Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 11, 1995, Image 1

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    Vol. 40 NO. 14
Managing Editor
Co.) The annual meeting of the
Pennsylvania State Council of
Farm Organizations was held
Monday afternoon in the Capitol
building prior to the annual recep
tion for Pennsylvania legislators.
The reception is held each year as
an informal meeting of political
forces and has become known as
Governor Yet To Announce
New Ag Secretary Nominee
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) —As of Friday morning,
there still was no decision
announced by Gov. Tom Ridge as
to whom would be nominated to
serve as the state’s next secretary
of agriculture.
According to John Taylor, Gov.
Ridge’s deputy press secretary,
Taylor was not informed of the
progress, or at what stage in the
selection process the governor’s
transition team is, in choosing a
nominee for secretary of
Although several names of
prominent people in the stale’s
agricultural community have been
circulating throughout speculative
circles, and at least a couple people
have confirmed that they have
been in contact with the transition
After the first snow of the season arrived last weekend, gale-fore*winds
later blew a lot of the snow from the fields into the roadways. For several
days this caused a continuous battle for the snowplows. But all was calm
Thursday in this mid-morning snow scene. While pointing north from the
604 Per Copy
England Named Head Of State Farm Council
the Keystone Cornucopia. State
commodity groups, farm busines
ses, and farm organizations sup
port this event
In the business meeting, Laura
England, Atlantic Dairy Coopera
tive and a former member of the
Lancaster Farming editorial staff,
was elected president. England
succeeds retiring president Robert
Gabel, Eastern Milk Producers. In
addition, Earl Fink, Pennsylvania
team in connection with the selec
tion process, no one involved with
the actual selection process has
confirmed or denied the prospects
of any one individual.
In die meantime, Walt Peechat
ka, a non-partisan deputy secretary
with intimate knowledge of the
workings of the department and its
prdgrams, has been serving as act
ing secretary.
Pork Expo Wednesday
Lancaster Fanning Staff
LEBANON (Lebanon Co.)
Better facilities, improved lunch
accommodations, more exhibit
space, and a variety of programs to
help promote ‘ ‘The Other Burger’ ’
will be spotlighted next Wednes
day at die annual Keystone Pork
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 11, 1995
Association of Milk Dealers was
elected vice president and Roxy
LeVan, Pennsylvania Farm
Bureau, was elected secretary/
Executive committee elections
include Pat Sueck, Agriculture
Awareness Foundation; George
Stambaugh, Eastern Milk Produc
ers Cooperative; Maria Van Hekk
en, Rodale Institute, and Sam
Sherk, PennAg Industries.
Peechatka had said last week
that he was not informed about a
time table for the selection, but that
he was asked to serveas acting sec
retary to ensure that the depart
ment would continue to function
and carry out its mission uninter
rupted by the lack of an
administration-picked secretary.
As of Friday, the governor
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Expo at the Lebanon Valley Expo
The Keystone Pork Expo (for
merly called the Keystone Pork
Congress) was moved from the
previous site, at the Penn Harris
Inn in Camp Hill, to the new loca
tion. The move puts the Expo
‘ 'closer to the epicenter of hog pro
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A large portion of the meeting
was devoted to approving and
updating resolutions. Because of
the large number, the last half of
the proposed resolutions was held
for the next meeting in April.
Ed Snook from Lycoming County took home some first
place ribbons in the Pennsylvania Corn Club’s annual pro
duction contest. See how Snook does it and read about a lot
more state and national corn news in the special section in
this Issue called “Com talk.”
most recent winds that touched it, even the windwheel was still on this
Amish farm along Musser School Road in Lancaster County between Leola
and New Holland. Photo by Evaratt Nawawangar, managing adftor. *
Six Sections
In other business, Sen. Rodger
Madigan and Charles Brocious
were supported for re-election to
the board of trustees of Penn State
University, and Ross Omer, Jr.,
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