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Vol. 40 No. 44
Pennsylvania Dairy Princesses prepare (or the upcoming pageant to be
held September 23 at the Sheraton Harrisburg East, Harrisburg. Front row,
from left, are Jennifer Teel, Wyoming-Lackawanna; Karen inhof, Chester;
Melanie Snyder, Clarlon-Vqpango; Bqpky Krlse, Jefferson; Amy Trimble, In
diana; and Heather Burridge, Susquehanna. Second row, Rachel Good
heart, Armstrong: Kristi Sohoffatall, Lebanon; Jolene H. HuHz, Tioga; Re
becca Klejka, Westmoreland; Natalia Welch, Pennsylvania Dairy Princess;
Jodi Codon, Bradford: Angela MumrAert, Yortt; Heather OberhoHzer, Lan
caster; and Carrie Hottenstem. SuHlvan. Third row. Wendy QlHcinson, Wan
Drought Watches, Warnings Have Farmers Concerned
Lancaster Earning Staff
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
—Unusually hoi, dry weather has
prompted the state lo issue drought
watches and warnings, which has
many fanners concerned.
For one thing, sources of water
for cattle from springs, creeks, and
shallow wells ate drying up.
For another, harvest of com sil
age has begun two to three weeks
ahead of schedule. In some loca
tions. harvest of high moisture
com is well under way.
For southcentral Pennsylvania,
August was a record dry month.
Out of the Middletown Airport,
The National Weather Service in
Harrisburg recorded only 0.53
inches of rain for August, die driest
August ever. Other counties are
well below normal to the month in
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precipitation, according to statis
tics complied by the Mid-Atlantic
River Forecast Center in
Abot. Lancaster is one of 43
counties placed under a draught
warning ss of Sept 1 fin the east
ern ponton of tee state, including
Potter, Cameron, Gearfield, Cam
Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Unites On Farm Policy
CAMP HILL (Cumberland
Co.) For what could possibly
be the first time, the dairy industry
of Pennsylvania has united in its
position on 12 major provisions of
a dairy proposal for the next farm
The Pennsylvania Farm Bur
eau, Pennsylvania Slate Grange,
Pennsylvania Farmers Union.
Dairylea Cooperative. Atlantic
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 9, 1995
hria, Blair, Huntingdon, Perry,
Cumbertond.and Attorns counties.
The remaining 24 counties in the
west are under a drought watch.
Many townships have put in
severe water restrictions. Lancas
ter, which officially recorded its
driest August in 82 yean, averaged
only 0.8 inch of rain, down 2.9
Dairy Cooperative. Milk Market
ing Inc. cooperative and the Penn
sylvania Association of Milk
Dealers hive all reached a consen
sus on 12 provisions of a dairy
proposal offered by Congressman
Steve Gunderson (R-Wisc.). Rep.
Gunderson chairs the U.S. House
Agriculture Subcommittee on
Dairy, Livestock and Poultry.
While details of his dairy proposal
ren; Stacey Hildreth, Greene; Marie Lleb, Cambria; Jennifer Davis, Berks;
Crystal Couch, Huntingdon; Tracy Post, Crawford; Kelly Fowler, Butler;
Jennifer Brumbaugh, Bedford; Gretchen Yaple, Clearfield; and Amy Paul,
Somerset. Fourth rdW, Julie Zepp, Adams; Eiplly Dum, perry; Libby Main,
Franklin; Meghan Kellogg, Mercer; Beth Marshall, Beaver-Lawrence; Re
becca Dugan, SUN; Lorle Brownwell, Cumberland; Yvonne Peterman, Ly
coming; Rhonda Kieklak, Erie; Jolene Martin, Centre; and Diane Yoder, Mif
flin. See page A 29 for details on pageant reservations.
inches from normal in August The
county may soon consider water
rationing in some townships. Den
ver Borough announced a mandat
ory ban on nonessential water use
Aug. 29. Ephrata Borough
announced Tuesday it would com
ply with the state drought warning
and .loin Denver in the water con
have been released, no legislation
has been introduced as yet
The group has sent an open let
ter to Pennsylvania’s congression
al delegation outlining the 12
points of Rep. Gunderson’s dairy
proposal on which a consensus
has been reached. While there is a
general consensus on a number of
other portions of the proposal,
agreement was not unanimous.
Four Sections
serration effort, according to
reports in the Ephrata Review.
West Earl and other townships in
the county have similar restrictions
in place. Other counties in the east
ern part of the state have put tight
restrictions on general water use.
For con in some parts of the
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“It could come as a great shock
to some people that the dairy in
dustry of Pennsylvania can unify
on any portion of a farm bill pro
posal." commented Pennsylvania
Farm Bureau president Keith Eck
el. “But a consensus on 12 points
of Gunderson’s proposal was in
deed reached at a meeting of
Pennsylvania farm groups, dairy
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