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AlO-LancMter Fanning, Saturday, September 30, 1935
The Real Need
Of the National Farm Bill
The development of the farm bill in Washington, DC, has
taken on a new face this year. Driven by economic factors rather
than regional crop interests, cuts in spending on farm programs
But national farm policy should go beyond the farm bill to
bring abbut reforms that are needed to make farming profitable.
Dennis Avery and Dave Juday, writing in the October issue of the
Hudson Briefing Paper, say that farmers and others in agriculture
arc more concerned about the $65 billion in costs that are part of
the regulatory and taxing process than they are about the $l2 bil
lion in annual crop subsidy payments.
If our Congress really wants to help fanners, they should cor
rect some of the problems.
• A one-time tax exemption from capital gains on the sale of a
farm by a farmer over age fifty-five.
Provide 100 percent income-tax deduction for health-care
’ Provide regulatory relief for farmers affected by wetlands
• Modernize pesticide regulation,
• Renew America’s traditional commitment to ag research.
If Congress removes unfair taxation, eases regulatory burdens
and helps fund ag research, they will do more to encourage
American agriculture than any other farm bill has done in recent
Pa. State Maple Meeting and Tour,
Monroeton Fire Hall, 9 a.m.
Northeast Lamb Pools, Troy Sales
Bam, grading 9 a.m., sale 3
picnic, Ed and Debbie Zug
Hollidaysburg Community Fair,
New Holland Farmers Fair, New
Holland, thru Oct. 7.
Where Is Money In Farming?
Workshop 3, Dußois, 7 p.m.-9
p.m., also Oct. 10 and 17.
Farm Records Made Easy Work
shop Series, Washington Coun
ty Extension, 9:30 a.m.-3;30
p.m., continues Oct. 10.
Handle With Care Roundtable,
University of Md. Cooperative
Extension sites in College Park,
Easton, Salisbury, and West
minster, 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Pasture/grazing meeting, Sherman
Haas Farm, Rebersburg, 10
a.m.-noon and 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Twilight Balage Meeting
(wrapped-bale haylage), Heidel
Hollow Farm, Slatington, 6
Maintaining Economic Viability
In Ag Workshop, Lighthouse
Restaurant, Chambersburg, 9
Lancaster County Farm Bureau
meeting, Hershey Farm
Keystone International Livestock
Exposition, Farm Show Com
plex, Harrisburg, thru Oct. 9.
World Dairy Expo, Dane County
Expo Center, Madison. Wis.,
thru Oct. 8.
Where Is Money In Fanning?
❖ Farm Calendar*
Workshop 4, Coudersport, 7
p.m.-9 p.m„ also Oct 11 and
Berks County 4-H Market Swine
Show and Sale, Leesport Far
mers Market 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dairy Farm Open House, Para
Dice Farm, Larry and Roger
Dice families, Chambersburg,
11)iirsfl;i\. OrloluT 5
Where Is Money In Farming?
Workshop 5, Clearfield, 7
p.m.-9 p.m., also OcL 12 and
ADADC Dist 2 meeting, Sahari
Restaurant, Carthage, N.Y., 8
ADADC Dist. IS meeting, Ran
dolph Fire Hall, Randolph,
Luzerne County Annual Meeting
and 4-H Achievement Awards
Presentation, Luzerne County
Manheim Community Farm
Show, Manheim, thru Oct. 13.
Local Solutions ToPa.’s Pollution,
Nittany Lion Inn, State College,
thru OcL 11.
Poultry Management and Health
Seminar, Kreider’s Restaurant,
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
annual meeting, Delmarva
Convention Center, Delmar,
Dairylea Cooperative Inc. annual
meeting, Sheraton Inn, Liver
pool, N.Y., thru Oct. 11.
ADADC Dist. 6 meeting. Club
211, Middletown, N.Y., 7:30
Soybeans may be good feed for
cows, especially high-producing
Soybeans are high in protein. It
is a good quality protein contain
ing a good mixture of the amino
acids that cows need.
If the beans are roasted, they are
a good source of bypass protein
and energy because of their high
They have the potential to
increase milk production, espe
cially in high-producing cows, but
they must be fed properly, accord
ing to Glenn Shirk, extension dairy
The fat in the bean may interfere
with fiber digestion in die rumen.
Therefore, total fat intake from the
ration must be monitored closely.
Because of their fat content,
beans may become rancid if they
are ground too far in advance of
usage. Raw soybeans contain a
trypsin inhibiting enzyme, which
interferes with the digestion of
protein. Another enzyme, urease,
causes the release of urea when
raw beans are mixed with urea
When beans are roasted, these
wo enzymes are destroyed and
these problems avoided. Because
of these problems, it is suggested
that raw beans be limited to no
more'than 10 percent of the ration
If roasted, beans may make up
10 to IS percent of the total ration
dry matter. At higher levels, there
is a risk of causing off-flavored
milk and throwing cows off feed.
HAYFA monthly meeting, Ephra-
I hursd;i\, Oitolur 12
Unionville Community Fair,
Unionville, thru Oct. 14.
4th Annual Pa. Community Fore
stry Conference, Days Inn,
Penn State, thru Oct. 13.
ADADC Dist 10 meeting, Brisben
Baptist Church, Brisben NY
ADADC Dist. 17 meeting, Gibson
Grange, Gelatt, 8 p.m.
Pay Va. Turkey Day, Embers Inn
and Convention Center, Carli-
Takings Debate Seminar, Berks
County Ag Center, Leesport,
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Penn-Ohio Sale, Fairgrounds,
Stoneboro, 11 a.m.
N.W. Cattleman’s Association
21st Annual Choice Plus Club
Calf Sale and Educational
Seminar, Mercer County 4-H
When cows are fed appreciable
amounts of good quality nlfiiifa
haylage and other ensiled feeds,
they could be consuming too much
soluble protein. In these cases, it
would be desirable to replace soy
bean oil meal, which is high in sol
uble protein, with a bypass protein
feed such as roasted soybeans.
The need foi bypass protein
increases as milk production
increases. But it should be remem
bered that even high-producing
cows need some soluble protein
for good rumen function.
A properly functioning rumen is
a valuable source of microbial pro
tein, one of the best and cheapest
source of bypass protein that ever
existed. The amount of proteins
that bypass digestion in the rumen
increases when beans are roasted,
but decreases with grinding and
So, if you need bypass protein,
do not overheat or over- process
Glenn Shirk, extension dairy
Acts 6:1 through 8:3
Acts 7:54 through 8:3
This may not be the first fuss in a
Christian church, but it is the first
recorded one: “now in these days
, when the disciples were increasing
in number, the Hellenists mur
mured against the Hebrews
because their widows were
neglected in the daily distribution”
We’ve probably all belonged to
a church where somebody mur
mured against someone else for
neglect real or imagined. “The
young couples of this church are
not very well represented on the
church administrative board. Pas
tor!” “Reverend, you must be
aware that those of us who have
been here for a long time are get
ting put out to pasture!” Et cetera,
et cetera, et cetera.
The'first church in Jerusalem
was essentially composed of two
groups: Greek-speaking Jews
(Hellenists) and Aramaic
speaking (Hebrews) followers of
Jesus. As the congregation pooled
their economic goods and resour
ces and then redistributed them
among all the people of the congre
gation, the intention was to distri
bute these goods equally. But the
Aramaic speaking Jews protested
that their widows were not'getting
their fair share.
The response of the twelve
apostles is a little pompous in my
estimation; “It is not right that we
should give up preaching the word
of God to serve tables” (6:2).
Obviously they didn’t inherit that
attitude from (heir master, who on
one occasion washed the feet of his
disciples (John 13:1-12) and on
another said: “For which is the
greater, one who sits at table, or
one who serves? Is it not the one
who sits at table? But I am among
you as one who serves” (Luke
(That reminds me of the Texan
who was surprised when his new
preacher fell off his horse. He said
he figured all preachers were good
on horseback, “spending as much
If forages are found to contain
higher levels of nitrates because of
the dry weather, the impact they
will have on livestock may be
minimized by following a few
First* know exacdy what the
nitrate content of the-forage is by
testing. Second, feed limited
amounts of feeds containing ele
vated levels of nitrate nitrogen.
Third, mix feeds high in nitrate
with feeds which are lower in
nitrates. Fourth, feed high energy
feeds, those with high carbohy
drate levels, with vitamin A
The carbohydrates provide the
rumen microflora with energy to
convert the nitrates into protein.
Fifth, ensiling high nitrate forages
for 3 to 4 weeks will reduce
nitrates levels by 30 percent.
Robert Anderson, extension
Feather Prof.’s Footnote:
“Excellence can be yours if you
make change a positive word in
time on their nigh horse as they
The solution to the dilemma was
a reasonable one. So that the apos
tles would not have to supervise
the waiting on tables, they
appointed seven Hellenists to do
just that, commissioning the first
deacons in the church. Their job
was to look after the needs, not
only of the Hellenistic widows, but
all the needy of the congregation.
(Actually the term “deacon” was
not used in Acts, but this passage is
often regarded as the beginning of
the concept of deaconate. Literal
ly, the Greek wend may be trans
lated as “servant,” “attendant,” or
“minister” one who serves.)
There was nothing wrong with
this plan, except that, like most of
us, the apostles were a bit arrogant
in thinking that by commissioning
the seven deacons they had neatly
divided the responsibilities into
two well-defined divisions: (1)
those who preach the gospel, and
(2) those who minister to the
needy. They had attempted to pour
the Spirit of God into a bottle.
It is ironic to me then that,
immediately following the
account of the special commis
sioning of the seven Hellenists to
take care of the mundane tasks of
the congregation and free the apos
tles for the task of preaching the
gospel, the writer of Acts follows
with several long passages relating
the story of Stephen, the man
appointed to serve tables who
preaches one of the most important
and dangerous! sermons
recorded in the New Testament!
He was only authorized by the
apostles to do the, work of a deacon
certainly not that of an apostle!
but Stephen was “full of grace
and power” and he did “great won
ders and signs among the people”
Later, the writer of Acts says of
his opponents. “But they could not
withstand the wisdom and the spir
it with which he spoke” (6:9).
Like his master, Stephen did not
have the right credentials, but he
had the power.
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Robert 0. Campbell General Manager
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To Deal With
High Nitrate Feeds
JUST A DEACON
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