes are useful as
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phers (setting type and putting
together advertisements), the cou
ple decided enough was enough.
Before making the move to rural
life, it wasn’t uncommon to pick
up a Family Circle magazine or a
Macy’s sale flyer and sec the cou
ple’s work. But the stress and rat
race of the city finally got to them.
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