Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 11, 1994, Image 1

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    r '. ’ |" j 3YLVANIA STATE'
Vol. 39 No. 31
Tioga Co. Correspondent
With more and more women ad
Build Lab
Managing Editor
MANHEIM (Lancaster
Co.) The board of directors of
the Lancaster DHIA voted Tues
day evening to construct a milk
sample testing laboratory at the
home of Jay Mylin, manager.
The idea behind the move is to
provide quick tum-around on
information obtained from the
milk sample. With the close pro
ximity of the laboratory to the local
supervisors, samples can be
brought to the lab the same day
they are taken. By running the
sample each day, the test results
can be transferred to Raleigh by
compulcr/tciephone, processed
and returned to Manheim by even
ing. Theoretically, on herds close
to the lab, the reports could be
available to the herd owner the
same day the sample was taken.
More likely, the reports will be
mailed to the farmer the next
At present the Lancaster associ
ation has 59,000 cows on test with
an average of 47,000 samples per
month. Mylin emphasized that
they were getting quality service at
Mid-East and before that at Pen
nsylvania. But this move became
feasible because of the reduced
time and effort needed to fransport
samples. The local association
plans to continue the present work
ing relationship with Mid-East for
quality certification.
Testing the milk close-by
reminds older dairymen of earlier
times when each “tester” did his
own lab work on the farm and had
the information available for the
owner the same day. With a close
lab and modem transfer of infor
mation, the short tum-around time
for information back to the dairy
men can be now accomplished
BVD Update:
Get Serious
On Biosecurity
Co.) —On May 16, 1994, the
Field Investigation Unit (FIU),
part of the Animal Diagnostic
Laboratory (ADL) at Penn State,
was contacteid by a county agent in
northwestern Pennsylvania
regarding possible multiple, herd
problems with a virulent disease,
likely Bovine Virus Diarrhea
The lab noted that a herd had
been diagnosed with BVD in an
adjoining county. The regional
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609 Per Copy
Butler First Woman On Pa. DfflA Board
vancing-beyond the home to make
their mark in the world, it was on
ly a matter of time before the state
DHIA seated its fust woman on
Lancaster Tobacco Industry
May Be Taxed Out Of Existence
Managing Editor
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) The president of Lancas
ter Leaf Tobacco Company,
Claude Martin, told a group of far
mers and agri-business leaders that
the proposed taxes in President
Clinton’s health care package
would wipe out the tobacco indus
try in Lancaster County.
i<- Farmers were busy planting tobacco this week, but an industry leader says taxes
maMforce the local Industry out of existence. This Lancaster County farm scene was
rewded Monday afternoon on N. Shirk Road, northwest of New Holland. Photo by
timtt Nawawangar, managing adttor.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 11, 1994
the board. Marian Butler is that
Elected in January and seated
officially in April, this slender
Marian Butler cares for one of her registered Holstein cows.
Speaking at the Ag Issues Forum
Thursday morning, Martin said
that based on industry statistics, the
price increase that would be
needed from the hidden tax propos
als in the national health care plan
would make the cigar and chewing
tobacco industry “go away.” And
he predicted that much of the
cigarette industry would move off
woman with short, no-nonsense
hair and large eyes that seem to
take in everything represents Dis
trict 18 which includes Tioga, Pot-
Martin said the proposed taxes
include increases of: 10,417% on
chewing tobacco; 3,472% on
snuff; 3,333% on cigars; 1,852%
on pipe tobacco, and 313% on
cigarettes. “If they continue to
restrict and lax tobacco products to
the extent they propose, farmers in
Lancaster County will need to look
for another source of revenue,”
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Four Sections
ter, and McKean counties.
Butler came to the board well
prepared, having paid her dues at
the local level as a bookkeeper and
treasurer for three years before her
county, Tioga, merged with the
state board.
Since that merger, the local as
sociation became known as the
Tioga County DHIA Advisory
Council, maintaining a board of
12 members, which still includes
Malian. She is also on the Techni
cians Training and Certification
Advisory Committee, a position
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Thrips May
Cause Berry
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) An apparent heavy infes
tation of Eastern Flowers Thrips
(EFT) has been discovered and
identified throughout Lancaster
County and may be evident in
many other counties, though infor
mation is yet 100 insufficient to
make any kind of accurate deter
mination as to the extent the pest
has spread.
According to Lancaster County
Extension Horticulluralist Bruce
Hcllcrick, he discovered the infes
tation after receiving a request to
inspect some commercial straw
berry fields that had malformed,
dull and unthrifty fruit and some
what damaged plants.
The producers had requested the
help when they became stymied at
the apparent lack of a cause for the
That is a sign of the almost
invisible thrips; a type of insect
that requires a strong hand lens to
delect, or a knowledge of what to
look for with the naked eye.
In fact, those who are attempt
ing to determine the cause and
extent of damage said Thursday
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Should Control
Peach Borer,
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Having survived a brutal
winter that devastated the peach
crop statewide, commercial grow
ers face yet more potential adver
saries - peach tree borers and
But since little of the crop bore
Iruit for this season like the say
mggocs, “if you’re given a lemon,
make lemonade” growers can
use the heart ot the harvest season
to effectively deal with the pest
That was the message delivered
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