Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 27, 1994, Image 1

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Vol. 39 No. 42
National Breeders Hold Convention In Pennsylvania
Managing Editor
HERSHEY (Dauphin
Co.) In the opening session of
the National Association of Ani
mal Breeders 48th annual conven
tion, H. Louis Moore, professor of
ag economics at Penn State, gave
Snider Dairyman Of Year At World Expo
MADISON, Wis. —The World
Dairy Expo is recognizing four
individuals for outstanding agri
cultural leadership. They’ll be
Obie Snider at home in trie dairy bam.
Tobacco Growers Worry About Tax Proposals, Prices For Crop
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) A lot of tobacco growers
“are holding their breath at this
point” while rumors persist about
taxes on products going up dramat
ically. If so, growers and markets
could be hit hard, according to Lar
ry Weaver, president of the Pen
nsylvania Tobacco Growers
About 125 growers and other
industry representatives were on
hand at a meeting Monday night at
the Penn State Research Station
near Landisville to discuss the
future of the industry and hear
about the proposed tax increases.
Included were members of the
association, which supports 1,100
growers, mostly in Lancaster
County, according to Weaver.
Prices for tobacco at auction and
in private sales have been declin
ing steadily through the years, and
this steady decline has worried
many tobacco growers, who raise
the county’s number me cash
crop, estimated at about 9,800
acres with a value of more than $2l
The Clinton Health Care prop
osals are particularly frightening,
since the proposals will make
those who use tobacco products
pay for national health care. And
this means substantial increases in
the cost of cigarettes and other
tobacco products.
At the meeting. U.S. Rep.
Robert S. Walker (R-16th) spoke
in defense of the tobacco industry
about the tax proposals. Walker
said that the revenue from tobacco
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his views on the economy and how
it relates to agriculture.
Tin bullish on the economy,”
Moore said. ‘'lnterest rates are
positive even though they will like
ly creep up. Inflation is good news;
food prices and supplies are good
because farmers are producing
honored at the 28th annual World
Dairy Expo, Oct S-9, in Madison,
Wis. These outstanding dairy lead
ers include:
The tobacco harvest in Lancaster County has prog*
rsssad rapidly this weak as farmers rush to get the maturing
crop into the sheds.before wet weedier diseases reduce
quality and production. In the photo, oh the Ruben Stoltzfus
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 27, 1994
more than w 6 need to eat; unem
ployment is not too bad, and busi
ness and consumer confidence is
On the negative side, Moore said
the cost of entitlements (social sec
urity and other things government
can do nothing about) are high and
• Dairyman of the Year—Obie
Snider, Imler.
• Dairy Woman of the Year
Bonnie Jo Ayars, Mechanicsburg,
• Industry Person of the Year—
W. Terry Howard, Madison, Wis.
• International Person of the
Year John Edward Moffit,
Newcastle-Upon Tyne, United
The top Dairyman of the Year is
68-year-old Obie Snider, a “gent
leman, a professional with the
highest standards, a top breeder of
registered Holsteins, an interna
tional servant for the dairy industry
and agriculture in general...,”
according to Arthur Nesbitt, presi
dent of Nasco International, Inc.
Snider owns and operates Sing
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growing. Social security cost $319
billion in 1994 and was 20. S per
cent of federal spending.
In addition, the world is in a
recession; Congress is having sec
ond thoughts about health care;
Floyd Jones, Convoy, Ohio, light, receives a 50-year
award from DuWayne KottfNAMl board chairman. Even
after 50 years of service, Jones is still employed as a technl
clon for COBA/Select Sires, Inc.
farm north of Intarcourse Tuesday afternoon, Larry and
Chad Stoltzfus handle the large, heavy lath of tobacco while
Clint Stewart drives tractor. The Stoltzfus family farm 11
acres and are about half done with their harvest.
Four Sections
world unrest has caused hot spots
around the world, and domestic
and foreign policies are weak.
But Moore said the farm outlook
is “better than some have per
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