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Vol. 40 NO. 8
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) A lot of “rules” changed
in 1994, in more than one way.
Unless the rest of this winter
exceeds last year’s heavy snow
falls and iqy storms, the begin
ning of 1994 can be expected to be
used as a benchmark, or a rule, for
describing a bad winter storm.
The year started with one of the
worst series of winter storms to hit
Richard Bohn, Armstrong World Industries executive, Is shown with some of the
more prized exhibits of his 500-plus piece collection of model and toy dairy animals.
Included In the photo are from left, front, Hereford cow and calf by Royal Dalton; small
Jersey cow by Beswick, large Jersey true-type cow from the Isle of Man by John Har
per; English Longhorn with figure by Aynsby; Wild White Park cow and calf and Char
olals bull by Beswick, and Milking Shorthorn by John Harper.
Back from left, Double Muscled Belgian Blue, Belted Galaway, and Slmmental lim
ited edition bull models by Harper, and center, Holstein model by Andrea.
Industrial Executive Develops Memorial
To Farmer Father With Model Cow Collection
Managing Editor
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) You wouldn’t think the
education manager of employee
benefits at Armstrong World
Industries would have anything to
do with, or know anything about,
cows. But it can safely be said that
Richard Bohn, SS, knows cows
because he has more than 500 (he
actually lost count of how many)
cows in his house east of the the
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1994: A Year Of Changing Rules
the state in recent times, locking
people in homes for days.
Roofs collapsed under the heavy
concentrated mix of snow and
freezing rain which exceeded
stress weights on a number of
buildings, or building additions.
Roads, such as Rt 30 through
Lancaster were locked under a
thick covering of ice for days.
Vehicles left stuck in the snow
along the berms of highways after
minor and major accidents were
Of course these are model and
toy cows of all sizes and from
world-wide destinations. They eat
nothing and create no morning and
evening chores because they are
made of porcelain, china, ceram
ics, metal, wood, cardboard, cho
colate. wax, composition, chalk,
Celluloid, plastic, and wood. Some
are in books and some are in pic
tures on the wall
They make no noise. But they do
Lancaster Forming, Saturday, December 31, 1994
common sights.
Road surfaces were so covered
over with snow and ice that the
only way to determine the proper
lanes of travel on major routes was
to follow tire tracks grooved in the
trails cut by plows.
A lot of snow plows have been
sold since.
The unusually heavy, late snow
cover insulated the ground, and
certain insects became more of a
problem in the spring.
take up a lot of display space in the
living room, bedroom, Idtchen and
basement Oh yes, on the mailbox
in front of the house too. All have
one thing in common: they look
like real cows.
“I limit my hobby of cow col
lecting to those that look like
cows,” Bohn said. “For me, it has
to be realistic. I don’t like Miles in
the back and the cute look. Cows
have a certain dignity about them,
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Some fruit growers also suf
fered not only from tree damage.
For example, there was virtually
no peach crop. Thrips almost
destroyed the yield and quality of
some large strawberry fields.
However, the wetness and cool-
Mifflin County
Holds Annual Meeting
Mifflin Co. Correspondent
LEWISTOWN (Mifflin Co.)
It was a plea for thoughtful leader
ship, said Dr. Herbert Cole, profes
sor of agricultural sciences at Penn
State, after his talk to members and
friends at the Mifflin County
Cooperative Extension Associa
tion annual dinner meeting.
With all that agriculture is fac
ing, Cole said his message was an
appeal for agriculture to chart its
own future through careful plan
ning and leadership.
Cole said Pennsylvania’s largest
industry is undergoing a tremen
dous amount of change and the
challenge is to see if we will accept
the challenge to chart our own
With less than two percent of
the people in the U.S. involved in
production agriculture and more
and more people moving to the
Thinking Of The Farm Show
At this time of year in Pennsylvania a large number of farmers and
agribusiness people think about the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Every
one at Lancaster Farming joins this thinking.
In this issue we get a jump on our coverage. Starting on page Cl, the
interview with the Bennecoff Family in Berks County is the first of a
number of on-farm interviews with farmers who plan to bring livestock,
produce, and home-made items to the 79th State Farm Show.
Also this week on pages Al7-A2l we have the layout of the show
buildings and the judging and meeting schedules. This will help you in
your advance planning to visit the show.
Next week is our annual Farm Show Issue with many on-farm fea
tures, expanded coverage of the highlights of the show, and advertising
messages from the commercial exhibitors who invite you to visit them
during the show. In addition, meeting and judging schedules are fea
tured along with the building layout.
Judging starts on Friday, but the show does not open to the public
until Saturday, January 7. To accommodate our early publication date to
meet the opening of the Farm Show, we have early deadlines for adver
tising and news stories for the January 6 issue. They are as follows:
• Office closed for New Years Holiday Monday 1/2.
• Public Sale Ads 5 p.m., Friday, 12/30.
• Mailbox Markets 5 p.m., Friday, 12/30.
• General News Noon, Wednesday, 1/4.
• Classified Section C Ads 5 p.m., Tuesday, 1/3.
• All Other Classifieds 9 a.m„ Wednesday, 1/4.
Four Sections
ness of later summer helped sweet
com become probably as much of
a bumper crop as ever, causing
lower than normal local market
After the wet spring, and favor
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country, farmers need to protect
their right to farm.
“There are already laws in some
areas that forbid farm machinery
on the roads at certain times. There
are odor restrictions. Non-farm
neighbors have preconceived ideas
as to what a farm is. Who will
determine acceptable farming
Cole believes so strongly in the
importance of ag awareness that he
serves on the board of Pennsylva
nia Foundation for Better Living,
the group that sponsors Ag in the
Classroom. He cites a survey of
seventh and eighth graders who
could follow the food chain only as
far as the supermarket, and in
another stale, a high-profile offi
cial is known to have said, “Why
all the concern over agriculture?
We have supermarkets.” With
results such these. Cole said,
they have no way of understanding
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