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    Case IH Introduces New Combine To Local Dealers
LEBANON (Lebanon Co.)
Fifty regional Case IH dealers
from a five-state area met at the
Lebanon Fairgrounds last Thurs
day and Friday to leant about the
new inovations in their products
for 1995. The unveiling of the new
Case IH 2100 Series Axial-Flow
combines was one of the special
events at the meeting. The 2100
Series Axial-Flow combines fea
ture an all-new cab as well as
upgraded electronics, hydraulics,
and power train.
Harold Bower, area sales mana
ger, said the meetings were held to
introduce the new features of the
equipment and give sales and tech
nical training to the dealers.
For more than two years. Case
has brought owners of Case IH and
competitive brands of combines to
us combine manufacturing plant in
East Moline, 111., to review the
design and construction of its
Managing Editor
Co.) The annual meeting of
Mt. Joy
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cooperatives, and remember
from whom prosperity comes.”
In general, the membership
received a higher price per hun
dredweight for its milk this past
year, as well as marketing more
milk than ever.
The cooperative also received a
better contract for its leased tractor
rigs, both on the straight lease
price and the mileage rate which
adds toa savings of slo,ooofor the
year, according to Earl Dehmey,
fieldman and manager for the
Additionally, a new' fleet of
Peterbuilt tractors are being
leased, with the Ryder Co. taking
back the 1993 models. According
to Dehmey, Ryder has been very
pleased with the maintenance and
care of the leased equipment, and
thus is rewarding that with newer
vehicles to lease, while it uses the
other ones in another part of its
rental business.
An extra tractor is being added
to the nine the cooperative has
used, to bring the number of trac
tors up to 10, because of the
increased in membership.
Further, Dehmey said that not a
drop of the cooperatives milk was
dumped because of last winter’s
storms, despite the fact that drivers
and farmers had some close calls
and tricky situations.
It was also announced that the
cooperative has sold its Mt. Joy
office and has purchased a tract of
land just outside the borough’s
boundary lines on which to con
struct a building for an office, rest
rooms, work area, and a two-bay
garage for trucks.
In fact, part of the change to the
bylaws which were the original
ones passed when the cooperative
was founded in 1934, according to
the legal representative briefing
the membership on the changes
was made so that the cooperative
can build its headquarters outside
of the borough lines. The original
bylaws restricted the location to
within the borough’s borders.
Work on the new headquarters
is expected to begin this spring.
Occupancy is anticipated to occur
during the summer. In the mean
time, the cooperative is renting the
offices it sold.
According to a note in the
machines. Case has also sent engi
neers and manufacturing person
nel into the field with dealers and
customers to gather information
and feedback about equipment
performance and features. Cus
tomer imput obtained from these
activities has been used to develop
the new line of combines.
Attending the dealer meeting
were C.B. Hoober, Intercourse;
Hoober Equipment, Middletown,
Del.; Eckroth Bro., New Ringold;
H & E Equipment, Dover, Del.;
Elliott Equipment and Hardware,
Easton, Md; Carlisle Farm Ser
vice, Carlisle; Chambersburg
Farm Equipment, Chambersburg;
Leatherbury Equipment, Cheriton,
Va.; White’s Farm Supply, Canas
tota, N.Y.; J. C. Lucas, Cazenovia,
N.Y.; Columbia Tractor Inc.,
Claverack, N.Y.; Ashland Imple
ment, Inc. Richmond, Va.
Atlantic District Three Meeting Held
District 3 of the Atlantic Dairy
Cooperative was held Tuesday.
Robert McSparran, director, said
that ADC continued to pay over
Farmers Cooperative
cooperative’s financial statement,
the cooperative paid $38,891 in
addition to an exchange of land
and buildings for land. The deal
was completed Dec. 28.
As far as the bylaws changes,
each member was provided a copy
of the proposed revisions in
advance of the banquet and
Additional changes to the
bylaws include a change in the
statement of the purpose of the
cooperative, which is to market
milk; to change the bylaws to pro
vide flexibility in setting when the
annual meeting can be held; to
increase the membership quorum
from IS percent membership to 25
percent; to change the nominating
process to allow committee
review; to increase the limit of the
amount of money the management
of the cooperative can borrow
without member approval from
$25,000, as set in 1934, to
$500,000; a change of three arti
cles to reflect modem federal tax
codes and provide details for how
profits are distributed to members,
and how tax liability is shared by
members; and a change so that the
liability for directors is such that
they can not be sued for acting in a
reasonable manner on behalf of the
It was also reported that the
level of required member equity
has been reduced significantly
over the past several years to its
current level of $5,028. Members
were also encouraged to use their
annual report in doing business to
show the strength of the organiza
tion to which they belong.
Dehmey also said that three
member-producers have expanded
their operations during the past
year, while 12 installed larger milk
tanks? in order to reduce the num
ber of tanker pickups required (it
reduces the cost for the producers
and the cooperative).
He said that the FDA spot check
rating for the cooperative was 91
percent (85 percent required), and
that another check is coming, so
members have to keep on top of
maintaining clean equipment and
proper procedures.
Dehmey also said that inspec
tion sheets are expected to change
slightly, and that before any mem
bers change things on the farm.
Fifty regional Case IH dealers from five states gather around a new 2100 Series
Axial-Flow combine at the Lebanon Fairgrounds. The dealers met for a sales and tech
nical Information meeting.
order premiums, but it is not a
guaranteed thing for the future.
‘The price of milk is not good,”
McSparran said. But it would have
they should give him a call, to
make sure that the proposed work
doesn’t create a problem for pass
ing inspection.
It was also announced that the
cooperative has undergone a
change in image it has adopted
a new farm sign which depicts a
cow at the top and a milk truck at
the bottom of the sign. The signs
are available through the
In other business, the coopera
tive’s top 10 producers were also
announced. The top five include
Kenneth Zurin, whose operation
produced 6,103,316 pounds of
milk; John Landis, 5,770,618
pounds; Arlin Benner, 3,791,401
pounds; Meadow Vista, 3,553,441
pounds; and Brubaker Brothers
(Luke and James), ,3,377,598
pounds of milk.
Overall, the cooperative
shipped 168,178,061 pounds of
milk in its 1994 fiscal year,
although thecooperative’sproduc
tion actually rose above that
because of the addition of
Four cooperators received rec
ognition for earning either a
10-cent per cwt., or a 20-cent per
cwt. premium for 12 consecutive
months. There were Harold Wit
mer, Lester Weaver, Kenneth
Zurin, and Alwine Farms. In addi
tion, 16 members were recognized
for earning premiums for 11 con
secutive months.
County Dairy Princess Amy
Espenshade, whose parents are
cooperative members, addressed
the group telling of her observa
tions of how urban sprawl has been
overtaking the landscape, putting
pressure on the farming communi
ty in many ways, in addition to low
milk prices and soaring overhead
costs, and expert-recommended
additional purchases of such items
as computers so fanners can stay
She said her parents’ farm has
been in her family for 125 years,
and she hopes it continues. How
ever, she said she expects the
strength of the cooperative to help
keep the farming community
viable in the area.
In other election results, Robert
Brandt was re-elected to the board
of directors.
been worse if you didn’t get the
over-order premium. We can’t
expect the rise in population to
continue to consume all the addi
tional milk we are producing. And
milk is comming from Texas and
New Mexico into Florida. I cannot
help but think this will put addi
tional pressure on milk supplies in
the east
Richard Norton, general mana
ger, MAMMA, the milk promotion
group, said activities for milk
promotion include advertising,
school food service, supermarket
promotion, public relations and
nutrition education. He said the
promotional campeign has taken
on the theme of “Milk, help your
self.” This is a continuation of the
“Milk, fitness you can drink,” and
“Milk, it does a body good.”
Robert Dever, CEO, Atlantic
Dairy Cooperative, said the
cooperative was successful in 1994
and noted that the trend was toward
larger processors. Ten processors
buy almost all of the milk produced
by Atlantic members, and five of
those large companies buy 75-80
percent of the milk.
Dever said this trend is expected
to continue, but said this was not
necessarly bad because these com
panies were using milk and milk
products as one of the segments of
The 50-year award was presented to Young Bro. From
left, Edward Zug, pres Idem; Ray Young, accepting the
award; and Robert McSparran, director.
the food distribution.
He predicted that milk prices
will be lower in 1995 from 1994
because of growing production and
excess of supply. He also said high
support prices from government
probably will be nonexistant in the
Young Bros, represented by Ray
Young accepted the 50 year mem
ber award. Little Briton Agii Supp
ly was award the top quality pre
mium award for meeting the qual
ity requirements for 12
consecutive months.
In the election of officers, and
delegates, the following members
were named. In the Delta Local,
Harry Bickel, president; Leonard
Greek, vice president; And David
Druck, secretaryAreasurer. Dele
gates are Bickel, delegate and
Greek alternate.
In the Southern Lancaster Local,
Scott Kreider, president; Millie
Widmann, vice president; and Jay
Ranck. secretary/treasurer. Dele
gates are Willis Nolt; Widmann;
Matthew Young; Glenn Aument;
James Long, Edward Zug; and Ray
Young. Alternates are. Jay Ranck;
James Hess; Dwayne Peifer;
Robert Wentworth; Ken Wiker;
Don Trimble: Bob Wagner; and
Carl Kreider.