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    11 -XV
fel. 39 No. 26
High-Production Agriculture Can Save The Planet, Insists Analyst
Lancaster Fanning Staff
COLLEGE PARK, Md “You have let environ
mental activists paint you as the villains,” said Dr. Den
nis T. Avery, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson
Institute. “We’re putting the necks of ag science on the
block for environmentalists to lop off our heads.”
Avery was speaking about the role that agricultural
ists have taken as a result of bowing to pressure by those
who want to (in a wrong way) reverse the trend that the
world is taking greater population and greater need
for food resources.
Avery spoke to 45 agri-industry educators, students,
Pennsylvania awards want to, from left, standing, Bemata Gable, Elsie Wolff, David
Shupp, Beth Clark, Amanda Hemsarth, Paula Guyer, and Amy Liggett. Seated, Aaron
Gable, Jan Snider, Keven Stoltzfus, Justin McMurray, and Matt Morrow.
Top Awards Presented
At State Guernsey Banquet
Bedford Co. Correspondent
BEDFORD (Bedford Co.)
Three top awards were presented
at the banquet held at the Pennsyl
vania Guernsey Convention in
Bedford the weekend of April 22.
Amber Clark, champion of the
Youth Show at the 1994 Pennsyl
vania Farm Show took home the
Sewickley Trophy. A part of the
Snider Homestead Farm, Amber
Delmarva Poultry Fund Drive Totals $503,317
Dr. H. Wesley Towers, state veterinarian. Delware Dept, of
Agriculture, left,, received DPl's medal of achievement
award and Charles Marker, Dover, Delaware, received
DPl's distinguished citizen award.
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was keeping up the Snider trophy
tradition. Snider-Homestead Farm
also took the John Brachman
Award. Snider was the grand
champion at the 1994 Pennsylva
nia State Farm Show.
Justin McMurray, champion at
the Pennsylvania Junior Dairy
Show took the George W. Snyder
A delightful presentation was
given by the Pennsylvania State
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 7, 1994
and government agency representatives on Thursday at
the Sixth Annual Changes In Animal Agriculture Mini-
Symposium. He told them that now is the time to remove
the barriers to trade and utilize the rich farmland of the
world especially here in the U.S., to “save the planet
with high-yield agriculture.”
Avery told the meeting of professional animal scien
tists that there are activists who claim the world should
not expand its livestock population. “They believe we
should all become vegetarians. But they are not deliver
ing a vegetarian world.
“Meat consumption in China rose lOpercent—and 3
million tons —in 1992. It did the same again in 1993. As
Dairy Princess, Jennifer Grimes.
And, a greeting was also given by
Amy Mearkle, the alternate Pen
nsylvania Dairy Princess and a
resident of Bedford County.
Production awards fof the year
went to Trotacre Farm, Enon Val
ley for 48 cows, 17,795 pounds of
milk, 758 butterfat, and 610
Rutter Brothers. York, took the
(Turn to Pago A 29)
va Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI),
the non-profit trade association
working for the continued pro
gress of Delmarva’s poultry in
dustry, exceeded its 1994 Fund
Drive goal with cash and pledges
totaling $503,317. That news was
announced by Fund Drive Chair
man Douglas K. Marvil at the
April 26 Delmarva Poultry Boost
er Banquet in Salisbury, Mary
land. Marvil told the nearly 1,900
DPI supporters, “When you have a
quality product or service and a
membership such as ours that be
lieves in the organization, success
is contagious.”
The annual Fund Drive is DPl’s
means of raising moneyto support
its many services and programs.
DPl’s membership consists of
(Turn to Pago A2S)
Four Sections
China’s per capita incomes continue to rise in the years
ahead, meat consumption may well increase even more
rapidly than that”
Strict vegetarians, according to Avery, make only a
small percentage of total U.S. population. For the world,
instead of a greater population switching to a vegetarian
diet “things are going rapidly in the other direction."
Also, many of the so-called “third-world” countries
such as India and Indonesia are accelerating economi
cally to where there is a larger middle class. With the
income that results, more demand an expensive, high
protein diet something delivered from intensive live
(Tum to Pago A 36)
Nutrient Management
Board Work Progresses
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) The IS-member Nutrient
Advisory Board on Wednesday
forged ahead in reviewing infor
mation for use in advising the state
Conservation Commission as it
develops regulations for the state
Nutrient Management Act.
The final regulations are to be in
effect July 1995.
While the April meeting of the
board went beyond scheduled time
as board members bogged down
on the issue of “flexibility” in reg
ulations, talks Wednesday seemed
to resolve some of the concerns of
some of the members, although
other concerns were brought out
more succincdy.
Working the Registered Belgian horses on the Pequea
Valley farm of the Elmer Lapp family is Lillie (Lapp) Martin.
The Lapp family will host the Draft Horse and Mule Progress
Days sponsored by the American Association in June. See
Everett Newswanger, managing editor’s story and photo
essay on Page A3O.
$19.75 Per Year
Discussions on Wednesday held
little floor-time to criticism of
DER as had been the situation
last month and seemed to allow
members to proceed to relevant
Members were given presenta
tions of current practices by the
USDA Soil Conservation Service
in issuing its coopetator soil con
servation plans, and an update on
pilot efforts to implement a One-
Plan Concept.
The One-Plan Concept was
introduced last year and a signat
ory event held during the Penn
State Ag Progress Days.
The concept of the plan is to
mesh all existing agriculturally
(Turn to Pag* A 35)