Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 28, 1994, Image 143

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Co.) To help preserve farm
land, Pennsylvania’s Clean and
Green law lets farmers pay taxes
on the agricultural value of their
land instead of its higher develop
ment value. But it also cuts local
tax revenues, said a Penn State re
“Some of Pennsylvania’s best
farmland is at risk of develop
ment,” said Dr. Tim Kelsey, as
sistant professor of agricultural
economics. “Act 319, also known
as Clean and Green, was enacted
in 1974 to help farmers keep real
property taxes in line with their in
come. Even if farmland is not phy
sically affected by neighboring
developments, higher property
values mean higher taxes.”
Kelsey calculated tax revenues
lost because of Clean and Green as
well as millage rate increases
necessary to offset these losses us
ing data on participation in the act
in 1991. That year, 4S of the
state’s 67 counties had partici
pants. More than 42,000 people
and more than 3.7 million acres
were enrolled in the program.
‘The average county govern
ment with Clean and Green parti
cipants lost 3.S percent of its real
property tax revenue and 1.2 per
cent of its total revenue because of
the program,” Kelsey said. “These
impacts varied dramatically
across counties, municipalities
and school districts.
“Fulton County, for example,
lost a larger share of its total re
venue 8.9 percent than any
other county, even though it is un
der less development pressure
than many counties,” said Kelsey.
“On average, county millage
rates would have risen 0.51 mills,
and municipal millage rates would
have risen 0.26 mills,” Kelsey
said. “School district millage rates
also would have risen because of
Clean and Green. This means the
average owner of a house with a
market value of $50,000 located in
a county with Clean and Green
participants pays an additional
$38.12 in local property taxes
each year.”
Clean and Green seems to im-
10001 b Vet mixer, Ihp,
S/P, V G S , $550 080
12HP Gravely. 30” & 40"
heads, sulky, $l5OO, PMC
orchard sprayer, 500 gal.,
Deutz engine, 32” fan, re
built pump, $4OOO, NH
grinder mixer #355, excel-
«nt condition, ext. auger,
$3500, rototiller for old
style 110 or 112 JD. used
very little 717/677-8881
1948 JD A, $1200; 1955 JD
60, $lBOO, 15* MF gram
head, wood bat, floating
bar, $2OOO, JD 4400 com
bine diesel, 2100 hours,
w/o head. $3400
215/593-6043 after Bpm
1973 Ford cattle truck
w/12’ body; Kagle Trailer
held sprayer w/45 ft.
booms, 500 gal. tank, hy
draulic pump. Stump
Acres, York Co.
Does ‘Clean And Green *
Act Affect Taxes?
pose a large burden in certain
areas, but are these unfair? The
jury is still out “Some people ar
gue that the real property tax is un
fair to farmers." Kelsey said.
“Fanners at all income levels gen
erally pay around 10 percent of
their household income on real
property taxes, while nonfarm
households pay a smaller and
smaller share as their income ris
es. Programs like Clean and Green
help to correct that”
■Raising taxes to make up for
these losses shifts the burden from
participating farmers onto other
taxpayers. “How these costs arc
distributed may be more unfair
than the size of the costs them
selves," Kelsey said. “Some com
munities suffer large impacts even
though they are under little devel
opment pressure.
“People living in Clean and
Green communities pay the pro
gram’s costs, even though all tax-
Lackawanna County To Join
Farmland Protection Program
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
The Pennsylvania Agricultural
Land Preservation Board has
approved easement purchases for
six farms in four counties, includ
ing the first easement purchase in
Lackawanna County.
As a result of the Board’s
action, 60S acres of prime farm
land were protected from develop
ment in Columbia, Erie, York, and
Lackawanna counties.
“We’re very pleased to have
Lackawanna County as a part of
the Farmland Protection Prog
ram,” said State Agriculture Sec
retary and Board Chairman Boyd
E. Wolff. “There are some good
farms in that county that are being
threatened by development.”
Under the Farmland Protection
Program, which began in 1989,
the stale and counties purchase
development rights to guarantee
that their farms will remain as
agricultural land. Individual land
owners apply to county Agricul
tural Land Preservation Boards.
If approved for possible ease-
ftUjVsgu.TßAPe OB BEWT through the
PHONE: 717-626-1164 or 717-394-3047
FAX 717-733-6088
Mon.. Tue... Wed.. Frl. 8 AM to 8 PM; Thure. 7 AM to 8 PM
(1)3000 & (1)9000 Gal. SS
nitrogen storage tanks.
703/639-2262, after Bpm
1982 IH 1460 combine,
2500 hours, w/820 15' flex
head, excellent condition,
$33,500 (717)627-7381
1984 John Deere 6620
Side Hill with 215 Flex
Head. Shed Kept, Well
1990 Champion I Ellis Key
stone thrasher, Union cut
ter 3Vi Heebner.
1991 CASE/IH-485 3pt
540&1000 PTO Shuttle
Trans 2-Valves 16 SGPM
Pump 16.9X28 & 900X10
Turf-Tiros ROPS w/
Canopy 120 Hrs $14900;
1975 CASE 580-B Tractor-
Loader Cab Power Shuttle
$5900, 1970 FARMALL
504 2pt Live PTO TA
IOOOHrs $3900, 1982 INT
284 Diesel 3pt PTO Turf-
Tires 5' Woods Belly-
Mower $6900.
1947 John Deere A; Ford
8N 717-336-2497 after
1993 JD tractor model
5300, 4WD, 329 hours; S'
Browns tree cutter
215/395-3213 8 30-4.30.
230 Butler Oswalt station
ary mixer w/electromc
scales. (717)258-6010
2840 JD tractor w/cab,
18 4x38 tires, $B,BOO
Vicon fertilizer spreader
$650 JD 3800 harvester
w/heads, $2,000.
(2)AC Silage Wagons, 2
Beater w/Web
(2)Case 930 CK diesel trac
tors; 500 Case; IH 660
diesel. WD9, WOR9; L
Case, pulley and steel
available. New and used
parts for Case 500,930, IH
WD9. Older tractors re
paired. WANT' Pulley for
930 Starter for 930, 1030,
970,500,900 parts tractor.
Noble RD., Kirkwood, PA
payers benefit from the program.
Other states with similar programs
shift the costs from local taxing
districts* onto the state’s income
tax base. Pennsylvania currently
does not do this, so rural residents
pay a disproportionate share of the
program’s costs.”
Preserving farmland might be
worth the cost, but the benefits are
hard to measure accurately, and
there is no consensus on how ef
fective programs like Clean and
Green are in preserving farmland,
Kelsey said.
A new publication from Penn
State’s College of Agricultural
Sciences explores this issue in
more detail. For a free copy of
“Farmland Preservation in Penn
sylvania: The Impact of ‘Clean
and Green’ on Local Governments
and Taxpayers,” Extension Circu
lar 411, contact the Penn State Co
operative Extension office in your
mem purchase, the county boards
may request state funding partici
pation. Counties may participate
jointly with the state in easement
purchases or may purchase ease
ments outright themselves.
Following are the properties
approved, listed by county, owner,
township, acreage and purchase
• Columbia Gene C. Miller,
Locust Township. 103 acres, $96,
• Erie Lee E. and Mary E.
Payne, Elk Creek Township, 92
acres, $83,095.
• Erie Kenneth N. and Shir
ley J. Rogers, Elk Creek Town
ship, 45 acres. $40,662.
• Erie Jackson J., Margaret
A.. Douglas H., and Catherine J.
Yost, Venango Township, 161
acres, SI 12,788.
• Lackawanna Floyd and
Rita Thomas, Madison Township,
31 acres, $49,628.
• York willard and Ina Kil
gore, Lower Chanceford Town
ship, 173 acres, $172,048.
13 6x38 tractor chains,
$135; M Farmall $950, JD
5-16 semi-mount 3pt plow
w/hillside hitch, $275
(2) Goodyear tires and
tubes, 18 4-34, '/« rubber,
no breaks, $l5O/pair or
$lOO/each 717/297-2838
300 MF combine, diesel
engine, cab, 13' floating
gram head, #24 2RW corn
head, quick attach
338 JD Square Baler, Ex
cellent Condition Will De
liver in PA (606)348-4513
36' NH elevator, good
shape, $925. New Pequea
12ton tandem axle $1,600
AC SB reset plow, $7OO
3pt. 4X 16" JD plow, $425;
4X 14’ Model 311 Int. semi
mounted plow, fast hitch,
can be made to 3pt hitch,
$550 717/323-9097.
428 JD hay and grain ele
vator. 48', PTO driven/ mo
tor available, shed kept,
good condition, $1,400
460 D IH Tractor, WF,
Good Rubber Harford
County, MD
460 Int Tractor with quick
drawbar, 6 cylinder
50hp Leroy rotary screw air
compressor, cabinet en
closed, $4OOO
50” rototiller, 3pth. 6'xlo'
enclosed trailer TracVac
grass system Antique
Wheelhorse garden trac
tor (717)442-4279
5' Woods finishing mower,
3pt, Int combine model 80,
Super A cultivators
674 Int Diesel, good rub
ber, good running tractor
6' Bushhog Rotary Mower.
$9OO. (717)677-7752.
(6) JD 3 bushel soybean
boxes for corn planter.
UncMttf Farming, Saturday, May 28, 1994>D7
709 Uni 4WD, 717 com
bine, 767 chopper. 763
head, 737 husker, 744
head, good condition
#7O NH Bale thrower, ex
cellent condition, $l2OO
080, NH baler twine,
$l9 30/bale. Kirkwood Re
pair. 717/529-3299
Thp Troy tiller, pull start,
great shape, $BOO.
AC 185, diesel, field ready
& nice, $6,500
AC B lights, starter, hy
draulics, w/2-way plow and
new style cultivator. Real
nice condition, $1,925
Lancaster County
AC-B Tractor & Cult, Good
Cond (215)750-0689
Nights. $llOO
AC CA lights, starter, hy
draulics, snap coupler w/
cultivator, paint and tires
real good, $1,875 Lancas
ter County (717)336-2031
PARTS Just arrived for
parts AC TL-14 loader w/
very good AC-262 gas en
gine, axles and spindles
are same as Case W-9. All
parts available.
PO. Box 407 RT 29
Palm, PA 18070
Air Blast Sprayer Tifone
200, w/Valute SO gallon,
excellent for vegetable and
turf, used very little
Att 12' haybine owners, 10
wheel, V rake, $1,275
Landoll 7T 3pt chisel plow
(no springs) $325. New JD
32* ripper spikes $l5O
Gohl 115 grinder mixer
(bad gear box) $225 080
cab, standard hoe. $8,500
cab. E-Hoe, municipality
owned. $12,500
B AC w/LS9 belly mower
w/starter, lights, hyd foot
brakes & good tires
Bachtold hi-wheel, weed
and brush cutler, Bhp,
Briggs engine, 30' cutting
blade, used 8 hrs., $B5O
BELTING We specialize in
flat belting, cut to order,
baler throwers, self unload
ing wagons, long table
blower belts. Franklin Co.
717-263-0573 NO Sunday
Befco rotary tillers, field
cultivators, rakes, teddars,
wood chippers, and round
bale choppers C W
Neider-hiser Sales,
Bush hog io- pun type
mowers, complete, set up
and ready to go, $3795
Taneytown Farm & Hard
ware. 410/751-1500
BUSH HOG 7' w/twm tail
wheels, original Bush Hog
not a copy, excellent,
$1,200 410-833-9091
Buffalo cultivator, 6R, 30"
w/tines and stand Willing
to sell at good price
CASE SC, new rubber,
LPTO, outlet, tn-cycle, runs
excellent, $1 ,850
Case 18458 skid loader,
1985 diesel, w/bucket and
pallet forks, 2 sets of
wheels, good condition,
$10,500 (717)752-7131
Case 1845 C Skid Loader,
only 1500 hours, new rub
ber, good condition
Case IH subsoller 5 ranks
w/sprmg resets, coulters w/
each rank, original points,
#l4 model, like new Rea
son for selling, health
Berks Co 215/679-9266.
Caterpillar 2 ton, 1928, re
storable condition, com
plete , $ 1,500
Cincinnati mechanical
brake, 10'x135 ton w/air
counter balance, angle
brackets and 5" stroke Call
Steve 410-325-7900. Balti
more, MD.
Cole 2R seed planter, 3ph
w/6 sets of plates, $795,4'
plastic laying machine w/
insecticide applicator drip
irrigation attachment w/rotl
carrier, $495
717-456-7205 Delta area
355, excellent condition.
$16,000 410-833-9091
Cultivator tractor like Allis
Chalmers G, home made
on steel, VW engine, $350
717/524-4856 No Sunday
Calls please
Culvert Pipe, 10'x40',
$650 717/354-3105.
Custom standard loader
material buckets, $9O/per
foot 717-672-3139
David Bradley Hay Rake,
VG Condition, Rubber
Good, Extra Teeth. York
County $250
Detroit diesels 353 good
condition $l3OO, 371 re
built condition $2BOO, 471
as is, Peerless batteries
750 cranking amps $35.
Smuckers Repair Shop, 94
Summit Hill Dr.. Strasburg,
PA 17579, 717/687-8266
around Sam
Deutz Diesel Engine, five
cylinder, model FSL9I2,
w/#3 bell housing and fly
wheel. $1250. Wallis
Generators 800/231-2968
DISC ATHENS 12' plowing
disc, $l,OOO/offer
ING Drastically reduced
for quick sale JD 4430
$ll,OOO JO 3010 gas,
$3,000 Washington Co,
MD, no Sunday calls,
Dion 609 Hay Turner,
Good Condition
Dismantling for Parts Hun
dreds of farm tractors new
and old several JD 2 cylin
ders also dozers and track
loaders Call for any part
you might need Atkins
Tractor Salvage Union WV
24983 Phone
PARTS 4-108 Perkins and
Ford 3 Cyl 201 Cid Diesel
Engines, S6SOG Satoh and
155 Yanmar Tractor, L 553
New Holland and 342, 330,
440, Mustang Skidloaders;
New and Used Parts for
Kubota and Wisconsin En
gines, Complete Repairs
on Skidloaders Including
Hydrostatic GD Equip
ment (717)859-3533
ELEVATOR, Corn & hay,
$lOO, woodsplitter, JD
4-ton, $425, barrels 55 gal
plastic, ong used for food
concentrates, $lO/each,
trailers- 4x5 $4O, 4xB $4O,
ladders- 24' ext wood,
$35, 6' stepladder com
mercial grade wood, $l5,
fuel tanks- 275 gal $25
717/382-4756 after spm
FARMALL C w/loader, tn,
$1,200 410-833-9091
bucket loader, nice,
original, good rubber,
$1,850 410-833-9091
Farmall 544 Diesel Tricycle
3Pt, New Tires and Paint,
Excellent, $5500
Farmall 560 diesel engine,
excellent condition, $l9OO
Farmall 706 NF fast hitch
rough Nice JD 609 mower,
new paint Rhino 7 tooth
chisel plow
Farmall Cub, 60" belly
mower, $lBOO 080
Farmall Cub, excellent
condition, belly mower,
plow, cultivators, cuthar
row, snowplow, one horse
drawn mower with steel
wheels 609/268-0088